Scott climbs to Scottish title

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Banchory athlete Scott Keir won the Scottish Junior Bouldering Championships for the second year running last weekend.

Held at the new state of the art climbing academy centre in Glasgow, this year’s competition was an “open” event and attracted over 100 of the best young climbers from across the UK and Ireland.

After qualifying rounds in the morning the top six in each category went through to a final climb off.

Scott went through as the highest placed qualifier and was the only finalist to top out two of the three final routes to the enthusiastic support of the local crowd.

This has been a successful year for Scott so far. He has won the local Transition Extreme junior bouldering league, the Scottish schools climbing championship and maintained his place on the Scottish junior climbing squad.

The next big challenge for the 16-year-old will be the British finals of the youth climbing series to be held in Edinburgh later this month and then the British bouldering championships to be held as part of the cliffhanger festival in Sheffield in July.

Scott says he is grateful for the support of Beyond hope climbing, Evolv climbing shoes and Metolius Climbing.