The 2014 Welsh Climbing Championships is taking place at Boulders Climbing Centre in Cardiff on Saturday 8th November.
The competition is an OPEN event meaning you do not have to be Welsh to enter, and is run in a fun and friendly environment aimed at giving both climbers new to competitions and the seasoned pros a great day out. Taking part is a great opportunity to test your climbing skills and push yourself to climb at your best, whether you’re competing for the fame and glory of a podium position or just entering to try and beat your friends.
Entry fee: £15 (Free comp tee included).
When: Saturday 8th November 2014, Registration starts at 9:00am and closes at 10:00am.
Venue: Boulders Climbing Centre, Pengam Road, Cardiff CF24 2RZ
t: (029) 2048 4880
Male, Female and Youth ABCDE categories following the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) system based on year of birth and separated by gender.
Youth A - those born in 1997 & 1998
Youth B - those born in 1999 & 2000
Youth C - those born in 2001 & 2002
Youth D - those born in 2003 & 2004
Youth E - those born in 2005 & 2006
Adult - age 18+
Each category will climb three qualifying routes of ascending difficulty, with the top 10 climbers in each category then going through to attempt a semi-final route in the afternoon. The top 5 climbers in each category will then battle it out for podium positions on the final route.
Those in youth E and D category will top rope all their routes, whilst the older groups will be expected to lead climb. All competitors will get just one attempt at each route, which will increase in difficulty. A judge will score each ascent, with points being awarded for each hold used during the ascent. In the event of a tie during the semi-final or final, qualifying routes will be used for count back.