Welsh Lead Climbing Championships 2022

Posted by Zoe Spriggins on 19/07/2022
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The Welsh Lead Climbing Championships takes place on 3 and 4 September and is the third and final event in the All Nation Lead Series.

Date: 3 & 4 September 2022

Location: Beacon Climbing Centre, Caernarfon

Categories: Youth A, B and C, D, Senior (16+) and Para

Each category will face two qualifying routes and a final route. 

Categories Youth B, C and D will climb on Saturday 3 September.

Category  Youth A, Senior (16+) and Para will climb on Sunday 4 September

All competitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by one parent/guardian only, but loco parentis can be used where required. If a parent/guardian, spectator or coach, volunteers to assist in a Judge or Belayer role on the day, this will be in addition to the accompanying adult.

Information regarding the selection process for the Senior Trials can be found here

Format

There are two qualification routes per category, there will be no isolation for these routes. The starting order for the first qualifying route is random. Then the starting order for the second qualifier is the same as the first but staggered halfway. E.g. If there are 20 competitors in the category, number 11 will climb first on the second qualifier.

For the finals, all finalists will be held in an isolation zone. There will be a six minute observation of the final route, and then the finals are climbed on-sight.

Rules

It is important to read the Rules for this event. The Rules can be found here

Entry

All categories £35

All competitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by one parent/guardian only, but loco parentis can be used where required. If a parent/guardian, spectator or coach volunteers to assist in the running of the competition on the day, this will be in addition to the accompanying adult.

Late entries will not be accepted.

To enter you must complete our online booking form, with successful payment, by the entry deadline. Forms without payment will NOT be accepted.

All competitors MUST be a current member of the BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland to enter.

JOIN: Become a member of the BMC from just £2.08/ month

If you haven’t used the online booking system before, then you will need to create an account to log in.

Registration opens at 8am 1 August 2022 and closes at Midday on 22 August 2022

Event Details

Early Registration is open to all categories on Friday 2 September 2022 from 4-8pm,

Warm up is available from 08:15am on both Saturday and Sunday.

Warning: This provisional schedule has to be confirmed after registration has closed and will depend of the number of registered athletes

Provisional Timetable:

Saturday 3 September:

Registration: Saturday 3 September 2022, 08:15 - 09:00am

Qualification: 9:30am - Q2 will start straight after Q1 ends as long as 50mins rest period for climber 1 on Q2 has lapsed.

Isolation Opens: 16:30 and closes 17:00.

Finals start at 17:45

Sunday 4 September:

Registration: Sunday 4 September, 08:15 -09:00am

Qualification: 9:30am- Q2 will start straight after Q1 ends as long as 50mins rest period for climber 1 on Q2 has lapsed.

Isolation Opens: 16:30 and closes 17:00

Finals start at 17:45

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If you cancel with less than five business days of the competition - you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • If you cancel more than five business days before the competition - you will receive a 50% refund of the cancelled round/s.
  • If a competition is cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance - you will be entitled to a full refund.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Contact Zoe Spriggins (BMC Competition Program Manager) Tel: 0161 438 3313 / Email: zoe@thebmc.co.uk


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