LIVE: How to watch the BBCs 2021 British Bouldering Championships – at home

Warm up for the footy and watch the livestream of the La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships 2021 on the BMC’s social media channels. Find the links to watch from home below and a media pack in the notes to editors.

After two, very long, years without watching the best of British bouldering rock stars battle it out on the mat, we’re pumped to say psyche levels have reached critical mass seeing as this weekend you’ll be able to watch the livestream of the La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships (BBCs) from your couch at home.

Set a reminder and subscribe to get an alert and watch it on the BMC YouTube channel

The event is able to be run by the BMC under Stage 3 Government guidelines and the competition will take place as usual on Devonshire Green this weekend, the 10-11 July, as part of The Outdoor City’s Cliffhanger Festival in Sheffield.

Timings of the BBCs 2021

Qualification Saturday 10 July
Men: 09:00
Women: 14:35

Semi-finals Sunday 11 July
Men: 09:00
Women: 11:10

Finals Sunday 11 July
Men and Women: 16:30

If you’d much rather sit on the green and watch, then no problem! No tickets are required, just be sure to head down early and secure your spot. There will be a maximum of 2,000 spectators.

Contenders of the BBCs 2021

With two-years’ worth of quarantraining under their belts, our homegrown athletes will be holding nothing back this weekend. We can’t wait to see who takes home the gold medal, will reigning champions Nathan Phillips and Holly Toothill stand on top of the podium again? Let’s have a look at a few of this year’s contenders:

Women:

Holly Toothill
The reigning champ from the BBCs 2019, Holly’s calm and confident approach means she’s a firm favourite to take the top spot again.

Jennifer Wood
Training machine Jen narrowly missed out on the win to come 3rd in 2019, can she pull it off this year?

Frances Bensley
The outdoor crimp machine with multiple ticks of 8B will bring her steely fingers to the matts in Sheffield.

Emily Phillips
This strong contender from the GB Climbing team is one of those other competitors will have to keep an eye on!

Leanora Volpe
We’re psyched to watch Leanora who is just one of the GB Paraclimbing team members that is bringing it to the BBCs.

Maya Patel
From the GB Development Squad, Maya is a young gun looking to make her mark.

Men:

Nathan Phillips
Casual crusher Nathan won the last two BBCs with relative ease, will he make it a hat-trick?

Max Milne
Fresh back from his first ever IFSC World Cup final, Max the Future is focused on making the podium this year.

Toby Roberts
The European Youth Boulder Champion 2019 is on the hunt for a medal.

Louis Parkinson
Is he still Captain Cutloose? Or has the founder of Catalyst Climbing finally found his feet?

Alex Waterhouse
He narrowly missed out on finals in 2019, but Alex now has the experience of competing on the world stage to draw on.

Matt Cousins
London’s finest and former champ Matt is back after a spate of injuries and is looking to prove he’s returned to full fitness.

Watch the BBCs 2021 livestream

This year, the BMC will be hosting the livestream on YouTube and Facebook. Use the links below to join in and watch it LIVE on your favourite channel this weekend.

Set a reminder and subscribe to get an alert and watch it on the BMC YouTube channel

Semi-Finals of the La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships 2021

Finals of the La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships 2021