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Month: June 2014

Youth Climbing Series 2014 – Super Final

Youth Climbing Series 2014 – Super Final

I was really nervous about the super final as I had never been in one before. I had to warm up because I didn’t know when I was going to be called. I got my harness and chalk bag on and I put my shoes on my chalk bag belt ready to go to isolation. Eventually we were called to the front. They said Pippa and me were climbing for first place with Izzy and Kitty climbing for third. As…

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British Final of Youth Climbing Series 2014

British Final of Youth Climbing Series 2014

My mum got me a pair of lucky pink shorts, a lucky pink hat and a lucky pink buff. I put these on to give me luck for the competition. We had hash-browns for breakfast in the Premier Inn and we drove down to the centre to bagsie some seats before a load more people turned up. On our way into the centre we parked  near my coach Simon’s van and saw him going into the centre. We carried in…

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BMC youth climbing series 2014

BMC youth climbing series 2014

On Wednesday 25th of June my bother, parents and I drove to Carlisle to brake up a long journey to Edinburgh. The reason we were going to Edinburgh was because previously Oscar and I had qualified for the British youth climbing series and it was going to be held in Edinburgh, Ratho climbing centre! Oscar and both really wanted to win this comp so we needed a good night sleep. We traveled the rest of the way on Thursday after…

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Rock UK

Rock UK

Earlier today I went up to Rock UK with my Dad and brother Oscar. We decided to go to Rock UK because the walls are high than boulders so it would be good practice for the competition. The comp is going to be held next week on the high walls in Ratho. I am looking forward to Ratho this year because its my third year and I had so much fun last year and the year before. After arriving at…

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Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 – Grades

Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 – Grades

The following are the grades for the girls pupil category: Day 1 – Morning: 1. Orange 7a – “School For Cool” 2. Green 7b 3. Blue 7b Day 1 – Afternoon: 4. Yellow 6c – “Thin Air” 5. Blue 7b+ – “Scenic Tour” 6. Black 7b+ – “YBF 1. Quali” Day 2 – Morning: 7. Yellow 7a 8. Orange 7c+ – “YBM 2. Quali” 9. Grey 7a – “Over Night” Picture of the grade sheet Photo with all the routes

Area 47 – Deep Water Soloing

Area 47 – Deep Water Soloing

The day after the competition we went to Area 47. Area 47 has a few different areas with different activities, but we went to the Water Area. Inside there were diving boards, slides and deep water soloing! The first time I went deep water soloing I was scared of the water and wouldn’t jump in and the same with diving! I kept trying to jump off the board until my mum came and encouraged me to do it! It was amazing, so fun,…

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Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 Day 2

Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 Day 2

Again I woke up at 6:30 but didn’t have a lot of picnic left as we had eaten most of it the day before. I got my climbing bag ready and grabbed the football for the boys to to play with while I was reading routes and waiting for my turn. Instead of getting a taxi my Dad drove us to the centre this meant we could bring more stuff. Once we arrived at the centre I went to the…

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Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 Day 1

Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 Day 1

I got up at 6:30 on Saturday ready to get a taxi to the climbing centre. My mum got some food together and because it had been so hot on Thursday and Friday we packed loads of drinks. We were expecting it to be raining in Imst and had brought all our waterproof coats, but not much summer clothing. Soon the taxi arrived and we were in the centre by 7:45. When we got out the taxi it was freezing…

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Registration for Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014

Registration for Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014

After training we sat in the cafe at the climbing centre for a long time – cooling down as we were all really hot. My dad ordered pizza just as Ian, the GB team coach arrived and came over to talk to us. He gave me some useful tactics for the comp and asked me if I wanted to warm up with the GB team. I really wanted to be part of the GB team so it would be great…

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