Competitions

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Boulder Competition - The Rock Harlech Climbing Walll - Y Graig Wal Ddringo Harlech 5x60...
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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.

Wed, Aug 5: Vauxcomp August '15
The competition will run from 17:00-21:00 and will take place at Vauxwall Climbing Centre, SW8 1SR
@ ( Link: Vauxwall Climbing )
Thu, Aug 13: Summer Comp and BBQ
The Climbing Academy Bristol, 4.00pm onwards. The usual round of comp problems, BBQ and beer!
@ ( Link: TCA Blog )
Fri, Sep 18: The Big Flash 15 Bouldering Competition
Bouldering Comp & Prizes - Fri-Sun - Hosted by Highball Norwich
@ ( Link: The Big Flash 2015 )
Fri, Sep 18: The Big Flash Climbing Festival
Highball Climbing Centre, Norwich.
@ ( Link: The Big Flash Homepage )
Fri, Oct 2: Marmot Masters Series Competition 2015 - 2016
The Lakeland Climbing Centre, Kendal. 5 pm - 10 pm.
@ ( Link: http://www.kendalwall.co.uk/even )
Fri, Oct 2: Marmot Masters Bouldering Competition 2015 - 2016
The Lakeland Climbing Centre, Kendal 5 pm - 10 pm.
@ ( Link: http://www.kendalwall.co.uk/expe )
Sun, Dec 13: Winter Bouldering League Round 2
Round 2 13th Dec - 9th Jan Redpoint Climbing Centre Birmingham
@ ( Link: Redpoint Climbing Centre )
Sat, Feb 6: Foundry Bouldering Open
The Foundry Climbing Centre, Sheffield
@ ( Link: F-BO16 )