BMC Youth Climbing Series 2017

A young competitor in the 2011 BBCs. Photo: Alex Messenger.


Round 2 of the Midlands BMC Youth Climbing Series is coming to Creation Climbing Centre on 25th February 2017.

The BMC Youth Climbing Series offers fun climbing competitions for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of entrants across the country.

The competition is open to all young people so, whether you're new to climbing, or already have some experience, this could be just the competition for you.

There are three regional rounds in each of the BMC Areas followed by a Grand Final when the top 3 in each category from each of the BMC Areas, BMC Cymru/Wales, the two Areas from Scotland and Ireland take part (see below).

Wales/Cymru: BMC Cymru/Wales holds two rounds in each of their North and South areas and then hold an all BMC Cymru/Wales Final. The top 3 in each category from the BMC Cymru /Wales Final then go through to the Grand Final.

London & SE: The London & SE region holds two rounds in each of their North and South areas and then hold an all London & SE regional final. The top 3 in each category from the London & SE regional final then go through to the Grand Final.

Scotland: Mountaineering Council of Scotland hold their own MC of S Youth Climbing Series. They have two areas: Scotland North and Scotland South. The top 3 in each category in each of the two areas in Scotland go through to the Grand Final.

Ireland: Mountaineering Ireland run their own MI Youth Climbing Series in Ireland and, like Wales, the top 3 in each category from their final go through to the Grand Final.

Each event comprises 3 routes and 3 boulder problems for each category.  In categories A, B and C routes are led. In categories D and E they are top-roped.  For an explanation of the difference between leading and top-roping a route, please see A Parents Guide to Climbing  To be eligible for the Grand Final it is necessary to take part in at least two regional rounds in the Area that a climber lives. If a series is not organised in their region climbers may enter the series in the region nearest to them.

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Information for competition at Creation Climbing Centre - Birmingham

The doors will open from 9.00am on 25th February 2017, the kettle will be on and bacon butties will be flowing from the moment we open!

Please remember that you MUST have registered in advance of the competition, on the day entries can not be accepted.

If you have any further queries then please contact or contact the BMC directly.