Competitions

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Climbing Competition
© Alaister Nurse, Aug 2006

Climbing competitions come in many forms, and are growing in popularity. Every Winter there are dozens of friendly bouldering competitions which are open to everyone - even beginners! If you are interested in entering one, or looking to improve, have a read of How to succeed in bouldering comps by Charles Arthur.

There are also national-level competition series like the BICC (leading), BBC (bouldering) and BRYCS (youth) that are only for elite climbers. British team member Gareth Parry writes about the Plywood Masters 2004 competition.

Our full Events Diary page also has dates for lectures, film festivals and even ROCKTALK picnics.

Mon, Aug 4: Summer Bouldering Ladder Round 2
12 noon onwards at Sunderland Climbing Centre
@ ( Link: Sunderland Climbing Centre )
Wed, Aug 6: VauxComp
From 4pm to 10.30pm. VauxWall Climbing Centre
@ ( Link: VauxWall Climbing Centre )
Fri, Aug 8: Sunderland Youth Bouldering Series Round 2
12pm onwards - Sunderland Climbing Centre
@ ( Link: #SYBS )
Fri, Aug 8: Summer Boulder Ladder - Round 4
5pm 8th August - 10pm 29th August at Durham Climbing Centre
@ ( Link: http://www.durhamclimbingcentre. )
Fri, Aug 15: Junior Bouldering Ladder 2014 Part 2 - Round 2
Climb North East, Ferryhill, County Durham. Starting at 5pm, Friday evening.
@ ( Link: Junior Bouldering Ladder 2014 Pa )
Fri, Aug 29: Summer Boulder Ladder - Round 5
5pm 29th August - 10pm 19th September at Durham Climbing Centre
@ ( Link: http://www.durhamclimbingcentre. )
Fri, Aug 29: Summer Bouldering Ladder 2014 Round 4
Climb North East
@ ( Link: Summer Bouldering Ladder 2014 )
Sat, Aug 30: Deep Water Solo 2014
Exeter Canal Basin/Quay Climbing Centre Exeter - all day - UK's first artificial wall Deep Water Solo competition.
Mon, Sep 1: Summer Bouldering Ladder Round 3
12 noon onward at Sunderland Climbing Centre
@ ( Link: Sunderland Climbing Centre )
Fri, Sep 12: Junior Bouldering Ladder 2014 Part 2 - Round 3
Climb North East, Ferryhill, County Durham. Starting at 5pm, Friday evening.
@ ( Link: Junior Bouldering Ladder 2014 Pa )
Fri, Sep 19: Summer Boulder Ladder - Round 6
6pm - 10pm 19th September at Durham Climbing Centre
@ ( Link: http://www.durhamclimbingcentre. )
Fri, Sep 26: The Big Flash 2014
3 Day Climbing Festival At Highball Climbing Centre, Norwich
Fri, Oct 24: Sunderland Youth Bouldering Series Round 3
12pm onwards - Sunderland Climbing Centre
@ ( Link: #SYBS )
Sat, Jan 10: Sunderland Youth Bouldering Series Round 3
12pm onwards - Sunderland Climbing Centre
@ ( Link: #SYBS )