Entry Information

Entry Information 

Dates and Costs

Entry Cost 

£39.75 per competitor

Entries Open

Tuesday 30th November 2021 

Entry Closing Dates 

Student/Competitor Deadline

Tuesday 25th January 2022 at 11:59pm
(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Institution Administrator Approval Deadline

Thursday 27th January 2022 at 11:59pm
(Institutional Administrators have 48 hours after the student/ competitor deadline to approve entries)

Stage 2

Entry Cost


Entry Opening Date

Friday 28th January 2022

Entry Closing Dates

Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 11:59pm
(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Institution Administrator Approval Deadline

Thursday 3rd February 2022 at 11:59pm
(Institutional Administrators have 48 hours after the student/ competitor deadline to approve entries)


BUCS Points

There are BUCS points for the following categories: 

  • Men’s Individual: top four receieve points
  • Women’s Individual: top four receive points
  • Men’s Overall Team: top eight receive points
  • Women’s Overall Team: top eight receive points

Team positions are calculated based on performance of all men or women BUCS entrants of that institution not including performance in BUCS individual.

In other words, everyone entered into the BUCS Climbing Championships is competing for BUCS points for their BUCS affiliated institution whether in the men's, women's team competitions or men's or women's individual competition.

Please click here for the BUCS Points in Appendix 1

Entry Allowance

Institutions have 3 guaranteed entries per gender, and up to 20 non-guaranteed entries. To qualify for the team competition you must enter at least three individuals of the same sex. Team results are automatically extracted from the individual competition.  

‘Institution Administrators should rank their competitors by using the rank column on the BUCS Play Dashboard. If the event is oversubscriped BUCS will use the rankings submitted by the institution to allocate places. 


Route Judges

Competitors must supply the names of two route judges and their preferred judging session when submitting their entry entries into the BUCS Climbing Championships.  

After entries have closed, institutions will be assigned a session to judge.  

Please note – that it may not be the session you have asked for. Please ensure to check the event guide for this. 

Failing to provide route judges on the day of competition will result in an automatic £25 fine.  

Please note, your route judges do not have to be fellow students/competitors. 



Competitor withdrawals must be made by a competitors athletic/ students union by emailing [email protected]

  • Withdrawals before the entry deadline, 27th January 2022 at 11:59pm will not be charged.
  • Withdrawals after the entry deadline, 27th January 2022 at 11:59pm will still be charged the entry fee.

We highly recommend you get in contact with us at least a week before this deadline to ensure your withdrawal is processed. 

Covid-19 measures

Covid-19 Measures

The safety of students, volunteers and staff remains paramount as we move into the 2021-22 season, therefore for the time being we will still be implementing a series of COVID-19 Measures at our events. Although certain safety measures surrounding COVID-19 will be dictated by a venue or specific sport requirements we will be continuing to implement the following general measures across all of our events.

  1. Event Disclaimer includes specifics around COVID-19
  2. Whist inside staff members and volunteers interacting with competitors will be wearing appropriate face coverings
  3. COVID-19 questionnaire completed prior to arrival at the event by all competitors, officials, volunteers and support staff.
  4. Access to hand-washing facilities, or hand sanitiser

 What’s expected of competitors:

  1. Event competitors should stay home if they have been diagnosed with, or suspected to have COVID-19 
  2. Event competitors are expected to test if they have any COVID-19 symptoms or live in the same household with someone with COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending an event
  3. Competitors should stay home if they have been instructed to quarantine/self isolate due to international travel restrictions or by relevant home nation test and trace systems
  4. Competitors must follow direction from event staff, venue staff and volunteers.
  5. Competitors must complete COVID-19 questionnaire prior to arrival at the event  
  6. Competitors should ensure they are following hand hygiene practices at all times
  7. Competitors are encouraged to wear a face covering when indoors and moving about the building
  8. Competitors should follow the guidance and safety procedures outlined for the event you are attending. These can be found in the Event Guide
  9. Competitors unable to attend event due to COVID-19 must contact the event lead

 Lateral Flow Tests and Vaccine Status 

  1. For some events, dependent on local council recommendations or venue requirements we may require proof of negative PCR or rapid lateral flow tests within the last 24 hours or proof of being fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks.
  2. If this is required it will be detailed in the entry information and the event guide for that event 

Whilst we are very much hoping to be able to deliver a full calendar there is always the possibility that changing guidance around COVID-19 might impact this or lead to changes to our event formats or delivery models. We will endeavour to ensure regular communication regarding any changes.