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Month: July 2014

Junior British Bouldering Championships 2014 – Round 3

Junior British Bouldering Championships 2014 – Round 3

After Friday’s outcome I woke up on Sunday feeling very good about the bouldering! I had to wake up much earlier than I did on Friday because the bouldering centre (The arch climbing wall) was a further drive and the traffic in London is horrendous! Once the car was packed we set off to find out where the centre was. When we arrived at the centre the car park and centre haven’t even opened yet. So we drove to a…

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BMC Open Youth Event Leading – White Spider

BMC Open Youth Event Leading – White Spider

After a quick trip to McDonalds we drove to White Spider in Tolworth. When we arrived we registered and I was given number 36. Some of the girls in my category showed me the two qualifying routes. The first one looked doable but the second one was really crimpy and hard. All the walls were really short which gave me an advantage because I get tired on high walls. We had an hour and a half to warm up after…

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Sweat Shadow!

Sweat Shadow!

This morning I went to Boulders to do some endurance training.  My first climb in the set I lead not clipping the lower-off and falling instead this was one way to make endurance a little less boring! After my first few sets I was a bit sweaty and very tired! I lay back on the floor during my rest period but when I stood back up again there was a disgusting black shadow on the rugger crumb mats. It was…

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Ape Index

Ape Index

Last night I measured my ape index. I used a site called http://www.ape-index.com . I typed in my height and arms length. It then divided my arm span by my height to work out my ape index. My ape index is 1.051. My arm span is 7.5cm more than my height. This explains why all my long sleeved jackets and long sleeved tops are now short sleeved tops and jackets! A positive ape index is supposed to be good for…

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Photo shoot for Media Wales!

Photo shoot for Media Wales!

I had a photo/video shoot this morning in Boulders for Media Wales! It took longer than I thought andI was hanging around on the roof for a while while the photographer got the best shots! I sat on the roof of our people carrier for part of the video. It was fun!

Speed climbing hold

Speed climbing hold

 When we went back to Ratho after the comp we bought a second hand speed climbing hold. We have just got around to putting the hold on the wall in my room! See the pictures below. When I tried it out it had loads of different parts to hold. Most of the parts were crap but one side was good. The circle sloper was not bad either.