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The BMC Para-Climbing Series is organised by the BMC, Link4Life, OnThisRoc, Manchester Climbing Centre, Newcastle Climbing Centre and the Castle Climbing Centre, London. Online entry is now available.

 

 

This is a series of events to provide disabled people with an opportunity to have a go at climbing in the competitive environment. It will be run in friendly surroundings with lots of experienced people on hand to assist. We hope to get as many para-climbers as possible to attend the three events and we will hopefully get climbers attending more than one event so we can have some series winners.

 Newcastle Climbing Centre BMC para climbing series picture.

 

Online entry - click here.

DATES & VENUES

  • 26th March – Venue – Castle Climbing Centre, London
  • 17th April - Venue  – Newcastle Climbing Centre
  • 12th May – Venue – Manchester Climbing Centre

We plan to use this series as a basis for talent identification and selection for the GB Para-Climbing Team.

CATEGORIES

There will be 8 different categories:

  • Using Upper & Lower Limbs (any number)
  • Using upper limbs only
  • Using upper limbs only that have impairments
  • People with sensory impairments
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)

COMPETITION FORMAT

Competitors will have to climb three roped climbs and three boulder problems and will be given a score on each one dependant on height gained. The climber with the best score in each category will win.

There will also be a rope climbing category which will be based on speed; the fastest climber to climb to the top of the rope will be the winner.

COMPETITION TIMINGS

Rounds 1 & 2 - Castle Climbing Centre & Newcastle Climbing Centre

  • 11:00am - 4:00pm – Registration open - competitors can turn up at any time during the day.
  • 11:30am – Climbing starts.
  • 6:00pm - Climbing finishes.
  • 6:30pm Prize giving.

Round 3 - Manchester Climbing Centre

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm – Registration open - competitors can turn up at any time during the day.
  • 10:30am – Climbing starts.
  • 4:00pm - Climbing finishes.
  • 4:30pm Prize giving.

ENTRY FEE

Prior online registration - all entrants:-

  • 1 event - £8
  • 2 events - £15
  • All 3 events - £22

On the day registration - All entrants:- £10

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please complete and submit this entry form two days before the event. Entries on the day will be accepted, but online entry is preferable.
  • Parental consent must be given for any competitor aged 12 to 17 years on the day of the event.
  • All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application. They will then receive a further e-mail containing full event information 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 the day before the event.

Online entry - click here.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Rob Adie (BMC Competition Climbing Officer) tel: 0161 438 3318 / email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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