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Junior & Inter-School Competition

Our 2024 Junior and Inter-School Competition takes place at The Pool from Friday 21st to Friday 28th June 2024

Competition Rules

  • In order to enter the event, competitors should have climbed before or be under the supervision of a Climb Newcastle coach in a slot below.
  • Categories will follow the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) system:
    • Youth A those born in 2007 & 2008
    • Youth B those born in 2009 & 2010
    • Youth C those born in 2011 & 2012
    • Youth D those born in 2013 & 2014
    • Youth E those born in 2015 & 2016
    • plus an additional category: Youth Z  those born in 2005 & 2006 and at school/college
    There is also a category for school/college teachers – you must be a teacher at a North East school or college (area as stated below).
  • Competitors should be resident in the North East (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham or Teeside) or be a student at a North East school or college.
  • Each school is permitted to enter as many individuals as they wish
  • and scores will be pooled with other school members even if they did not attend as part of a school group. School rankings are calculated as the sum of the top 3 individual scores in an age category.
  • Results will be announced online after the event.

Booking Info for school groups

If you would like to bring a school group, please contact us at

Info for individuals

Arrangements for individual entrants depends on whether you normally climb with a coach in a session, or come in with a competent adult / are signed off for unsupervised climbing.

Climb without a coach?

If you normally come in with a competent adult / are signed off for unsupervised climbing, come along during the competition dates, pick up a scorecard and complete the competition within 90 minutes.

Climb with a coach? Book into a slot

  • Bookings must be made in advance and via our website.
  • Sessions are open to existing Academy or Rock Stars participants, or under 18s who would normally climb without a coach. For juniors born in years 2005-2016.
  • Price is £10pp. If you are booking multiple sessions then please book each one individually.

Please select a slot below:

Book online

Before booking a session, please create an account and complete our registration section.