Get Ready for the KAUST Arab Youth Climbing Competition

23 August, 2023

September 15

10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Climbing Wall

Island Recreation Club


SpiderBoys and SpiderGirls! It is time for you to showcase your super climbing skills at the KAUST Arab Youth Climbing Competition.


Organized in collaboration with the Saudi Climbing and Hiking Federation, the competition will take place on September 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Island Recreation Club Climbing Wall. Children aged 10 to 13 will compete in the Auto-Belay category, while children aged 14-15 will compete in the Lead Climbing category.



  • Registration is now open and is on a first come, first served basis.
  • To register, you need to create a membership account here. Within 7 business days, you will receive an email to inform you if your request is approved or rejected.
  • Once approved, please follow the steps in the email to finalize your registration.
  • Registration closes on September 7. Please make sure you apply for the membership by August 31 to be able to register within this timeframe.
  • For more information about the competition, please click here.


Climbing Training Camp

Young climbers who register for the competition can benefit from the Climbing Training Camp that will be offered for free at the Climbing Wall from August 28 to August 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You can learn more about the camp here.



Not a climber? You can still join us to cheer on your favorite climbers to the top.



For further information, feel free to drop us an email at


What Sustainable Development Goal is this event related to?

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being


KAUST Partnership with the Saudi Climbing and Hiking Federation


KAUST started a partnership with the Saudi Climbing and Hiking Federation (SCHF) to join efforts to promote and develop the sport of climbing on a national level. The SCHF is the national governing body of all aspects of rock climbing and hiking in Saudi Arabia. If you’d like to be a member or learn more about them, click here.