Youth Boulder Ladder

A fun, in-house competition series at Durham Climbing Centre for ages 7 – 15 years!




 What is it?

A friendly, low stress and fun competition series running during the Summer months July – September.  The event is referred to as a ‘Ladder’ competition as it is possible for juniors to move up (or down) the ladder as they gain more points with every visit. There are four rounds, each lasting 3 weeks.  All scores will be available online on a live scoreboard! There are 6 junior categories: 7 – 9 Male, 7 – 9 Female, 10 – 12 Male, 10 – 12 Female, 13 – 15 Male, 13 – 15 Female.


Supporting Climbers Against Cancer (CAC)

This year, we are joining forces with the charity set up by climber John Ellison: Climbers Against Cancer (CAC).  We will be donating scorecard fees and proceeds from T Shirt sales to Climbers Against Cancer (CAC). CAC is a truly global campaign with CAC t-shirts and accessories being sold across all five continents. Climbers, their friends and families are wearing the CAC logo with pride on rock faces, in climbing centres and in every day life.

From the start of the competition, we will be stocking CAC T shirts and vests in our shop with all proceeds going directly to CAC. Look out for the special CAC climbing holds each round which could help you to win free chocolate!  All you have to do is post a video of yourself completing the problem to our facebook page or twitter, hashtag #climbersagainstcancer and tag a mate!

Make sure you come along on opening night each round to make the most of the £5 entry fee.

Round Dates

Round 1: 1st July – 21st July – FREE CAC BADGE on opening night

Round 2: 15th July – 4th August

Round 3: 29th July – 18th August

Round 4: 12th August – 3rd September

Raffle, Challenges, Prizes & BBQ Saturday 3rd September 2pm – 4pm

Raffle, Spot Prizes, Climbing Challenges and BBQ

For each round you enter, you’ll receive a raffle ticket.  The raffle will be drawn on Saturday 3rd September 2pm – 4pm when we will have a BBQ and prizes for participants. Prizes will be awarded for random results, so you could even win if you come 50th!


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8Pre- Event Information






YBL 2015



YBL 2014






YBL 2013