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Month: August 2014

Lyra and Shark by Mad Rock

Lyra and Shark by Mad Rock

Mad Rock through their suppliers – Serious Climbing have given me two new pairs of rock shoes. These are the Shark and the Lyra: The Lyra The Lyra rock shoes look cool, they have two Velcro straps making them easy to take on and off. There is padding on top of the shoes underneath the straps to make them comfortable to wear. They have a slight downturn but not so much that it hurts you feet and gives you cramp….

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Outdoor Bouldering at Ogmore

Outdoor Bouldering at Ogmore

Yesterday, my coach Simon invited Boulders Academy on a trip to Ogmore beach to do some outdoor bouldering. I was really excited and looking forward to having my first experience bouldering outside on real rock! We met up in the car park at Ogmore beach. My whole family came along, even my little brother Silas. When we all arrived Simon walked us around to the first bouldering area and gave us a tour. The bouldering area was bigger than I…

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Competition at Bloc Climbing Bristol

Competition at Bloc Climbing Bristol

On Friday afternoon I went to the newly opened bouldering centre in Bristol called Bloc climbing. My Dad entered me and my bro Oscar into the junior competition. We had a look around the centre and there was  a big roof at the back of Bloc that you could climb on top of and jump off. We were looking forward to having a go. The rest of the centre looked really cool. There was a variety of different walls and…

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First outdoor climbing experience – Deep water soloing

First outdoor climbing experience – Deep water soloing

Yesterday my brother and I went deep water soloing near Tenby. We were invited by my coach Simon and his friends Andy and Rhos. I was really scared at first but slowly I got more confident. I have entered the deep water soloing comp at Exeter in August and I needed some practice climbing over water. I feel much more confident for the competition now.  Yesterday was also my first experience of outdoor climbing it was amazing I can’t wait…

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