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Month: September 2014

DMM Climbing Day with James McHaffie

DMM Climbing Day with James McHaffie

We travelled up to North Wales for my DMM climbing day with James McHaffie which was my prize for winning the BMC Youth Climbing Series. I was really looking forward to this as it was the first time I had been outdoor climbing with ropes. The night before the climbing day I stayed in the Pizza and Pint hotel with my mum. Then next morning we got up early for breakfast and went to Pete’s Eats cafe to meet up…

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MCofS Scottish Youth Climbing Championship 2014 – Grades

MCofS Scottish Youth Climbing Championship 2014 – Grades

Venue: EICA, Ratho Category Route Colour Grade Comments Girls E Qualifier 1 Black 6a+ Girls E Qualifier 2 Yellow 6c Boys E Qualifier 1 Green 6b+ Boys EGirls A+B Qualifier 2Qualifier 1 Blue 7a7a+* *7a+ to top of route Boys E only 2/3 of route Girls D Qualifier 1 Pink+Black 6b Girls DBoys D Qualifier 2Qualifier 1 Red 6c Boys D Qualifier 2 Green 7a Boys DGirls C FinalFinal Pink 7b+ Girls C Qualifier 1 Black 6c Girls CBoys A+B…

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Scottish Youth Lead and Speed Championship 2014

Scottish Youth Lead and Speed Championship 2014

I managed to win both the speed and the lead Scottish Championships. This is how I did it! On Thursday I travelled up to Edinburgh for the Scottish lead climbing championships. It was a long drive but we eventually made it. We stayed in the Premier Inn and went to the centre on Friday for a light session before the comp. I got up early on Saturday and went down the hall to breakfast. I had a hash-brown a piece…

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Deep Water Soloing Competition in Exeter Quay Climbing Centre

Deep Water Soloing Competition in Exeter Quay Climbing Centre

On Friday we drove down to Exeter because I had entered the first Deep Water Solo (D.W.S.) climbing competition in the UK which was due to start Saturday morning. We arrived in Exeter on Friday night and went straight to the Quay Climbing Centre. The first thing we did was go the wall which had been built on a pontoon over a canal basin. It was probably the most amazing thing I had seen in my whole life! One of…

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