Scaling new heights

Some of the top young climbers from across Europe will take part in the IFSC European Youth Championships this weekend in Edinburgh.

Up to 250 climbers from around 25 different countries will compete for podium positions on 'The Hanger', 'Speed Wall' and the 'North West Wall'. 

EICA Ratho climbing


Each event will have a variety of categories including age, gender and discipline at the EICA:Ratho, which is managed on behalf of the Council by Edinburgh Leisure.

You can be a part of this exciting climbing event for free. Take the younger kids to the soft play while you try out the café, watch Europe’s elite young climbers show off their speed climbing skills and learn all about climbing at Ratho. On Sunday, the event will run 7:30am – 4pm with an awards ceremony at 3:30pm. Guests can drop in and out at any time.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Culture and Sport Convener, said: "I am delighted that Edinburgh will be hosting this exciting event at EICA:Ratho. It is a fantastic climbing venue with world class facilities and residents can attend the event and watch it for free. Young climbers will show off their skills and you can cheer them on and learn all about climbing at Ratho and the skills you can develop.”

Visit Edinburgh Leisure for further details. If you can’t make it along, the competitions will be streamed live here.

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