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Paraclimbing Series

The BMC Paraclimbing Series is organised by the BMC, Link4life, OnThisRoc, Manchester Climbing Centre, Newcastle Climbing Centre and the Castle Climbing Centre, London.

This is a series of events to provide disabled people with an opportunity to have a go at climbing in the competitive environment run in friendly surroundings. The series is also a basis for talent identification and selection for the GB Para-Climbing Team.

DATES & VENUES - 2014
18th March - Castle Climbing Centre, London
15th April - Newcastle Climbing Centre
24th May - Manchester Climbing Centre

CATEGORIES
There will be 8 different categories:
• Using Upper & Lower Limbs (any number)
• Using upper limbs only
• Using upper limbs only that have impairments
• People with sensory impairments
• People with learning disabilities
• Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)

COMPETITION FORMAT
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.

COMPETITION TIMINGS - Round 1 - Castle Climbing Centre
11:00am - 4:00pm – Registration - competitors can turn up at any time
11:30am – Climbing starts.
6:00pm - Climbing finishes.
6:30pm - Prize giving.

ENTRY FEE
Prior online registration:
1 event - £8
2 events - £15
All 3 events - £22

On the day registration: - £10

FURTHER INFORMATION
• Rob Adie (BMC Competition Climbing Officer) tel: 0161 438 3318 / email: rob@thebmc.co.uk

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