The La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships are returning to Sheffield city centre for the 2019 event on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July..

Come and watch our finest home-grown athletes test their mettle against each other in this senior-only, IFSC Boulder World Cup style event. The pivotal event of every boulderers calendar since 1998, the BMC British Bouldering Championships (BBCs) are organised by the BMC, form the national championships in the UK, and count towards selection for the GB Climbing Team. Anybody wishing to experience a World Cup style competition can compete, providing you’re born no later than 2003.

The headline sponsor for the 2019 BMC British Bouldering Championships is LA SPORTIVA, and CLIF BAR are supporting sponsor.

How to enter.

  • Entry fee £30 / person.

  • Online entry closes Monday 1 July at 5pm.
  • All competitors must be a BMC, MS or MI member. JOIN THE BMCJOIN MSJOIN MI.

  • Parental consent must be given for any competitor aged under 18 years on the day of the event – the parental consent form can be downloaded in the entry process.

  • All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application. They will then receive a further email containing full event information two days before the event.

Watch online.

For the second year running, thanks to the support of CLIF Bar, the BMC will LIVESTREAM THE BRITISH BOULDERING CHAMPIONSHIPS to BBC Sport.


Qualification round with five boulders for each category: five mins on, Five mins off.
Semi-Final round with four boulders for each category: five mins on, Five mins off.
Final round with four boulders for each category: four mins.

Qualification and Semi-Final rounds will be climbed onsight, and there will be an observation period for the Final round with isolation used throughout.


Males and females will climb in single groups and starting order for qualification will be derived from the 2018 BBC rankings and then at random (for atheletes did not compete last year) and will be posted online on Friday evening.

Saturday 6 July
1000: Male & Female registration/isolation opens
1100: Male & Female registration/isolation closes
1130: Male & Female qualification begins: 5 blocs – 5min on, 5 min off
1600: Male & Female qualification finishes

Sunday 7 July
Semi Finals
0900: Isolation for semi-finalists opens
1000: Isolation for semi-finalists closes
1330: Semi Final begins – 4 blocs – 5 min on, 5 min off
1245: Semi Final Finishes
1515: Isolation opens
1615: Isolation closes
1720: Presentation of finalists and observation period
1730: Final begins – 4 blocs, 4mins
1930: Final finishes
1945: Prize giving


1st Place: £500
2nd Place: £250
3rd Place: £125