Aged 7-17 years and love climbing? Enter the hugely popular Beacon Back to School Bouldering Competition on Saturday 28th September at Beacon Climbing Centre in Caernarfon, North Wales.
It doesn't matter whether you've been climbing for ages or have just started out. Everyone is welcome and taking part is a great opportunity to gain inspiration from other climbers, hook up with new friends and enjoy climbing in a mega sociable atmosphere.
Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also print out the form and return it to Beacon by post or by handing it into reception.
Registration starts at 9:30am and closes at 10:00am
Warm up from 10:00am - 10:30am
Competition starts at 10:30am
Entry fee £6 in advance, £8 on the day
Five categories, with separate girls and boys competitions, following the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) system based on year of birth. All entrants must have some climbing experience.
Youth A - those born in 1996 & 1997
Youth B - those born in 1998 & 1999
Youth C - those born in 2000 & 2001
Youth D - those born in 2002 & 2003
Youth E - those born in 2004 & 2005
The event comprises of 6 boulder problems for each category.
There will be no isolation - boulder problems will be demonstrated if requested.
Climbers will have up to three attempts at each boulder problem within a time limit.
An attempt ends if a climber steps back down to the ground.
Scores for all climbs are totalled to give overall scores for the competition.
Judging will be similar to the BMC Youth Climbing Series events.
The climbing order for the first climb is random.
For subsequent climbs the order is rotated so the same climbers don't go first again.
All holds will be marked with tags or tape to aid identification.
The highest (or furthest) hold used, held or touched will determine points gained.