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2010 BMC International Sea Cliff Climbing Meet: Open to AAC Applicants

Posted on: December 21st, 2009 by Erik Lambert

A climber on Commando Ridge. Image courtesy of the BMC.

A climber on Commando Ridge. Image courtesy of the BMC.

The AAC is looking for two climbers to nominate to attend the British Mountaineering Council’s 2010 International Sea Cliff Climbing Meet. The BMC event will be held May 9-16 at the all-new location of the Count House in Cornwall (UK), a 200-year old house perched above the granite cliff of Bosigran. The meet organizers hope to bring together climbers of all grades from around the world to “enjoy the full delights of British sea cliff climbing.”

More information about the meet can be found on theUIAA.org as well as the BMC’s event listing, but here’s a quick summary:

“Sea cliffs offer some of the most enjoyable and adventurous ‘trad’ climbing in the British Isles. The granite cliffs of Cornwall in South West England were first explored by climbers more than a century ago, and the area has developed into a climbers’ Mecca. There are well over 1,000 routes clustered around the western tip of the peninsula, providing not just the best concentration of granite climbing in Britain but also many ‘three-star’ classics on other rock types such as Greenstone and Killas Slate. There are quality routes in all grades from V Diff to E10, so something for everyone! Other attractions of the area include great pubs, Farmhouse Cream Teas and the famous Cornish pasty, so we expect to have a fantastic week’s climbing and a lot of fun besides.”

“The last summer meet in 2008 based in North Wales saw a great mix of people and abilities: Belgium climbers fond of airtime; Russians leading their first trad routes; some superb evening presentations and plenty of smiling faces at the end of each day.  The perception that BMC International Meets are for top end climbers is simply not the case.  The meets have been, and continue to be, made up of people from a whole range of climbing experiences and grades.”

- Becky McGovern, BMC

Interested? Contact Dana Richardson at [email protected] for more information on how to apply to attend on the AAC’s behalf.

Spaces are limited, so the BMC is asking climbers to not make any concrete travel arrangements until they receive confirmation from the BMC directly. If the meet becomes over-booked, slots will be reduced to one per federation.

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