The TCA Bristol Youth Squad (formerly Bristol Climbing Team) comprises 30 young climbers who have been selected to represent The Climbing Academy (TCA) at local, national and international climbing competitions.
There is a busy competition calendar that includes events such as the British Mountaineering Councils ‘Youth Climbing Series’ (BMC YCS), Blokfest and the Junior British Bouldering Championships and the Climbing Works International Festival. Last year B.C.T had 5 talented climbers selected to the BMC Regional Development Squad.
Due to the continuing restrictions caused by Covid-19, this year’s squad have been unable to meet and train as we would have liked. With the return of The BMC Youth Climbing Series this Autumn, we are really looking forward to seeing the team back in action.
Although competitions are great fun and are a clear and tangible way to demonstrate the abilities of our athletes, they are just a small part of bouldering and climbing. We want the team to experience all aspects of the sport, so members are regularly taken to some of the UK’s top outdoor climbing and bouldering locations. When possible we also run squad trips to notable outdoor climbing areas, such as the Peak District.
The squad year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Squad selection is held during December each year. There are no prerequisites, so any young climber can attend team selection.
Squad selection date
Mon 13 and Wed 15 December 2021. To enter the selection process please click here.
A big thanks to Ellis Brigham for sponsoring the team. With our wealth of experience, the aim is to produce communities of gifted climbers, whose lifelong participation will help to shape the sport for years to come.