Rachel competing in the Rockover Autumn competition
© joe.91, Oct 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.

Sat, Jul 4: Awesome Summer Psyche 2015
10:00 start. Depending on entrants 16:00 finish.
@ ( Link: Awesome Walls Psyche 2015 )
Fri, Sep 18: The Big Flash 15 Bouldering Competition
Bouldering Comp & Prizes - Fri-Sun - Hosted by Highball Norwich
@ ( Link: The Big Flash 2015 )
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 )