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Bristol Youth Squad

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The TCA Bristol Youth Squad comprises 30 young climbers who have been selected to represent The Climbing Academy (TCA) at local, national and international climbing competitions. 

There is a busy competition calendar that includes events such as the British Mountaineering Councils ‘Youth Climbing Series’ (BMC YCS), Blokfest and the Junior British Bouldering Championships. 

Although competitions are great fun and are a clear and tangible way to demonstrate the abilities of our athletes, they are just a small part of bouldering and climbing. We want the team to experience all aspects of the sport, so members are regularly taken to some of the UK’s top outdoor climbing and bouldering locations. When possible we also run squad trips to notable outdoor climbing areas, such as the Peak District.


Take part


The squad year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Squad selection is held in December each year. There are no prerequisites, so any climber aged 8-16 can attend team selection.

Squad selection date

2023 Squad Selection will be held on Mon 11 December @ The Mothership and Wed 13 December @ The Church. Book a place on squad trials:

Roped Round @ The Church
Bouldering Round @ The Mothership


To find out more about our climbing squad, please email or click here. You can follow the team on Instagram and photos from squad trips & competitions can be found here!