The British Bouldering Championships 2016 – ENTER NOW

It will be a senior-only, IFSC Boulder World Cup style event spread over Saturday and Sunday. Back in Sheffield this year, but in a whole new location, the BMC British Bouldering Championships has moved right into the heart of the city at Devonshire Green, coming to you on 9-10 July.

The British Bouldering Championships (BBC) is organised by the BMC and is the national championships in the UK. Since its inception in 1998, it has grown to be a very popular event. It now also forms part of the selection process for the Senior British Bouldering Team.

The Senior Bouldering Team is supported by the Arch Climbing Wall and Berghaus.

Format for 2016

Set to take place on Devonshire Green, the BBCs 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, a special BMC member VIP area and lots of other attractions – it’s going to be a fantastic weekend of competition and entertainment.

This year’s event is an IFSC Boulder World Cup style event, with qualifiers on Saturday (9 July) and Semi-Finals and Finals on Sunday (10 July). This is a senior category only event and entrants must be born in 2000 or before.

Saturday 9 July – Qualifiers
Sunday 10 July – Semis & Finals

Cliffhanger Outdoor Festival, Devonshire Green, Sheffield City Centre

2016 age categories:

Seniors must be born in 2000 or before.

Male category – 60 competitors maximum
Female category – 60 competitors maximum

Please note, on the day entries are available, but with a maximum number of 60 competitors in the male category, it is likely that the male category will be full well in advance of the deadline for entries; so enter early.

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.

Competition timings

Saturday 9 July

The starting order for qualification will be derived from the 2015 BBC rankings and then at random (if you did not compete last year) and will be posted online on Friday evening. Males will compete in one group this year.

1030: Male registration/isolation opens
1130: Male registration/isolation closes
1200: Male qualification begins – one group – five blocs – 5min on, 5min off
1800: Male qualification finishes

1300: Female registration/isolation opens
1400: Female registration/isolation closes
1430: Female qualification begins – one group – five blocs – 5min on, 5min off
1800: Qualification finishes and live music starts shortly after – timings TBC

Sunday 10 July

1100: Isolation for semi-finalists opens
1200: Isolation for semi-finalists closes
1230: Semi Final begins – four blocs – 5min on, 5min off
1445: Semi Final Finishes

1630: Isolation opens
1730: Isolation closes
1820: Presentation of finalists and observation period
1830: Final begins – four blocs, 4mins+
2030: Final finishes
2045: Prize giving

This timetable is subject to change at any time.

Entry fee
• Senior competitors: £30.00

• Senior female & male: 1st = £500 / 2nd = £250 / 3rd = £125

The 2015 national champions 

  • Senior Male: Tyler Landman
  • Senior Female: Shauna Coxsey

Full rules available here

The Semi’s and Finals on Sunday will be live streamed – you can watch live by clicking the links below.

Semi’s can be watched here:

Finals can be watched here:

How to enter

• All competitors must be a BMC, MCofS or MCI member.
• Parental consent must be given for any competitor aged under 18 years on the day of the event – the parental consent form can be downloaded in the entry process.
• All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application. They will then receive a further email containing full event information two days before the event.

Male and Female startlists will be posted the day before the event.

Please note that emails do not always reach their destination, it is therefore your responsibility to contact the BMC if email confirmation has not been received by Friday 8 July.

Further information
Contact Rob Adie (BMC Competition Climbing Officer) tel: 0161 438 3318 / email:

The BBC problems are set with Entre-Prises climbing holds. Entre-Prises are the official supplier of bolt-on holds to the BMC.

WATCH: BMC British Bouldering Championships 2015 on BMC TV

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