The inaugural British Speed Climbing Championships (BSCC's) will be held in conjunction with Britain's premier lead climbing competition which takes place at EICA over the weekend of 15-16th October 2011.
The British Lead Climbing Championships (BLCC's) junior and vets categories will take place on Saturday, with the seniors on the Sunday. Come and watch Britain's best climbers battle it out hanging upside down on the steepest climbing wall in Britain, all vying for the chance to become British Lead Climbing Champion.
The BSCC's will run on Sunday 16th October, where the fastest climbers will be on the speed wall fighting to become Britain's first Speed Climbing Champion. Juniors will compete in the morning (at the same time as the Senior BLCC's) and seniors in the afternoon once the senior BLCC finals have concluded.
Rob Adie, BMC Competitions Officer, said: "The BMC ran the first official international speed climbing competition at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena in September 2010 as part of the IFSC World Youth Championships. As we host the BLCC's at EICA every year, it made sense to introduce the BSCC's as well. Speed climbing has been hugely popular on the international circuit for a while now, and it will be great to see speed climbing on a national level. I can't wait to see who wins."
Competitors can enter either event or both as desired.
The BLCC's and BSCC's routes will be set with Entre-Prises climbing holds. Entre-Prises are the official supplier of bolt-on holds to the BMC.
Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein continue in their mission to tick Australia's bucket list climbs, visiting the Grampians... Read more
45 year-old Keswick-based climber Duncan Booth is a familiar name to many, having been an active climber in the... Read more
This year's British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships and a round of the Paraclimbing Cup took place at Awesome Walls,... Read more
The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) have just announced on their website that the previously reported - and widely... Read more
The biennial IFSC World Climbing Championships took place last week at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris, uniting the world's best... Read more