Information for climbers
The MYCS registration form is now online and can be found on the Competition Dates page. You will need to register for each round of the series you wish to attend.
Most of our host walls require competitors and parents to be members of the wall, however, membership fees are usually waived for MYCS climbers. Any specific requirements for individual walls will be detailed on the events page.
There are six age categories taking into consideration year of birth; these are the same age categories as for the BMC 2023 Youth Climbing Series, plus the Junior category.
There are separate male and female categories.
In the bouldering only rounds, competitors must complete ten boulder problems
In the mixed rounds competitors must complete 3 boulder problems and 3 climbing routes. Groups E and D climb on top ropes with groups C to Junior leading.
The competition is open to anyone with some climbing experience, not just those intending to climb in the BMC YCS and competitors can take part in as many rounds as they wish.
All entrants are responsible for providing personal climbing equipment i.e. harness, shoes, chalk bag, helmet. There may be some available from the host wall but remember to check first
Category E - 2015 / 2016
Category D - 2013 / 2014
Category C - 2011 / 2012
Category B - 2009 / 2010
Category A - 2007 / 2008
Junior - 2005 / 2006
Each round of the MY Climbing Series is run by volunteers such as parents and local climbers. They are generously supported by the host climbing wall and its staff.
Certain regulations (most of which apply equally to competitors, spectators, parents and guardians) help to ensure the smooth running of the event and maintain a good-natured, fun atmosphere:
The instructions of the Category Judge and Chief Judge must be followed at all times.
Any disagreement with judging decisions must be taken up with the Chief Judge; NOT the Category Judge.
Unsporting or abusive behaviour at any time will not be tolerated
Climbers must be ready to take their turn on time.
Do not distract or interfere with any competitor who is preparing for, or in the process of attempting, a climb.
Parents are reminded that wearing helmets in competitions may prevent head injuries that may result from a fall or from
being struck by falling objects. Inexperienced climbers should normally wear helmets and even experienced climbers should
consider their actions carefully before deciding not to wear a helmet.
Risk and responsibility
Parents and young participants should be aware that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger
of personal injury or death. Parents and participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. The BMC publishes a wide range of publicity and good practice advice
and provides training opportunities for its members.
A parent, or an adult that a parent has arranged to be responsible for their child, must remain at the event to look after their