The Glasgow Climbing team are talented climbers aged 10-18 who compete in local, national and international competitions throughout the year. The abilities of the members vary from the keen newcomer that has obvious potential, through to national champions and members of the GB Climbing Team.
In normal years, there is a very busy competition calendar that includes events such as the British Mountaineering Councils ‘Youth Climbing Series’ (BMC YCS), the Junior British Bouldering Championships and the Climbing Works International Festival.
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 squad to experience all aspects of the sport, so members are regularly taken to some of the UK’s top outdoor climbing and bouldering locations.
Due to the worldwide pandemic 2020 has been a bit different. We are unable to run our usual squad selection process and as such our current squad will remain and start training for events that we hope will restart in 2021.
TCA and Ellis Brigham sponsor the team. With our wealth of experience, the aim is to produce communities of gifted climbers, whose lifelong participation will help to shape the sport for years to come.