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Month: April 2014

Junior British Bouldering Championships Round 2

Junior British Bouldering Championships Round 2

This morning I went to McDonald’s for breakfast as I usually do before a competition. After arriving at T.C.A. Glasgow for the Junior British bouldering championships I registered and was given a score sheet and a number to stick on my back (97). I looked at all the bouldering problems that I had to do to qualify for the final. I had problem numbers 1-8 they weren’t in any particular order so I had to pick what problems to try…

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Glasgow Climbing Centre

Glasgow Climbing Centre

Today, I paid a visit to Glasgow Climbing Centre to try out some of the routes. The centre was built inside a church and had lots of different features on the walls. Unlike some other centres this centre had built in features in the walls. This is something I really like because it doesn’t matter if there isnt enough footholds on. As well as this it gives younger and shorter people a fair chance against the adults. Another thing I…

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Spot Climbing Bouldering Competition

Spot Climbing Bouldering Competition

On Sunday I went to Spot Climbing Centre to compete in the third round of their bouldering competition. We had the day to complete 30 problems. The problems weren’t really in any particular order but there were some really interesting ones. Number 11 was all crimps on the slab which suits me as I love crimps! Number 9 had only one hold and a volume – I did this by running up and pushing on the volume with straight arms…

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Scottish Youth Bouldering Competition – The Climbing Academy Glasgow

Scottish Youth Bouldering Competition – The Climbing Academy Glasgow

On Saturday morning we drove to get a McDonald’s breakfast. We went to The Climbing Academy and registered Oscar and me for the competition. We were given a score sheet and had to wait a while before we could look at the problems. In the centre they divided the climbing area into two parts one for spectators and the other for climbers. This meant that my dad could watch me and Oscar on all our problems. As soon as the…

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The Climbing Academy – Glasgow

The Climbing Academy – Glasgow

I have just come back from the climbing academy in Glasgow. This is the centre where the competition will be held! I wanted to visit there so I could get to know the walls to make it easier to find my blocs on the competition. The highest grade I climbed was a red problem (V6-V8) I was very pleased with this. My brother younger Oscar also did well and climbing a V4. I enjoyed the blocs and forgot I was…

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Glasgow Climbing Centre

Glasgow Climbing Centre

I was up in Glasgow for the SYBC (Scottish Youth Bouldering Competition) on Saturday (5th April 2014) and I had a spare day before the competition so I visited Glasgow Climbing Centre.  The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the massive stain glass window. It was very pretty but probably meant it was going to be very cold (no surprises there!). Also, it was in a church and had an old feeling about it, even though it…

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