2020 National Competition Schedule

Posted by Zoe Spriggins on 01/01/2020

In this Olympic year, the BMC is pleased to present the National competition schedule for 2020.

Please note each competition has a specified closing date and time. Entries need to be made online via the BMC website and we do not accept late or on-the-day entries. To enter you must complete our online booking form, with successful payment. Forms without payment will NOT be counted.

Anyone wishing to compete in these competitions must be members of the BMC. Details regarding membership can be found here.

National climbing competitions:

Youth Climbing Series
Click here for information on regional rounds.

Welsh Bouldering Championships - RESULTS OUT
1 February at The Climbing Hangar, Swansea
Registration closes at 5pm on Monday 27 January  

Youth Open Lead
22 February at Awesome Walls, Sheffield
Registration closes at 5pm on Monday 17 February - RESULTS OUT

British Paraclimbing Championships
23 February - Awesome Walls, Sheffield
Registration closes at 5pm on Monday 17 February - RESULTS OUT

6 June - Westway, London
Registration closes at 5pm on Monday 1 June

Coronavirus update: this event has been postponedNEW DATE TBC

13 September - EICA Ratho
Climb Scotland, ParaClimb Festival- (Registration not yet open)

20 September- Rock UK Summit Centre, South Wales 
Registration closes at 5pm on Monday 14 September (Registration not yet open)

Junior British Bouldering Championships 
4 April at Depot Climbing Centre, Manchester
Coronavirus update: this event has been postponed. NEW DATE TBC

Youth Climbing Series Grand Final
25-26 April in Sheffield.Via invitation only.
Coronavirus update: this event has been postponed. NEW DATE TBC

La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships 
11-12 July at Cliffhanger Festival in Sheffield.
Coronavirus update: this event has been cancelled.

Youth Open Bouldering
5 September at Highball, Norwich
Registration closes at 5pm on Friday 28 August.

Welsh Climbing Championships
19 September at Rock UK Summit Centre, South Wales
Registration closes at 5pm on Monday 14 September

British Lead Climbing Championships
3-4 October at Westway, London.
Registration closes at 5pm on Monday 28 September

British Speed Climbing Championships
Dates and venue TBC

Cancellation policy

If you cancel with less than five business days of the competition, you will not be entitled to a refund. If you cancel with more than five business days of the competition then you will receive a refund. Any questions, please email: zoe@thebmc.co.uk

READ: Coronavirus: The latest BMC event advice

Other Competitions:

Irish Lead Climbing Championship 2020
Awesome Walls Dublin, 17-18 October 2020

Irish Bouldering Championship 2020
Gravity Climbing Centre, Dublin, 14-15 November 2020

Competition dates for Scottish Competitions can be found here


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