A national competition, the BMC British Bouldering Championships will see 90 of the UKs top climbers battle it out to be crowned king and queen of the giant 25m x 4m wall.

Completely free to watch, there will also be live music on the stage on Friday and Saturday night, with the climbing timetable extended into the evening to take advantage of the warm summer weather. Qualifiers will be on Saturday (all day), with Semi-finals starting around lunchtime on the Sunday and the grand final commencing on Sunday evening giving a great showdown performance to end a fantastic weekend of competition climbing.

Forming the main hub of the Cliffhanger weekend, there will also be a bar, food trucks, slacklining, BMXing and skateboarding to accompany the competition action on Devonshire Green.

Watch a video of the BMC British Bouldering Championships 2015 for a taste of the event.

See below for the competition timetable (times subject to change).

Friday 8 July
18:00 Route setting finishes

20:00 Live music
First up on Friday night is Stevie Moore from 8pm - 8.30pm followed by a half-hour set from Chanel Yates. Rockers Firegarden are on stage at 9.15pm- 10pm.

Saturday 9 July

Males and females in single groups and starting order for qualification will be derived from the 2015 BBC rankings and then at random (for those who did not compete last year) and will be posted online on Friday evening.

11:30 Male & Female registration/isolation opens
12:30 Male & Female registration/isolation closes
13:00: Male & Female qualification begins – 5 blocs – 5min on, 5 min off
17:00 Male & Female qualification finishes

19:00 Live music 
On Saturday, the music stage starts at 7pm with Harriet Grant (7.15pm) Ben Weighill (8pm), Late Night Legacy (8.45pm) and an as yet unannounced headliner (9.30pm) all delivering half-hour sets. Finishes 10pm.

Sunday 10 July

10:00 Isolation for semi-finalists opens
11:00 Isolation for semi-finalists closes
11:30 Semi Final begins – 4 blocs – 5 min on, 5 min off
13:45 Semi Final Finishes

15:30 Isolation opens
16:30 Isolation closes
17:20 Presentation of finalists and observation period
17:30 Final begins - 4 blocs, 4mins plus
19:30 Final finishes
19:45 Prize giving

*Please note timetable is subject to change at any time*

 

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