This year's climbing competition season kick-starts with the BMC Open Youth events for both Lead and Boulder, and will also count as Round One of the BMC Lead Cup, at Awesome Walls Sheffield and The Depot Nottingham on 24 and 25 February. Read on for more details.
The same format as 2017 will be used for the competitions, with the lead event on Saturday open to Senior competitors as well as the Junior categories, and the bouldering event on Sunday open only to Junior categories. The Lead event will include two qualifying routes and a final, while the bouldering event will feature a qualifying round of eight problems to complete, and a final on three problems.
Good luck to all those that attend, and make sure to leave it all on the wall!
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
Closing date for entries: midnight on Sunday 18 February
Lead Climbing Competition
Saturday 24 February, Awesome Walls Sheffield.
The BMC Lead Cup Round One is open to both Senior and Junior competitors, the same as 2017's event.
Sunday 25 February, The Depot Climbing Centre Nottingham.
The BMC Youth Open for Bouldering is open to Junior categories only.
Competitors will compete in the international competition climbing categories for 2018, according to the year in which they were born. These are as follows:
Youth C: born in 2005 or 2006
Youth B: born in 2003 or 2004
Youth A: born in 2001 or 2002
Juniors: born in 1999 or 2000
Seniors: born in 1998 or earlier
Timetable and registration
Lead – Saturday 24 February: registration/warm up opens: 8:30am, closes: 9:30am. Climbing starts at 10:30am.
This event is lead climbing only. It will include two qualifying rounds and a final. All competitors are required to be Awesome Walls Members.
Boulder – Sunday 25 February: registration/warm up opens: 8am- Full timetable to follow
There will be eight problems to compete in the qualifiers and three problems in the final.
Please keep an eye on the BMC Comps Twitter and the GB Climbing Team Facebook page for updates.
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