Boulder competition:
© André, Feb 2010

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.

Tue, Mar 31: Lord of the Rungs Campusing Competition
Any campusboard with 25cm rungs at 22cm spacing!
@ ( Link: )
Fri, Apr 10: NORWICH - NuKidsMasters - Open Bouldering Comp up to 6b
Highball Climbing Centre, Norwich, Norfolk.
@ ( Link: View more info on the Highball W )
Fri, Apr 10: White Spider Spring Boulder Comp - rescheduled
6pm onwards, Cah Prizes. Please note this is RESCHEDULED from 3rd April - so you can climb at both Font and Spider!
@ ( Link: White Spider )
Sat, Apr 18: Brighton's Very First Lead Climbing Comp!!!
Starts 09:00 @ High-Sports Brighton
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 )