The British Bouldering Championships 2017

The BMC British Bouldering Championships returns to centre stage, right in the heart of Sheffield city centre at Devonshire Green, on 8-9 July.

The pivotal event of every boulderers calendar since 1998, the British Bouldering Championships (BBCs) is organised by the BMC, forms the national championships in the UK, and counts towards selection for the Senior British Bouldering Team.

The British Bouldering Championships 2017 is free to watch – both online or in person as part of the Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield.

Catch Up On The Action

The live streams are now available to watch on catch up…

Semi Finals Live Stream – First Played Sunday 9th July 10:25am

Finals Live Stream – First Played Sunday 9th July 5:10pm

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Why not watch in person?

The British Bouldering Championships is set to take place on Devonshire Green in Sheffield as part of the Cliffhanger festival.

It is free to watch and will be extended into the evening to take advantage of the warm weather.

There will be live music on both Friday and Saturday night and the competition wall will be surrounded by food and drink stalls – it’s going to be a fantastic weekend of competition and entertainment.

On Sunday 9 July, between the semi-finals and finals of the BBCs, there will be live music and a ‘come and have a go’ traverse along the entire length of the BBC’s competition wall, with prizes available at various points along the traverse.

This year’s event is an IFSC Boulder World Cup style event, with qualifiers on Saturday (8 July) and Semi-Finals and Finals on Sunday (9 July). It is a senior category only event and entrants must be born in 2001 or before.

Competition Timings

Saturday 8 July

Males and females in single groups and starting order for qualification will be derived from the 2016 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
1600: Male & Female qualification finishes

17:30: Music Begins

Sunday 9 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

1300: Music
1400: Parkour demonstration
1430: Open entry traverse competition – 1 hour

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

For more information and the latest updates visit the BMC’s official webapge here.

Competition format

Qualification round with five boulders for each category – 5mins on, 5mins off.

Semi-Final round with four boulders for each category – 5mins on, 5mins off.

Final round with four boulders for each category – 4mins.

Qualification and Semi-Final rounds will be climbed onsight, and there will be an observation period for the Final round with isolation used throughout.

Approximate grades of problems: Senior female V3-V8/V5-V8, Senior male V4-V9/V7-V10.