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Winter Routes Leagues 2023/24

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

4 months, 4 rounds, scoring open for 3 weeks, with the final round score counting double.  Your best 3 scores from the 4 rounds are combined to give your local Depot WRL 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 Routes League?

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

Our dedicated roped climbing centre BIG Depot Climbing will host 4 rounds of the Winter Routes Leagues competition, Round 1 will take place in December, Round 2 will take place in January, Round 3 in February and the 4th and final round will take place in March.

Lead climbing competition routes will be in specific areas of the centre, and will be marked for clarity, and all scoring is explained below.

Scores will be submitted online, with results available within days 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 15 routes, ranging from 6a-8a, 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
  • Bonus Holds = 1 point per hold used (you must actively move from the hold, not just touch it)

Scores are only valid for routes that you lead (no top roping) clean (without falls or resting on the rope).

Please note that bonus holds only count once, if you take 4 attempts to do the route, bonus holds only count for one of those attempts. If you aren’t sure, ask a member of staff.

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

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

When Are the Rounds?


  • November 29th – December  24th


  • January 10th – February 4th


  • February 7th – March 3rd


  • March 6th – March 31st

What Categories & Prizes are there?


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: WRL 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 ropes and quickdraw packs.

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Winter Routes Leagues Overall Scores

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Winter Routes Leagues Results

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Winter Bouldering Leagues in Leeds

Not enough competition for you? Our Armley & Pudsey sites in Leeds will be hosting Winter Bouldering Leagues.

Check out our WBL page for more details.

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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

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