NEWSFLASH… the Winter Leading Aggregate will continue to run until the end of August following the re-opening of Beacon Climbing Centre on Monday 10th August. More details to follow soon.
The Beacon Leading Aggregate returns for the 2019/20 winter season, starting on Thursday 26th September 2019 with 150+ routes available to try during the 6 month aggregate period.
What is it?
An informal ‘aggregate style’ competition running from the end of September to March and open to all climbers, whereby you score points for every designated Leading Aggregate route that you try during the competition period. At the end of March, the climbers with the highest number of points in each of the gender/age categories will win an awesome prize courtesy of our event sponsors DMM CLIMBING and V12 OUTDOOR.
How does it work?
Enter by purchasing your score card from reception for £2, then try to climb as many of the designated Leading Aggregate routes as you can.
Every route included in the competition is given a number, displayed next to the starting holds. A successful ascent (‘top’) is worth 20 points, but even if you cannot finish the route, you still earn 1 point for each quickdraw that you clip before falling or resting (‘high point’). After completing or attempting a route, write your score next to the relevant route number on your score card. You can always amend your score at a later date, if necessary.
Each route can be attempted as many times as you like but must be climbed ‘clean’ (no resting or using aid) from the starting holds to successfully clipping the belay from the last hold (grabbing the top of the wall is ‘out’) to qualify as a successful ascent (a ‘top’).
We aim to add new routes every week so you should have something new to try every session. Just remember that the aggregate works numerically with the highest route numbers representing the newest routes. Be tactical and try to tick the lowest numbers first before they are removed to make way for newer routes.
And finally… don’t forget to return your score card to reception when you leave after each session, otherwise we will not be able to record your points.
New for 2019, we’ve added a Mega Vet 70+ category to encourage and motivate our older users to take part. These gents and ladies are an inspiration to us all and we encourage you to give a Mega Vet a BIG cheer next time you seen one climbing!
|Age < 16||Youth Boys||Youth Girls|
|Age 45-59||Male Vet||Female Vet|
|Age 60-69||Male Super Vet||Female Super Vet|
|Age 70+||Male Mega Vet||Female Mega Vet|
|Male & Female Winner||Male & Female Runner up|
|Age < 16||£25 DMM Voucher + Beacon 10 entry pass||£20 V12 Voucher + Beacon 5 entry pass|
|Age 16-44||£25 DMM Voucher + Beacon 10 entry pass||£20 V12 Voucher + Beacon 5 entry pass|
|Age 45-59||£25 DMM Voucher + Beacon 10 entry pass||£20 V12 Voucher + Beacon 5 entry pass|
|Age 60+||£25 DMM Voucher + Beacon 10 entry pass||£20 V12 Voucher + Beacon 5 entry pass|
|Age 70+||Bespoke DMM Trophy||Bespoke DMM Trophy|