Join the Summer League Climbing Series

Join us for the Summer League Climbing Series. It’s the perfect opportunity for climbers of all levels to participate in a friendly competition. Best of all, the Summer League is free to enter, and you’ll have a chance to qualify for the live finals in September. 


Competition Details:

Competition Overview

Five rounds of comp challenges coming your way, with each round unfolding over three weeks. Your goal: tackle 35 problems in each round and rack up the highest score you can.

Everyone Welcome

Categories at the Summer League include Junior Female, Junior Male, Open, Adult Male & Adult Female.

Log Your Sends

Chuck your sends on BETA, our new software platform. The more rounds you enter, the higher your chances of improving your overall score on the leaderboard.

Round Format

Prepare for a dynamic challenge in each round, featuring a circuit of 35 problems ranging from accessible (1) to formidable (35), guaranteeing an engaging experience for climbers of all skill levels.

Competition Calendar

The Summer League spans May to September 24, culminating in live finals on Friday the 13th of September. Check out the dates below.

Launch Nights

Launch Nights: At the start of every round, we unveil the climbs at 7pm and kick off the celebration with DJ beats and free pizza. Come down, meet new friends and get some sends under your belt on lovely clean holds.

How it works

First Spot the Start Holds. Every problem has clearly marked start holds; look out for 4 wooden tags, each sporting the number of the problem. Your job? Get all four limbs on these marked points to start the climb. Also, check out where the bonus zone is – look for a hold midway, marked with tape.

Bonus Zone: These zones offer an extra chance to earn points, even if you can’t finish the problem. To grab that extra point, reach the designated hold marked with ‘zone’ and hold it in control to get the point. 

Scoring and Logging your Sends

1st Attempt


2nd Attempt


3rd Attempt


4+ Attempts


Bonus Zone


Scoring Format

Wondering how to log your scores? Here’s a bit of extra info. In our league competitions we like to keep it, fun, and, most importantly, fair. Here’s a breakdown of how you tally up those sends:

Scoring Points, here’s how it works:

  • Flash (First Attempt): Score a solid 10 points if you nail the problem on your first go.
  • Second Attempt: Bag 7 points if you conquer the challenge on your second attempt.
  • Third Attempt: Still working on it? Score 4 points if you reach the top on third attempt.
  • Subsequent Attempts: 2 points for succeeding on any attempt.
  • Bonus Zone (Bonus Holds): Get 1 point if you reach the bonus zone and hold it in control but don’t manage to top the problem..

Bonus Zones:
Just incase you missed it, we’ve added Bonus Zones. Even if you can’t conquer a problem entirely, reaching a bonus hold means you can still score a point.

Logging Your Climbs:
We’ve streamlined the process with BETA, our new software platform. It’s much simpler than trying to remember where you put your paper scoresheet, and it even adds it all up for you automatically. Our team will be delighted to assist if you need a bit of help getting started with it.”

Leaderboard and Progress:
Curious about your standing? After each round, check out how you’re doing on BETA and we also drop a leaderboard on our social channels at the end of each round. Track your progress, see where you stand.

The BETA app is available on Apple and Android, you can get it here.


Ready to Compete?



The final will take place on the City Bloc Competition Wall. We will look at the scores at the end of Round 5 and announce who will be going through to the Live Finals.

If you haven’t been down for the LIVE FINALS before, get ready for a proper treat. It’s always filled with good vibes, with a friendly bunch of competitors and supportive spectators. If you make it to the finals, then you get to experience how amazing it is having people cheering you on, giving you extra power to tackle a problem. If you fancy spectating, absolutely everyone is invited; the atmosphere is nothing short of lovely and chilled. Pull up a sofa and grab a Northern Monk beer and watch the finalists battle it out on the wall.

To give you an idea of how the Winter League final went, check out our write-up here:

Participants under the age of 18

Supervising Adults

 If its your first time at City Bloc and you’re an adult planning to take take part in the Winter League and also keeping an eye on participants under 18, there’s a little paperwork to tackle. You’ll need to fill out both the Adult registration form and the Under 18 form for the young climbers you’re supervising.

This ensures that all participants, regardless of age, are properly registered and accounted for during the session.


Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult unless they have undergone a junior assessment. An adult can supervise up to two under 18 participants, and supervising adults must be present in the building for the full session.

Junior Assessment

For climbers aged 14 to 17, we have the junior assessment option. This assessment allows them to register as Junior Unsupervised, meaning they can climb without a supervising adult in the centre. Junior assessments need to be signed off before the session they plan to attend. To arrange a junior assessment, drop us an email at [email protected] or enquire at reception.

Age Recommendations

We generally suggest that climbs are suitable for those aged 14 and above. However it be aware that the comp blocs are primarily set for adults.

For Supervising Adults Who Are Climbing

For those responsible adults who are keeping an eye on participants under 18 but aren’t planning to climb themselves, there’s no fee for supervising adults who are not climbing. We genuinely appreciate your support in making sure our younger visitors stay safe and sound.