The Scottish ParaClimb 2019 is being held on Sunday the 8th September alongside a new Adult Lead and Speed Competition.

This means that the paraclimb routes will be spread across new areas of the Ratho walls, giving some great new challenges which have not been possible before.

The Paraclimb Festival is more than just a competition, with two levels of participation possible, starting with simply getting a taster of what paraclimbing is all about.

1.Come-and-try: An opportunity to simply come and have a go at climbing if you have never tried it before – no experience necessary.

2.All-abilities Competition: Compete in the paraclimbingcompetition for FUN – routes and boulder problems specifically designed for para climbers (and by paraclimbers).

The man responsible, Keith Lynch, in action (those are his shoes in the opening image)

The Speed Wall will be available if you fancy having a go. ParaClimbers are responsible for deciding if they wish to try the speed. Be aware that the route itself is about F6b+ and it runs with fast auto-belays. There will be one ParaClimb category.

You can drop-in during the qualification period and have a go and if you want to record a time then you have two timed attempts as a qualifier. The top 8 (max) para-climbers from the qualifier will go to a final.

All the athletes will be assisted by an experienced bealying team.

If you want to come along and get involved, full details, including categories, can be found if you follow the link below to book your space.