British Bouldering Championships 2023

Posted by Zoe Spriggins on 19/06/2023
Photo: Sam Pratt

We’re psyched, as we announce that the 2023 British Bouldering Championships is back!

The event will again take place on Devonshire Green, Sheffield, as part of the Cliffhanger Festival.

Date: 1st & 2nd July 2023

Location: Devonshire Green, Sheffield S3 7SF

Categories: Senior

Format: Qualification is 5 on 5 off; where each competitor will face a course of 5 blocs, with only 5 minutes for each boulder to unlock the sequence of the boulder in the lowest number of attempts.

Different problems are set for men and women. The Boulder ranking is decided by the number of problems solved. The top 20 competitors who solve the most problem in the least number of attempts, qualify for the Semi-Finals.

There is one zone hold per problem, set at approximately halfway.

The Boulder ranking is based on the following criteria:

  1. Number of tops reached.
  2. Number of zone holds reached.
  3. Number of attempts to top.
  4. Number of attempts to zone.

The problems are reset between the Qualification, Semi-finals and the Final.

Saturday 1st July     – Qualification for all categories

Qualifications – The climbers attempt to flash the problems, they will be able to view the problems by either watching in the crowd or via the demonstration videos.

Qualifications are from 09:00am until 18:00

Start Lists

Sunday 2nd July      – Semi-Finals and Finals

Semi-finals – The climbers observe the problems for the first time during their first attempt (no observation prior to the round).

Starting at 10am

Finals – The competitors can preview the boulder problems during a collective observation time (2 minutes per Boulder) but cannot attempt the problems.

Starting at 18:00

WATCH: Semi-finals Livestream of British Bouldering Championships 2023

WATCH: Finals Livestream of British Bouldering Championships 2023

 

Spectating is FREE

For all the fans of exhilarating competitions, spectating the event is free to attend, so make sure you get on down to help cheer everyone to the top of the wall. The atmosphere is always electric, and you’ll be sure to leave a little hoarse.

“The huge mix of abilities, from people having fun to the top-level athlete, will make for fantastic qualification rounds”

Hundreds of climbing enthusiasts are expected to turn out for the finals of the bouldering championship, which culminates on the Sunday evening.  The competition is accompanied by a festival atmosphere, with have-a-go climbing walls as well as street food and bars.

 If you can’t make it, don’t worry, you can watch all the action LIVE on our YouTube channel.

Take a look back at last years finals… 

 

Further information will be sent out closer to the date.

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We can't wait to see you there!

 

 


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