03 June. BMC Welsh Climbing Championships (Lead Cup Round 2).


The BMC Welsh Climbing Championships (Lead Cup Round 2) is taking place at Beacon Climbing Centre on Saturday 3rd June.

This lead climbing event is open to everyone (you don’t need to be Welsh) including Senior competitors (born 1997 or earlier) and all Junior categories down to Youth E (born in 2009 or earlier). The event also forms Round 2 of the BMC Lead Cup for all categories except Youth D & E.

Team coaches from the GB Development Squad will be looking at performances during this event as it will be used as part of the continuing monitoring process for the GB Development Squad.

Wall closure notice for regular Beacon users

Due to the volume of route setting required for this national event, the following route lines and areas will be closed in preparation for and during the event.

  • Wednesday 31st May: Lines 6-10, 22-28, 30 and 38.

  • Thursday 1st June:  Lines 7-10 13-28 (all of the main wall), 30 and 38.

  • Friday 2nd June: Lines 7,8,10, 13-25, 27, 30 and 38.

  • Saturday 3rd June: During the event, the main room will be closed until evening, top ropes will be closed until noon, downstairs bouldering will be closed from 2pm.

Event details.

  • Saturday 3rd June 2017.

  • Registration/warm up opens at 8am and closes at 9am.

  • Climbing starts at 10am and will include two qualifying rounds and a final.

Online entry is mandatory and the deadline for entries is 12:00 (midday) on Wednesday 31st May. Please note that entries submitted after this date, and entries on the day, will not be accepted.


Age categories.

There are seven categories, with separate male and female competitions, that follow the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) system based on year of birth.

  • Youth E – born in 2008 & 2009

  • Youth D – born in 2006 & 2007

  • Youth C – born in 2004 & 2005

  • Youth B – born in 2002 & 2003

  • Youth A – born in 2000 & 2001

  • Juniors – born in 1998 & 1999

  • Seniors – born in 1997 or earlier

BMC Lead Cup.

This event forms part of the BMC Lead Cup Series. Participants in Senior, Junior and Youth A-C categories attending all events will receive an overall series ranking.

  • Round 1 – 1 April – Reading Climbing Centre
  • Round 2 – 3 June – Beacon Climbing Centre

  • Round 3 – 7/8 October – Awesome Walls Sheffield