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Elevate: The Ultimate Lead Climbing Competition

At Parthian Climbing, we’re all about pushing limits, conquering fears, and reaching new heights. If you’re a passionate climber, Elevate is the competition you’ve been waiting for. This thrilling lead climbing event is designed to test your skills, determination, and stamina in the best way possible.

Elevate is happening simultaneously at our Southampton and Reading centres, ensuring that climbers from different regions can join in on the action. Just like our Winter Bouldering League (WBL), Elevate welcomes climbers of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned lead climber or looking to transition into lead climbing, this competition is open to you.

How it works:

  • Each round will run for 2 weeks (Except Round 4) from the published start date. You can compete at any time during this period.
  • This is a ground-up competition meaning you are not allowed to ‘work’ the route. This means if you FALL, you must LOWER TO THE GROUND.
  • Pre-clipping a route is allowed but must be done via non-comp route holds. (max 2 clips)
  • There will be 8 Routes per round with Elevate Tags identifying the comp routes.
  • A successful attempt is when the route is climbed in a clean manner and the lower-off has been clipped (no grabbing the top of the wall!).
  • Please BRUSH the holds on your way down after each attempt
  • For those who only top rope, you DO NOT need to climb the lead routes
  • There are 4 rounds with the top 3 rounds being counted however YOU MUST attend round 4. If you qualify for finals but do not attend round 4 then you are NOT ALLOWED to compete in the final.


Register Here:

You can register for the competition at scorecard.info Follow the links to sign up to Reading and/or Southampton!

If you haven’t climbed with us before, please pre-register by filling out our Participation Agreement, which can be found here.

Two climbers at Southampton taking part in a lead competition similar to Elevate.

Stay Connected and Share Your Journey

Climbing is more than just a sport; it’s a community. Share your climbing journey with us on social media using the hashtag #Elevate24. Capture the exhilaration of each ascent, the thrill of conquering new routes, and the successes of fellow climbers. We love to see your progress, stories, and epic moments.

Save the Dates and Prepare for the Challenge

Dates and times may vary between our Southampton and Reading centres, so be sure to keep a close eye on our social media channels and look out for posters with detailed information. We’ll be posting regular updates, insights, and exclusive content leading up to the event, ensuring you’re well-prepared and informed.

The Grand Finale(s)

Just like our WBL, Elevate will conclude with a spectacular final round. Climbers from Southampton will top their final routes of the comp and take their podium places on the 25th February, while Reading climbers will come together to celebrate their achievements and face off in a climactic showdown on March the 10th. It’s an event you won’t want to miss, filled with adrenaline, achievements, and the unwavering spirit of the climbing community.

So, whether you’re already a lead climbing enthusiast or looking to take your first steps into this thrilling discipline, Elevate is your opportunity to reach for the stars. Get ready for a climbing competition like no other and be part of the Elevate movement. Let’s conquer those walls, break barriers, and elevate our climbing game together! 🚀💪