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COMPETITIONS

IFSC World Cup back in the UK - EICA, Ratho - 23-24 September

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25/05/2017

International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup Lead, Speed & Paraclimbing Cup will be held at Edinburgh’s International Climbing Arena:Ratho from 23 – 24 September 2017. This is the first time the World Cup in Lead & Speed has been held on British soil since 2003 and the first time the Paraclimbing Cup has been held in Scotland.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

This Girl Can: Get back into climbing

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15/05/2017

At the recent This Girl Can photo-shoot we met Nikki who used to climb in her 20’s but then work, family and new hobbies came along and she hasn’t climbed for a few years. We caught up with Nikki to find out more about her climbing plans.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Emily on climbing through pregnancy

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15/05/2017

After the BMC's This Girl Can Climb photo shoot we caught up with Emily to chat about her experience continuing to climb through her pregnancy.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Women's Sport Week 2017

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10/05/2017

Women’s Sport Week is taking place from 19th to 25th June this year and we really want to make some noise about all the amazing work and opportunities in climbing, hill walking and mountaineering.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

This Girl Can…. Climb Outdoors

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09/05/2017

You’ve started climbing indoors, but you’re not sure you’ve got the skills for outdoors yet, you might not know anyone who climbs outdoors, and you’re certain you don’t have all the equipment you need. The BMC have teamed up with This Girl Can to run some Ready to Rock Women's beginner sessions.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

This Girl Can Climb: Meet the Phenomenal Women

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26/04/2017

We recently held a photo-shoot for the This Girl Can Climb campaign at Manchester Climbing Centre. We'd like to introduce you to the phenomenal women that we met, over the next few months we'll be finding out more about our This Girl Can climbers and sharing their stories with you.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Climbing opportunities for everyone

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05/04/2017

Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities that are incredibly fulfilling as well as physically and mentally demanding. People of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can enjoy these activities and disability needn’t be seen as a barrier to participation.
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GUIDEBOOKS

How will Brexit affect sport climbing grades?

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01/04/2017

In view of the current climate, the BMC decided to poll its membership on the question of grades. Should British grades come first? Is there room for foreign grades taking over our routes? The results are in and it’s time for Operation BFG.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Performance sport climbing days for young people

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23/03/2017

These courses will be run by Ian Dunn who has many years of experience sport climbing. Ian has been the Manager of the GB Junior Climbing Team and is a Development Coach. Ian really enjoys sport climbing and has climbed extensively in the UK, Europe and Thailand, he also loves passing on knowledge to others and seeing climbers push themselves and achieve their goals. Ian has run many workshops and Sport Climbing Courses for The BMC.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Ready to Rock: Outdoor days 2017

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23/03/2017

Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment. To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.
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