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Participants in are divided into age appropriate categories. Climbing Manitoba follows the CEC’s Long Term Athlete Development Model, as well as the IFSC categories standards. These are the Canadian climbing categories:

  • Youth D: 10/11 years old – does NOT compete at Regional nor National Championships

  • Youth C: 12/13 years old – does NOT compete at National Championships

  • Youth B: 14/15 years old

  • Youth A: 16/17 years old

  • Junior: 18/19 years old

  • Senior: 16+ years old


For the 2023-2024 Competition Season, eligibility is defined as the age of participant at December 31, 2024, following these years of birth:

  • Youth D: participants born in 2013 or 2014

  • Youth C: participants born in 2011 or 2012

  • Youth B: participants born in 2009 or 2010

  • Youth A: participants born in 2007 or 2008

  • Junior: participants born in 2005 or 2006

For the 2024-2025 Senior Competition Season, Senior eligibility is defined as the age of the participant on December 31, 2025, following this criteria:

  • Senior: participants born in 2007 and before 

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