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Climbing

British Mountaineering Council

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
office@thebmc.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0161 445 6111

Get Involved

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Funding opportunities

What is Climbing?

Climbing is not currently an Olympic sport, but its three competitive disciplines: speed climbing, bouldering and lead climbing.

The BMC (British Mountaineering Council) works on behalf of hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers (including ski mountaineers) in England and Wales.

The BMC is the representative body that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers.

Benefits

  • Climbing is a full-body workout
  • Great for improving muscle-tone
  • Good for concentration

Costs

A Climbing session can cost ~£6-£10 with a course costing around £12 for beginners.

Involvement

Go to an indoor climbing wall. There are over 400 climbing walls around the UK. Many walls run introductory climbing sessions and have equipment available to hire.

Join a climbing club. There are around 300 climbing, hill walking and mountaineering clubs in England and Wales affiliated to the BMC.

Go on a course. By concentrating on the essential skills, a professionally run course can fast track your progression.

Equipment

Equipment to take part in climbing is available to hire at local facilities which can include a helmet, harness and ropes.

Facts

  • In 1989, the BMC ran the first ever World Cup event in Leeds which was won by our own Jerry Moffatt.
  • Fellow Briton Simon Nadin went on to win the World Cup Series in 1989. British climbers have continued to compete worldwide with notable success.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    County Sport Network
    Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Sport England
    Active Rutland
    NWL LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Harborough LSA
    H&B LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    H&B LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Harborough LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • Active Leicester
    Sport England