Welsh Lead Climbing Championships - Results

Posted by Rob Adie on 05/06/2017
Photo: Simon Rawlinson

This weekend 175 climbers descended on the Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales for the Welsh Lead Climbing Championships which for the first time has been run by the BMC.

With competition categories down to Youth E and including Seniors as well as part of the BMC Lead Cup (round 2) it was a busy day at the Beacon Climbing Centre on Saturday.

Qualifiers were a frantic affair with some impressive efforts in each of the age categories, with some strong looking climbers going through to the final stages. There were some great battles in the final especially in the Male Youth B category with James Bateman coming out on top.

A lot of the competitors who were part of the GB Climbing Development Squad were also competing for slots at IFSC European Youth Cups, so this event carried extra excitement.

Results from each of the categroies can be seen below.

Junior categories

Female Junior

  1. Hannah Slaney
  2. Jo Neame

Male Junior

  1. Peter Dawson
  2. Jim Pope
  3. Kody Bradley

Female A

  1. Kitty Morrison
  2. Isabelle Adams
  3. Zoe Petermans

Male A

  1. Kieran Forrest
  2. Joe Czubkowski
  3. Max Milne

Female B

  1. Hannah Williams
  2. Hannah Smith
  3. Marijke Booth

Male B

  1. James Bateman
  2. Finley Wood
  3. Hamish McArthur

Female C

  1. Matilda Collins
  2. Tilly Vasic
  3. Grace Bartholomew

Male C

  1. Alfie Duckworth
  2. Jack MacDougall
  3. Finn Hayward

Female D

  1. Edith Smith
  2. Ella Flockhart
  3. Sarah Walker-Palin

Male D

  1. Matthew Murray
  2. Ben Stephens
  3. Kishnan Fillingham

Female E

  1. Fae MacDougall
  2. Rachel Stephenson
  3. Seren Willis

Male E

  1. Oliver Knox-Renshaw
  2. Yusug Hussien
  3. Tom Steele

Senior categories

Female Senior

  1. Jen Wood
  2. Natasha Allcock
  3. Julia Littlefair

Male Senior

  1. Angus Kille
  2. Ben Clark
  3. Dylan Hannaford

Full results for the lead event (and current series rankings in the the Lead Cup) can be found here.

The next event on the calendar is the Junior British Bouldering Championships which are to be held at the Depot Manchester on the 17 June - full info can be found here.

The BMC would like to thank the host - Beacon Climbing Centre and all its staff, and of course all the volunteers belayers, judges and camera operators who made the event possible.

The British Junior Climbing Team is supported by the BMC and Berghaus. Many UK walls also support the British Climbing Team through free or subsidised entry.

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


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.

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When can we expect the full results from the Welsh comp?
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Yes the full list of results would be really good to see....chop chop please!

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