Faster. Higher. Stronger. Our first ever multi-discipline climbing event arrives at Beacon Climbing Centre on Saturday 4th March in conjunction with the acclaimed 2017 LLANBERIS ADVENTURE & MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL running throughout the same weekend.

Following a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016, climbing was officially approved as an Olympic sport, to be included in the next games due to be hosted in Tokyo in 2020.

This multi-disciplined event is a fun celebration of our sport’s progression and requires you to compete in the 3 disciplines of Speed, Lead and Boulder. It’s a celebration of Faster, Higher, Stronger: 3 words formulating the Olympic motto that have represented the aspirations of athletes throughout the world for over 100 years.

We hope that you’ll be inspired to take part, remembering that: The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part.

Find out more about climbing and the Olympic bid for Tokyo 2020 by visiting the British Mountaineering Council’s website.

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Event details.

Date: Saturday 4th March 2017
Sign in: 9.00am – 9.45am
Briefing: 9.45am
Climbing: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Results & Prize Giving: 5.00pm

Advance (queue buster) entry: Normal entry fee +£5.
Entry on the day: Normal entry fee +£10.

ADVANCE ENTRY HERE

ALL COMPETITORS MUST SIGN IN BEFORE 9.45AM ON THE DAY. DOORS OPEN AT 9.00AM.

Advance entry is not mandatory, but is cheaper and you will avoid excess queuing on the day of the event. You will also be able to choose to enter as Group A or Group B (see below) during the advance entry process. Advance entry closes on 28th February.

Competition format.

Competitors will be split into 2 groups to prevent overcrowding. You can choose your group on a first come, first serve basis. Each group is only eligible to climb during set times, although you can attempt Speed at any time between 10am to 4pm.

LEAD BOULDER
GROUP A – 10am to 1pm GROUP A – 1pm to 4pm
GROUP B – 1pm to 4pm GROUP B – 10am to 1pm

SPEED
There are 2 Speed routes and you can only attempt Speed #1 or Speed #2 (the official speed route).
You are allowed 2 tries on your chosen route.
Speed #1 (F4+/5a): Your total speed score is 120 minus your fastest try (measured in seconds).
Speed #2 (F6b+): Your total speed score is 150 minus your fastest try (measured in seconds).

LEAD
Choose from 9 routes graded from F5 to F8b. Harder routes are worth more points.
Your top 3 route scores create your total lead score.
Each route can only be attempted once.

BOULDER
Choose from 20 problems graded from F3 to F8A. Harder problems are worth more points.
Your top 5 boulder scores create your total boulder score.
Each boulder can be attempted as many times as you wish.

Tactics play an important part in obtaining your highest possible score, so please choose your ascents carefully. You are welcome to try as many Lead or Boulder ascents as you wish but you will only be scored on your top ascents as above.

VIEW SAMPLE SCORECARD HERE

Age categories.

Age <16 Youth Male Youth Female
Age 16-39 Senior Male Senior Female
Age 40+ Vet Male Vet Female

Prizes.

All competition entry fees (excluding climbing wall entry) will be entered into a prize fund to be distributed as per the table below. DMM will also provide custom manufactured Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

All scorecards submitted at the end of the event will be entered into a raffle with numerous prizes available from Beta Climbing Designs.

Gold (1st place) Silver (2nd place) Bronze (3rd place)
Youth Male 8% 5% 3%
Youth Female 8% 5% 3%
Senior Male 9% 6% 3%
Senior Female 9% 6% 3%
Vet Male 8% 5% 3%
Vet Female 8% 5% 3%

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