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Llanberis Mountain Film Festival 06.03.2015 - 08.03.2015... : (10/02/2015)

 

AND IT'S BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER.

 

After a few years dormancy, the much-lauded Llanberis Mountain Film Festival will make a dramatic return in 2015, running from 6th to 8th March 2015 across a number of venues local to Llanberis.

 

The film and lecture programme will run from 6:00pm - 10:30pm daily and you can book seats for any showing or lectures directly through LLAMFF's events listings.

 

 

Numerous films and talks throughout the weekend including Redemption: The James Pearson Story, Julian Lines in Stone Free, An evening with The Indian Face, the K6 West Premiere, Choronzon E10, Tim Emmett on Rock, Air & Water and much more.

 

Confirmed speakers and panellists include Mick Fowler talking about his first ascent of the NE face of Hagshu, Neil Gresham, Calum Muskett, Johnny Dawes and James Mchaffie regaling all with their tales of The Indian Face along with Tim Emmett wowing the crowd with his extreme rock, air and water adventures.

 

We are also delighted to host a panel of inspirational women adventurers Emma Twyford, Elin Haf Davies, Heather Geluk, Tori James, Becky Shuttleworth and Rebecca Coles. Topping it off, Olly Sanders will amaze with tales of big mountains, remote locations and kayaking adventure.

 

There are exciting competitions and fringe events through the weekend including guided days walking, climbing and mountaineering, expedition planning workshops and much, much more. On Sunday the BMC are inviting anyone and everyone to an open discussion around the future management of Snowdon: "A mountain in the balance." which will be based in The Electric Mountain.

 

For more information visit Llanberis Mountain Film Festival

 

 

Friday 6th March Saturday 7th March Sunday 8th March

 

North East Face of Hagshu Inspirational Women on Film H.O.P.E was here
7.30pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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6pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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5.30pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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World Famous Pub Quiz As The Crow Flies The Great Rescue
9pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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6pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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5.30pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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Sherpa Adventure Gear Screen BMC Screen
6pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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5.30pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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Tim Emmett: Rock / Air / Water Olly Sanders: Global Kayak & Climb
6pm
Beacon Climbing, Caernarfon
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6pm
Surf-Lines, Llanberis
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Olly Sanders: Global Kayak & Climb

Redemption
Patagonia Hardest Line
Stone Free

6pm
Surf-Lines, Llanberis
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6pm
Beacon Climbing, Caernarfon
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75 - Byth Rhy Hen & Cwmorthin DMM Climbing screen
7.30pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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7pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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BMC Screen An Evening with The Indian Face
7.30pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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7.30pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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Inspirational Women's Evening Between Snow and Stars
Arctic AIR
7.30pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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8pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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K6 West Premiere
Choronzon E10
Kayaking the Aleutians
Humla Journey
7.30pm
Beacon Climbing, Caernarfon
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8pm
Surf-Lines, Llanberis
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Palm Equipment adventure screen 75 Not Out
Verdon: McClure & Mawson
8pm
Surf-Lines, Llanberis
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8pm
Beacon Climbing, Caernarfon
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DMM Climbing screen Sherpa Adventure Gear Screen
9pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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8.30pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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Heart of Adventure On 2 (ish) Wheels LLAMFF Closing Party
9pm
Electric Mountain, Llanberis
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9pm
The Heights, Llanberis
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The Mountain Clothing Charity...Donations wanted! : (18/12/2014)

Warmstuff is a charity which aims to make a connection between people who are currently homeless and unused outdoor clothing.

 

Winter's now upon us and it's a sad fact that there are a number of hypothermia related fatalities amongst homeless people throughout North Wales during the winter months. The chances are if you're into the outdoors you will have some kit keeping a cupboard warm somewhere that you know longer use. Let's put it to good use!

 

 

You can now find a drop-off point for outdoor oriented people to leave their unwanted warm kit in reception at Beacon Climbing Centre - look out for the big orange tub! Stuff donated to this tub will be collected by the fantastic local charity St Mary's who work with local night shelters and day centres supporting homeless people across north wales.

 

Stuff we want:

- Tents
- Sleeping Bags
- Blankets
- Warm Jackets and jumpers
- Waterproof jackets and trousers
- Decent shoes
- Warm Hats
- Gloves
- Socks

 

Please visit The Mountain Clothing Charity for further information and use #warmstuff for social media posts.





Winter Bouldering & Leading Aggregate update inc. scores... : (05/02/2015)

 

The world's most accomplished climbers measure their attempts on the world's hardest climbs in days, months or even years. Not minutes or hours. Climbing is a recruitment based sport, relying on the body's ability to rapidly learn new sequences of movement through fast muscle recruitment. Next time you dismiss a route or problem as too difficult, how about spending a little time learning the sequences whilst taking good rests between attempts? Believe in the science and you could find yourself unexpectedly holding the finishing hold...

 

Our Winter Aggregates will run until the end of March and even if you haven't already signed up it's not too late to get involved. You can get started by purchasing your Bouldering and/or Leading scorecard from reception (suggested donation £2.00 with all proceeds donated to the North Wales Bolt Fund). Taking part is a great opportunity to test your climbing skills and push yourself to climb at your best, whether you're competing for a top spot, entering to try and beat your friends or just having fun. And with Spring arriving soon, there's no matter time for a last minute fitness purge if you're looking to maintain or improve performance on the rock.

 

 

Winter Bouldering Aggregate

 

Winter Bouldering Aggregate January scores

 

Following the routing roof reset in early February, the Bouldering Aggregate now has 212 problems covering every angle from tenuous slabs requiring delicate and precise movement, to 30+ move forearm blasting upside down journeys.

 

And remember that the aggregate works numerically - the highest numbers represent the newest problems so try and tick the lowest numbers first before they are removed. You'll find a list of all the aggregate problems in reception, including the set date and a removal date to help you plan your siege!

 

Full Winter Bouldering Aggregate details here.

 

 

Winter Leading Aggregate

 

Winter Leading Aggregate January scores

 

The Leading Aggregate now has 75 routes ranging in difficulty from F4c all the way up to F8a+ with a great range of F5s, F6s and F7s in between. Keep checking the route list in reception for new additions throughout the month!

 

Scoring works differently to the Bouldering Aggregate, with routes scoring 2 points for a first try ascent (onsight/flash) and 1 point if multiple attempts are required (a redpoint ascent). As per the Bouldering Aggregate, each new route to be included in the Leading Aggregate is assigned a number - the lowest numbers will be taken down first and the highest numbers represent the newest routes so try and tick the lowest numbers first before they are removed.

 

Full Winter Bouldering Aggregate details here.





New Beacon email delivery system. Subscribe here... : (08/01/2015)

Hello Beacon Climbers!

 

In an effort to ensure that you only receive information from Beacon that you actually want to read, we have just reconfigured our email databases to make them exclusive to each climbing centre - our previous system collected email data from all ClimbUK climbing centres. This means that Beacon customers will now only receive Beacon specific news.

 

At the same time, we've also created a new mobile friendly email template that will make reading our super interesting and highly entertaining news on your mobile device that much more pleasant. We'll be sending you information regarding our latest events, competition results, special offers including discounts exclusive to email recipients and other stuff that we think is relevant to you.

 

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BMC Youth Climbing Series Welsh National Final 21.03.2015... : (11/12/2014)

 

 

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 - over 800 young climbers entered in 2014.

 

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.

 

 

BMC Youth Climbing Series Final 2014

 

 

Age Categories.

 

There are five categories, with separate girls and boys competitions, that follow the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) system based on year of birth. The categories are called Youth A, B, C, D and E.

 

In 2015 these are...

Youth A - those born in 1998 & 1999 (lead climbing)
Youth B those born in 2000 & 2001 (lead climbing)
Youth C those born in 2002 & 2003 (lead climbing)
Youth D those born in 2004 & 2005 (top roping)
Youth E - those born in 2006 & 2007 (top roping)

 

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. Competitors are allowed up to three attempts at each boulder problem and one attempt at each route.

 

 

Events.

 

There are three regional rounds in each of the BMC England Areas followed by a British Final when the top 3 climbers in each category from BMC Wales, the two Areas from Scotland and Northern Ireland take part.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

North Wales Regional Rounds
Round 1 - 24th January 2015 - Indy Climbing Wall, Anglesey
Round 2 - 21st February 2015 - Boardroom Climbing Wall, Flint
Round 3/Welsh National Final - 21st March 2015 - Beacon Climbing Wall, Caernarfon - Welsh National Final

 

Each round starts at 9:30am with registration and climbing starts at around 10:00am, with each round normally concluding by approx. 4:00pm.

 

Grand Final
Grand Final - 25th April 2015 - Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Scotland.

 

 

Entry details.

 

Enter here.

Please note that there will be no on the day entry in 2015, all entries must be completed online.

The deadline for entries is 5pm on the Thursday before each round.

Competitors who turn up on the day of the event without having entered will not be allowed to compete - without exception.

 

 

Further information.

 

Click here to find out more about the BMC Youth Climbing Series including all the dates and venues for each round across the UK.

 

Download the Rough Guide to the BMC Youth Climbing Series

Download the full rules for the BMC Youth Climbing Series 2015





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