Blackpool Rock and BMC at the House of Commons

The BLCC stands for the British Lead Climbing Championships. It is the new name for the BICC. The new name reflects the fact that the event is lead climbing and is not necessarily indoors. This year the event will be held on the 28th (senior) and 29th (junior) July 2007 on the impressive Blackpool Climbing Towers.

Additionally, we have arranged a social opportunity on the Saturday night, the highlight of which will be Gareth Parry giving a talk about his (relatively) recent trip to Madagascar.

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On Wednesday 18th July BMC Press Officer Tina Gardner and BMC Access and Conservation Officer, Dr. Catherine Flitcroft were invited to the House of Commons to join the Ramblers Association to celebrate the launch of the public consultation on coastal access.

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23 Jul, 2007
That should be a washout given the current climate
23 Jul, 2007
I really really hope not! I want to stroll along the prom with a stick of rock! ;0) si
23 Jul, 2007
Actually the weather hasn't been too bad at all here thanks. Had about a quarter hours light rain today. The competition routes will be dry in any case being on the underside of a slab. Supposed to be some sort of protective tarps put up to keep it dry too.
23 Jul, 2007
Good good - I want to go for a Swim!! ;0)
23 Jul, 2007
Apparantly the competition routes are being set on Friday, but theres no tarps up yet! Bring an umbrella i'd say...
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