BMC Climbing Competitions for 2017 - Full Calendar

Posted by Rob Adie on 21/12/2016
Finley Wood competing - Photo: Dan Howard

The BMC competition calendar for 2017 is now out! Plan your year's training and events now!

BMC Youth Climbing Series

Round 1 – 28 January (21 January in SW) - venues here
Round 2 – 25 February - venues here
Round 3 – 25 March - venues here

BMC Youth Climbing Series Final 
29 April – Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

BMC Open Competitions

BMC Lead Cup - Round 1 – 1 April – Reading Climbing Centre - Open to Seniors!  

Open Youth Bouldering Competition – 2 April - The Rock, Oakwood CC - Brand New Centre!

Welsh Climbing Championships - 3 June - Beacon Climbing Centre, Caenarfon - Lead Cup Round 2

BMC British Championships

Junior British Bouldering Championships
17 June – The Depot Manchester    

Senior British Bouldering Championships
8-9 July – Sheffield

Junior & Senior British Lead & Speed Climbing Championships - Lead Cup Round 3
7-8 October – Awesome Walls Sheffield

All BMC British Championship events will count towards GB Climbing Team selection for the 2018 season.

IFSC World Cup

IFSC Edinburgh World Cup - Lead & Speed
23-24 September – Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

BMC/MCofS Paraclimbing Series

Round 1 – 9 September - Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
Round 2 – 17 October - Venue TBC
Round 3 – 11 November - Venue TBC
Round 4 –  10 December - Venue TBC

This calendar is subject to change at any time.

The years events can also be seen on the BMC's competition calendar.

The British Junior Climbing Team is supported by the BMC and Berghaus. The Gb Paraclimbing Team are sponsored by Birchall Blackburn LawMany UK walls also support the British Climbing Team through free or subsidised entry.

The ropes for these events were provided by Mammut as the official supplier of ropes to BMC climbing competitions. The prizes were provided by DMM as the official supplier of climbing gear to BMC climbing competitions.


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1) Anonymous User
21/12/2016
Please can you confirm that none of the YCS results will count towards GB team selection for 2018 as they have this year?
2) Anonymous User
23/12/2016
Regarding entry for the YCS - Does the same rule apply to those in the new GB development squad as applied to those selected for Team GB in previous years i.e. those in Youth B and above are not permitted to enter?
3) Anonymous User
23/12/2016
Does the YCS in 2017 count towards GB selection or not? Thanks!
4) Anonymous User
23/12/2016
Does the YCS in 2017 count towards GB selection or not? Thanks!
5) Anonymous User
03/01/2017
Sadly people are looking for logic where none exists! It appears that no competition results count. Look at all the big comp results from last year...The YCS, the youth open comps etc then compare with those new names selected. Some children with significant podium places NOT selected, some that have never made a final let alone got on a podium have been selected. Go figure!
6) Anonymous User
04/01/2017
Hello Rob,
The page gives a link that says: "The years events can also be seen on the BMC's competition calendar" however the calendar is empty when you follow the link.
7) Anonymous User
11/01/2017
Please could you be explicit about which comps will be considered as part of the assessment for the Development Squad. BMC Lead and Boulder Championships - Yes. What about the : BMC Open comps ? BMC YCS Final ? Welsh Nationals ? Scottish Nationals ? Being explicit about this would be one step towards better transparency.
8) Anonymous User
12/01/2017
Please could you explain how the Lead Cup works eg do competitors have to complete in more than round and it is a cumulative result or individual competitions in each region

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