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BMC Para-climbing series 2016: Round 3


Tuesday 18th October

The Castle Climbing Centre will be hosting the 3rd round of the 2016 para-climbing competition. It's not too late to take part so if you're interested, read on!

11.30am - Climbing starts

6pm - Climbing finishes

6.30pm - Prize Giving

The Paraclimbing Series is organised by the BMC, Climb Scotland, Manchester Climbing Centre, Newcastle Climbing Centre, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and the Castle Climbing Centre, London. It is a series of events to provide disabled people with an opportunity to have a go at climbing in a competitive environment. It will be run in friendly surroundings with lots of experienced people on hand to assist.

The BMC and all the walls hope to get as many paraclimbers as possible to attend the four events and we will hopefully get climbers attending more than one event so we can have some series winners.


There will be nine different categories – Male and Female:
• Using Upper & Lower Limbs (any number) (Neurological Physical Disability)
• Lower Body Amputation/Limbless
• Upper Body Amputation/Limbless
• Visual Impairment
• Hearing Impairment
• People with learning disabilities
• Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Condition
• Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
• Mental Health support needs


Competitors will have to climb three roped climbs and three boulder problems and will be given a score on each one dependant on height gained. The climber with the best score in each category will win.

If you haven't already taken part in the first 2 rounds of this season you can still take part in the final 2.


Prior online registration – all entrants:
Rounds 3 & 4
• 1 event – £8
• 2 events – £15
On the day registration, all entrants: £10

Register here if you haven't already done so.

More details can be found on the BMC website

** The BMC plan to use this series as a basis for talent identification and selection for the GB Paraclimbing Team. For 2017 the Paraclimbing Team are to be sponsored by Berghaus and Birchall Blackburn Law

Please note that competitors are responsible for bringing their own carer and support workers appropriate to the competitors disability, to assist them to participate in the event. The BMC is not responsible for providing support workers appropriate to each competitors disability, but the staff and volunteers involved in the competition will do their best to help and support competitors to compete the best they can.