British Paraclimbing Championships 2021

Posted by Zoe Spriggins on 27/10/2021

With the end of 2021 in sight, GB Climbing are pleased to announce the return of the British Paraclimbing Championships.

Date: 21 November 2021

Location: The Westway Climbing Centre

Categories: RP1, RP2, RP3, B1, B2, B3, AU and AL

Each category will face two qualifying routes and a final route.

All competitors will need to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test 24 hours prior to attending the competition.

Rules TBC.

DOWNLOAD: COVID Addendum

DOWNLOAD: Competition appeals forms

DOWNLOAD: Start Lists for Qualifier One

Unfortunately there is no open category this year, the BMC would like to apologise for this. The BMC are planning to expand the open categories from 2022 and we wish to do this justice, to ensure our competitions are inclusive. For more information, please see here.

There is a Learning Disability and Autism Climbing Festival which is being held in January at Bendrigg Trust. https://www.bendrigg.org.uk/climbing-festival-2022/ which is supported by the BMC.

COMPETITION FORMAT

There are two qualification routes per category, there will be no isolation for these routes. The starting order for the first qualifying route is random. Then the starting order for the second qualifier is the same as the first but staggered halfway. E.g. If there are 20 competitors in the category, number 11 will climb first on the second qualifier.

For the finals, all finalists will be held in an isolation zone. There will be a six minute observation of the final route, and then the finals are climbed on-sight.

EVENT ENTRY FEE

All categories £35

You must be a member of the BMC in order to enter this competition.

HOW TO APPLY

• Please complete and submit this entry form by 12pm (midday) on Monday 15 November 2021. Entries after this date will not be accepted.
• Only online applications will be accepted
• All competitors must be a BMC, MS or MI member.
• Evidence of a negative lateral flow test must be provided 24 hrs prior to the competition
• All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application.

A further e-mail containing full event information will be sent two days before the event.

Please note that emails do not always reach their destination, it is therefore your responsibility to contact the BMC if email notification has not been received.

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 more than five business days before the competition - you will receive a 50% refund of the cancelled round/s.
  • If a competition is cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance - you will be entitled to a full refund.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Contact Zoe Spriggins (BMC Competition Program Manager) Tel: 0161 438 3313 / Email: zoe@thebmc.co.uk


We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who continues to support us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t do it without you.

Did you know that we've launched a U27 membership offer for just £1.50 / month? And with full membership from £2.50 / month, it's never been easier to join and support our work: 

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/join-the-bmc-for-1-month-U27-membership


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