Petzl Lead Climbing Championship – The Low Down!!
Back for its third year, the Petzl sponsored Lead Climbing Championship is a collaboration between one of the best known climbing equipment brands in the world, and four of the UK’s most respected climbing centres. With rounds in Manchester, Harrogate, Reading Climbing Centres and our new Huddersfield Climbing Centre, it is truly a national lead climbing competition!
Competitors can take part in one, two, or all of the championship rounds. Each round has a £1500 fund of prizes, in the form of top-flight equipment provided by Petzl.
Supported by Petzl and with Mr Steve McClure himself onsite, no other climbing competition is as well established in the community as the Lead Climbing Championships. The events offer the chance to rub shoulders with the climbing greats, whilst being at the friendliest, most enjoyable competition you can imagine.
With Junior (under 16), Adult & Veterans (40+) categories, both split into male & female, everyone will be competing against their peers. There is no extra cost to take part in the Petzl Lead Climbing Championships for our members, beyond paying the normal entry fee for each centre on the day. Non-members fee is £2 per scorecard.
Registration begins at 10am, but you can pre-register by email; please send us your name, date of birth and postcode to speed up your registration on the day. If you haven’t climbed at one of our centres before, please fill out an Adult registration Form or Under 18 Registration Form and bring it on the day. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a competent adult belayer, as the qualifying rounds are not belayed by RCC instructors.
Rob Lloyd is already confirmed for setting the event but keep posted for more info on setters, holds and a more existing additions!
Right so here’s the deal for the agenda of out first ever Petzl Lead Climbing Championships
09.30 Doors open
14.30 Qualifiers close
15.00 Finalists announced
18.00 RCC Closes
The qualifiers will be run in the leading ladder style, 10 routes graded 5 – 8a, the higher the grade the more points! Your top 3 flashes will be your qualifying score and you only have 1 attempt so spend time route reading!.
Grade. Top. Bonus.
5. 10 5
6a. 20 10
6a+. 30 15
6b. 40 20
6b+. 50 25
6c. 60 30
7a. 70 35
7b. 80 40
7c. 90 45
8a. 100 50
Finals will be run as hold by hold score, 1 point for moving off hold, 2 points for touching next holds and 3 points for holding. 99 points for grabbing last hold then 100 for clipping the chains
A great comp not to be missed, register now!!!!
There is no extra cost to take part in the Petzl Lead Climbing Championships for our members, beyond paying the normal entry fee for each centre on the day.
Non-members fee is £2 per scorecard.