La Sportiva British Bouldering Championships

Type:Outdoor Event

Devonshire Green, 158 Devonshire St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 7SF
La Sportiva British Bouldering Championships


The La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships are returning to the Cliffhanger Festival at Devonshire Green in Sheffield this July.

The La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships return to the heart of Sheffield city centre at Devonshire Green, on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July.

Come and watch our finest home-grown athletes test their mettle against each other in this senior-only, IFSC Boulder World Cup style event.

The pivotal event of every boulderers calendar since 1998, the BMC British Bouldering Championships (BBCs) are organised by the BMC, form the national championships in the UK, and count towards selection for the GB Climbing Team. 

The headline sponsor for the 2019 BMC British Bouldering Championships is La Sportiva, and CLIF Bar are supporting sponsor. 

The competition will once again take place LIVE on a purpose-built bouldering wall right in the heart of Sheffield's city centre and provide the headline spectacle in Sheffield's outdoor adventure festival, Cliffhanger. Like a lot of the events in Cliffhanger, the BBCs are completely FREE to watch.

If you can't make it to Sheffield, all the action of the La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships will be available to watch LIVE on BBC iPlayer on 7 July.

Competition Timings *please note times may be subject to change*

Saturday 6 July

Males and females will climb in single groups and starting order for qualification will be derived from the 2018 BBC rankings and then at random (if you did not compete last year) and will be posted online on Friday evening.

1000: Male & Female registration/isolation opens
1100: Male & Female registration/isolation closes
1130: Male & Female qualification begins: 5 blocs – 5min on, 5 min off
1700: Male & Female qualification finishes

Sunday 7 July

0900: Isolation for semi-finalists opens
1000: Isolation for semi-finalists closes
1030: Semi-final begins: 4 blocs – 5 min on, 5 min off
1245: Semi-final finishes

1515: Isolation opens
1615: Isolation closes
1720: Presentation of finalists and observation period
1730: Final begins: 4 blocs, 4mins
1930: Final finishes
1945: Prize giving


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