The Welsh Climbing Championships: Saturday 12th November 2011
The Welsh Climbing Championships is back!
The event which is now in its third year is returning to the impressive Rock UK Summit Centre ( http://adventures.rockuk.org/centres/summit-centre ). Based just outside Cardiff, the centre boasts some large and somewhat daunting walls of all angles to test even the most experienced climber.
Last years event saw over 80 competitors battle it out for the title and anticipation for this years event is already high.
The format for this years competition will see climbers of all ages work there way through 5 qualifying routes of ascending difficulty, with the top 5 climbers of each category going to a final in the afternoon.
The event is run in a fun and friendly environment and is aimed at giving both climbers new to competitions and the seasoned pro' a great day out. The centre offers ample space for spectators, so bring as many supporters as possible, the more the merrier.
Registration will open at 9am followed by a short briefing at 10am, then the competition will begin. Those in the Under 10 and 11-13 category will top rope all their 5 routes, whilst the older groups will be expected to lead climb. All competitors will get just one attempt at each of the five routes, which will increase in difficulty.
A judge will score each ascent, with points being awarded for each hold used during the ascent.
The competition costs £15 to enter with all entrants receiving an event T-shirt, and if you're good enough to make top 3 in your category you'll get your hands on one of our infamous Welsh Climbing Championship trophies.
Refreshments and snacks will be available from the centre as is accommodation for anyone who is traveling greater distances.
This competition is an OPEN event, meaning you do not have to be welsh to enter..so get your self over that bridge!
Each category will climb five qualifying routes, with the top five in each category then battling it for podium positions in a final.
Categories are as follows;
• Under 10s
• 11 to 13
• 14 to 16 - Male and Female
• 17+ - Male and Female
• and of course the students - Male and Female