2016 BMC Youth Climbing Series - Dates, Venues & Online Entry

Posted by Rob Adie on 08/12/2015
Josh Ibbertson competing in the 2015 YCS Final - Photo - Sandy Carr

The venues for the 2016 BMC Youth Climbing Series have been finalised and you can now enter online for the series.

The BMC YCS has been expanding at a rapid rate for the last couple of years with over 800 young climbers entering in 2015. 

ENTRY FOR ALL ROUNDS IS NOW CLOSED

The 2016 Venues by Area

London & SE - North
Round 1 - 23 January – Westway Climbing Centre, London
Round 2 - 27 February – The Lock Climbing Centre, Harlow
Round 3 - 19 March - Reading Climbing Centre

London & SE - South
Round 1 - 23 January - Surrey Summit
Round 2 - 27 February - Craggy Island Guildford
Round 3 - 19 March - White Spider Climbing Centre, Kingston

South West
Round 1 - 23 January - High Sports Plymouth
Round 2 - 27 February - Undercover Rock, Bristol
Round 3 - 19 March - The Quay Climbing Centre, Exeter

South Wales
Round 1 - 23 January - Dynamic Rock, Swansea
Round 2 - 27 February – Rock UK Summit Centre
Round 3 - 19 March – Boulders Climbing Centre, Cardiff – Welsh National Final

North Wales
Round 1 - 23 January - Beacon Climbing Wall, Caenarfon
Round 2 - 27 February - Boardroom Climbing Wall, Queensferry
Round 3 - 19 March - Boulders Climbing Centre, Cardiff – Welsh National Final

Midlands
Round 1 - 23 January - The Tower Climbing Centre, Leicester
Round 2 - 27 February - Wolf Mountain, Wolverhampton
Round 3 - 19 March - Creation Climbing Centre, Birmingham

Peak Area
Round 1 - 23 January - Nottingham Climbing Centre
Round 2 - 27 February - The Foundry Climbing Centre, Sheffield
Round 3 - 19 March - Awesome Walls, Sheffield

Yorkshire & Humberside
Round 1 - 23 January – Huddersfield Climbing Centre
Round 2 - 27 February - The Leeds Wall
Round 3 - 19 March - Harrogate Climbing Centre

North West
Round 1 - 23 January – Awesome Walls Stockport
Round 2 - 27 February - West View Climbing Wall, Preston
Round 3 - 19 March – Manchester Climbing Centre

North East & Lakes
Round 1 - 23 January - Sunderland Wall
Round 2 - 27 February - King Kong Climbing Centre
Round 3 - 19 March - Newcastle Climbing Centre

The Final
23 April 2015 at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena.

ENTRY FOR ALL ROUNDS IS NOW CLOSED

The deadline for entries is 12pm on the Thursday before each round.  Please note that entries submitted after that, and entries on the day, will not be accepted.

The cost of entry is:

1 round - BMC members: £12, non-members: £18 and those on income support: £7
2 rounds - BMC members: £22, non-members: £32 and those on income support: £12
3 rounds - BMC members: £30, non-members: £48 and those on income support: £18
 
It is much cheaper to enter the YCS if you are a member of the BMC, if you enter all three rounds the cost of your membership is recouped in just your entry fee alone, then you have all the other great benefits of being a BMC member - want to join - click here
 
Non-member and Income Support entry include 3 months membership of the BMC which automatically includes free Combined Liability and Personal Accident insurance for all events.
 
Note that for Welsh residents qualification for the Welsh Final is dependent on the results from rounds 1 & 2. There is no charge for the Welsh Final.
 
Each round starts at 0930 with registration and climbing starts at around 1000, with each round normally concluding by approx. 1600 - this is totally dependent on the number of entrants in each round and the size of the venue.

Reminder of how London & SE Area split works.

The London & SE Area is split north to south along the line of the M4/Thames river unless you have an RG (Reading post code).

London & SE - North area - all those competitors living north of the M4/Thames river or living in an area with an RG postcode will compete in this area.

London & SE - South area - all those competitors living south of the M4/Thames river that don't have an RG postcode will compete in this area.

For 2016 - London & SE North and London & SE South will each be two completly separate areas, with a full 30 competitors qualifying from each region for the national final.

Parental Consent Form
To take part, the parent/guardian of a each competitor must complete a parental consent form. Consent forms can be returned to the BMC office before the date of the event - please mark FAO Amii Wilkes or bring them with you on the day of the event.

Further Information

Full rules for the 2016 series

More information on the BMC Youth Climbing Series

Full results of the series can be found here.

There are five categories, with separate girls and boys competitions, that follow the IFSC (International Federation of  Sport Climbing) system based on year of birth. The categories are called Youth A, B, C, D and E.

In 2016 these are:

Youth A - those born in 1999 & 2000
Youth B – those born in 2001 & 2002
Youth C – those born in 2003 & 2004
Youth D – those born in 2005 & 2006
Youth E - those born in 2007 & 2008

Grades for the rounds

BMC YOUTH CLIMBING SERIES

Boys Youth E

Boys Youth D

Boys Youth C

Boys Youth B

 

Boys Youth A

3 Boulder problems

4a-5a

4b-5b

4c-6a

5a-6b

5b-6c

3 Routes

F4-F6a

F4-F6b

F6a-F7a+

F6b-F7b+

F6b+-F7c+

BMC YOUTH CLIMBING SERIES

Girls Youth E

Girls Youth D

Girls Youth C

Girls Youth B

 

Girls Youth A

3 Boulder problems

4a-5a

4b-5b

4b-5c

4c-6a

5a-6b

3 Routes

F4-5+

F4-F6b

F5 -F6c/6c+

F5-F7a+/b

F6a-F7b

WATCH: BMC Youth Climbing Series Final 2015 on BMC TV:

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • TWITTERFollow the BMC Competitions Twitter feed@BMC_Comps
  • Rob Adie (BMC Competition Climbing Officer) tel: 0161 438 3318 / email: rob@thebmc.co.uk


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1) Anonymous User
14/12/2015
Hi,
Just checking that getting family bmc membership would allow my daughter the reduced entry price rather than her needing an junior membership.
Thanks
H
2) Rob Adie (author comment)
14/12/2015
Yes it will.

Thanks

Rob
3) Anonymous User
01/01/2016
How do I find out what region we fall into? I would have thought NW, as although just over the border into the southernmost part of Cumbria, we are not in Lakes and certainly not NE. NW competitions are much closer for us.
Thanks
4) Anonymous User
05/01/2016
Hi, entering my kids for the 1st time into the competitions. While filling in the form it asks for T-shirt size incase they go through to the final.

Approx what size is youth - small, med & large please?
5) Anonymous User
18/01/2016
Hi,
My son doesn't have his own climbing shoes, can we hire them on the day?
Thanks,
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6) Anonymous
18/01/2016
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7) Rob Adie (author comment)
18/01/2016
You will have to contact the host wall in question and ask them.

Cheers

Rob
8) Anonymous User
19/01/2016
Will my son need someone to belay for him?
9) Anonymous User
14/02/2016
Hi
Wanting to enter my 7yr old son into a bouldering comp/series.. We are based in Norfolk and are happy to travel.. Any info/suggestion would be great????
10) Anonymous User
20/03/2016
Could you please post what the actual grades will be for the final rounds, as these seem a little out-of-date. Thanks :)
11) Anonymous User
21/03/2016
Hi,
When will you be posting up the remaining results from the regional rounds?
12) Anonymous User
23/03/2016
I saw the Reading results shortly after the competition finished but they appear to have disappeared. Will they be posted shortly?

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