Young people in the north are being encouraged to try out their skills on climbing walls.
The Climb Scotland Fun Climbing Competition allows people to enter as individuals or as teams, with the qualification rounds at times to suit themselves – before progressing to a grand final in Aberdeen in November.
The new fun climbing competition gives them a flavour of the thrills of competition climbing without the stress.
Climbing walls at the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven, Three Wise Monkeys in Fort William, Gairloch Leisure Centre, Inverness Leisure, Lochbroom Leisure Centre, the Pickaquoy Leisure Centre in Orkney and Transition Extreme in Aberdeen along with others across mainland Scotland, are taking part in the competition.
The competition offers young people a great way to have a go at competition climbing, perhaps for the first time ever, and compete against their friends, whether they are from school, a youth group or a climbing club.
Youngsters can enter as individuals or as teams, with the qualification rounds at times to suit themselves.
Kevin Howett, 0f Mountaineering Scotland said: “Indoor climbing is becoming increasingly popular with young people and there’s a very active competition scene.
“We felt there was a need for a less formal competition which could be enjoyed by young people no matter what grade or style they climb.”
More details about the competition can be found at climbscotland.net.