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Winter Bouldering Leagues 2023/24

Stay strong, winter is coming! Winter Bouldering Leagues return to Depot Climbing this winter season to keep you moving throughout the cold months.

4 months, 4 rounds, scores count for a limited time only (up to 4 days), with the final round score counting double.  Your best 3 scores from the 4 rounds are combined to give your local Depot WBL Champions.

Every round in each participating centre will host a raffle on the round, simply submit your scorecard to be in with a chance of winning great prizes from top brands, no matter where your score lands you.

The more rounds you attend, the bigger and better the raffle prizes become!

Scorecards and Round Results can be found at the bottom of the page.

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What is the Winter Bouldering League?

Here to foster a sense of community within each Depot Climbing site, Winter Bouldering Leagues inject a bit of friendly competition and an opportunity for climbers of all abilities to experience a competitive environment without pressure.

6 Depot Climbing centres will host 4 rounds of the Winter Bouldering League competition, Round 1 will take place in December, Round 2 will take place in January, Round 3 in February and the final Round 4 will take place in March.

Unlike in previous years of Bouldering Leagues, scoring will be available for limited periods only, and Depot WBL rounds will be set in/on a specific area of a designated competition wall in each participating site.

Be sure to check what days scoring is open at your local Depot site.

Scores will be submitted online, with results available within hours of completion of the round. No more paper scorecards!

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How do they work?

It’s all so simple! Each round will consist of 20 boulders, ranging from V0-V8, climb as many of them as you can, in as few attempts as possible, all while having fun! The scoring works:

  • 1st attempt = 10 points
  • 2nd attempt= 7 points
  • 3rd attempt = 4 points
  • 4+ attempts = 1 point

R4 scores will count double.

Your final League score will be your 3 best scores combined from the series.

Problems will be up on the walls until the reset for the next round, however, scores only count on the designated round days, your scores won’t be counted if not submitted during the current round.

when are the rounds?

Depot Armley

  • December 6th – 10th
  • January 10th – 14th
  • February 7th – 11th
  • March 6th – 10th

Depot Birmingham

  • December 1st – 4th
  • January 5th – 8th
  • February 2nd – 5th
  • March 1st – 4th

Depot Manchester

  • December 15th – 17th
  • January 19th – 21st
  • February 16th – 18th
  • March 8th – 10th

Depot Nottingham

  • December 7th –  10th
  • January 11th – 14th
  • February 8th – 11th
  • March 7th – 10th

Depot Pudsey

(one night only)
  • December 8th
  • January 12th
  • February 9th
  • March 8th

Depot Sheffield

  • December 8th – 10th
  • January 5th – 7th
  • February 2nd – 4th
  • March 1st – 3rd
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Our categories spread from age 7 and don’t have an upper age limit! See below for more details:

  • Junior Male 7-15
  • Junior Female 7-15
  • Open Male 16-44
  • Open Female 16-44
  • Masters Male 45+
  • Masters Female 45+

Overall Winners Prizes

  • Juniors Male & Female 1st, 2nd & 3rd place: WBL Trophies
  • Open Male & Female 1st Place: £85 voucher
  • Open Male & Female 2nd Place: £45 voucher
  • Open Male & Female 3rd Place: £30 voucher
  • Masters Male & Female 1st Place: £75 voucher
  • Masters Male & Female 2nd Place: £35 voucher
  • Masters Male & Female 3rd Place: £20 voucher

Round Raffle Prizes

Each round has its very own unique raffle, and all you have to do to enter is submit your online scorecard!

Raffle prizes get bigger and better the more rounds you attend, starting small with chalk and bags and ending big with backpacks and bouldering mats.

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Winter Bouldering Leagues Scorecards

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Depot Climbing is a member of the British Association of Climbing Walls