BMC & Climb Scotland Paraclimbing Series 2016 - Dates and Online Entry

Posted by Rob Adie on 10/08/2016
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The Paraclimbing Series is organised by the BMC, Climb Scotland, Manchester Climbing Centre, Newcastle Climbing Centre, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and the Castle Climbing Centre, London.

This is a series of events to provide disabled people with an opportunity to have a go at climbing in the competitive environment. It will be run in friendly surroundings with lots of experienced people on hand to assist. We hope to get as many paraclimbers as possible to attend the four events and we will hopefully get climbers attending more than one event so we can have some series winners.

DATES & VENUES  2016

We plan to use this series as a basis for talent identification and selection for the GB Paraclimbing Team. For 2017 the Paraclimbing Team are to be sponsored by Berghaus and Birchall Blackburn Law.

CATEGORIES

There will be nine different categories – Male and Female:

  • Using Upper & Lower Limbs (any number) (Neurological Physical Disability)
  • Lower Body Amputation/Limbless
  • Upper Body Amputation/Limbless
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Condition
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • Mental Health support needs

COMPETITION FORMAT

Competitors will have to climb three roped climbs and three boulder problems and will be given a score on each one dependant on height gained. The climber with the best score in each category will win.

COMPETITION TIMINGS

Round 1: This event is run by the MCofS – Full details, including entry, here

Rounds 2 & 4

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm – Registration opens – competitors can turn up at any time during the day.
  • 10:30am – Climbing starts.
  • 4:00pm – Climbing finishes.
  • 4:30pm – Prize giving.

Round 3

  • 11:00am - 4:00pm – Registration opens – competitors can turn up at any time during the day.
  • 11:30am – Climbing starts.
  • 6:00pm – Climbing finishes.
  • 6:30pm – Prize giving.

Notes

Please note we will be putting top ropes on the boulder problems, to allow competitors to be able to put in maximum effort without the worry of an awkward landing off the boulder problems.

Overall series winners will be crowned at this event, and competitors must have competed in at least two events to have an overall series result.

ENTRY FEE

Prior online registration – all entrants:

Round 1 – see MCofS website

Rounds 2, 3 & 4

  • 1 event – £8
  • 2 events – £15
  • All 3 events – £22

On the day registration, all entrants: £10


Please note that competitors are responsible for bringing their own carer and support workers appropriate to the competitors disability, to assist them to participate in the event. The BMC is not responsible for providing support workers appropriate to each competitors disability, but the staff and volunteers involved in the competition will do their best to help and support competitors to compete the best they can.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please complete the online entry form at least two days before each event. Entries on the day will be accepted, but online entry is preferable.
  • Parental consent must be given for any competitor aged 12 to 17 years on the day of the event.
  • All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application. They will then receive a further e-mail containing full event information two days before the event.

Please note that emails do not always reach their destination, it is therefore your responsibility to contact the BMC if email notification has not been received the day before the event.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • TWITTER: Follow 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
22/01/2013
There doesn't appear to be a link on this page to the online application form. Please can it be added.
2) Rob Adie (author comment)
09/01/2014
Wow that was fast - there are two links on the page - just click directly on the ENTER ONLINE HERE text.

Cheers

Rob
3) Anonymous User
10/01/2014
Enter online link is broken.
4) Rob Adie (author comment)
10/01/2014
Seems to be working for me, let me know where its broken for you - rob@thebmc.co.uk
5) Anonymous User
03/04/2014
Looking forward to entering Newcastle round in a few weeks.
6) Anonymous User
13/11/2015
When will the full results be out for the Bewcastle round?
7) Anonymous User
17/11/2015
Hi there,
I'm a disabled climber, but cannot toprope (medical reasons). Is there a possibilty of just competing in the bouldering?
8) Gep7452
11/08/2016
Only links I can find are those button 'Sign Up here' these do not work because when you logon to the BMC Events Booking Site it states

Event Registration Service
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Access Denied
You are not authorized to access this page.

and no BCS Paraclimbinbg Registration is available
9) Rob Adie (author comment)
11/08/2016
The registration is now working. Apologies.

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