The 2018 Development Squad has been identified following the selection weekend at Awesome Walls Sheffield.
The BMC thanks the squad coaches and volunteers who made the weekend a success and Awesome Walls for hosting us.
The routes and the boulder problems were set in the the style of those at international competitions thanks to the hard work of the route setting team.
Dark Ventures and Beta Climbing provided the BMC with an amazing selection of holds and we’re grateful for their support.
Berghaus sponsors GB Climbing and those selected for the squad will benefit from their continued support.
In choosing the squad, the selectors considered a range of issues. The top two scoring climbers in each age category were automatically invited to join the Development Squad, as noted on our site.
The remaining squad members were identified based on their performance at selection, and where relevant, their domestic or international competition results from the previous 12 months, including any exceptional performances.
The selectors were mindful of ensuring that those climbers in the bottom half of any age category were not disadvantaged. Of the 42 climbers selected, half sit in the lower end of the age categories and half sit in the top half. 20 girls have been selected and 22 boys.
For injured climbers invited to selection but unable to attend, their 2017 results were considered alongside any information provided noting reasons for their non-attendance.
2018 Development Squad
2018 Development Squad seleciton results
The GB Climbing Team is supported by the BMC, Mountaineering Scotland, Berghaus, and Rock Over Climbing, and the GB Paraclimbing Team is supported by Oakwood Climbing Centre and Quay Climbing Centre. Many UK walls also support the British Climbing Team through free or subsidised entry.
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