Browsed by
Author: Emily Phillips

British Lead (and Speed) Climbing Championships 2016

British Lead (and Speed) Climbing Championships 2016

Last Friday my family and I made the long journey to Sheffield to compete in the British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships. We stayed in the Premier Inn near Awesome Walls because we had an early start on Saturday and I always like to get there early. After breakfast we drove to Awesome Walls and it had just opened. I registered and got a competition vest and my competitor number – 9. My dad had registered me in his name…

Read More Read More

European Youth Climbing Championships (Lead) Mitterdorf 2016

European Youth Climbing Championships (Lead) Mitterdorf 2016

I flew out to Vienna with the GB climbing team for the European Climbing Championships. We arrived late at Vienna airport due to delays and then we spent one and a half hours in the airport waiting for car hire. By the time we left to drive to the hotel it was almost midnight. Finally after getting lost in the woods and around the small town we got to the hotel. It was a really big apartment and it had…

Read More Read More

Deep Water Solo Exeter 2016

Deep Water Solo Exeter 2016

For the last 3 years the Quay Climbing Centre in Exeter have held the only deep water soloing event in Britain and it is so much fun. It is held just outside the quay climbing centre in a canal basin. The wall in built on a floating barge and big containers of water are used to balance out the water and the weight of the climbers. There are 4 categories, U16 female, U16 male, adult female and adult male. The…

Read More Read More

European Youth Cup (Bouldering) L’Argentiere 2016

European Youth Cup (Bouldering) L’Argentiere 2016

On Saturday I travelled down to London with my parents. I was dropped off at a Premier Inn near Gatwick Airport where I met Tom (GB bouldering team coach) and some other members of the team. We were flying the following day and needed to get up at 4! We got up at 4:30 and only just made it downstairs on time. The rest of the team were ready so we all walked to the bus stop and took a…

Read More Read More

European Youth Cup (Bouldering) Graz 2016

European Youth Cup (Bouldering) Graz 2016

Day 1 and 2 Last weekend was my first ever bouldering EYC, held in Graz, Austria. I flew out to Austria with the GB team on Thursday. It was a very small team going to this competition, only 4 competitors. Holly, Martha, Silvia and me. Our two chaperones/coaches were Tom and Michelle. We arrived at Vienna airport in the afternoon and then got our hire car and drove straight to Graz. On Friday I got up late and after breakfast…

Read More Read More

Junior British Bouldering Championships (JBBC) 2016

Junior British Bouldering Championships (JBBC) 2016

After school on Friday my mum and I drove up to Manchester for the Junior British Boulder Championships 2016 which was being held in the depot. We stayed in a Premier Inn ready for the comp on Saturday. On the way up we realised my Dad had forgotten to register me. But we called Rob and he said we could register on the day. It was an early start on Saturday. I wanted to be there early so we could…

Read More Read More

My First Leading European Youth Cup (EYC)

My First Leading European Youth Cup (EYC)

Day 1 – The Journey On Wednesday 25th my family and I started a 14 hour car journey to a small town in Austria called Imst. The reason we were all going was because the first weekend I was competing in my first ever EYC (European youth cup) for leading. We decided to stay out for the week because the following weekend my little brother was competing in a different competition, The Youth Color Climbing Festival at the same place….

Read More Read More

Demoing at YCS Grand Final 2016

Demoing at YCS Grand Final 2016

On Saturday 23 April 2016 we were in Edinburgh, Scotland for the grand final of the Youth Climbing Series 2016. After breakfast at McDonalds we went to EICA Ratho to register my brother for the comp. I wasn’t competing as I am on the GB climbing team, I was demoing instead. I was demoing for girls D and I had to do 6 demos all together. My first one was at 10:00 girls D route 1. When I started I…

Read More Read More

New GB team kit!

New GB team kit!

At the competition last weekend I picked up my bag of new GB climbing team kit. This year the kit was sponsored by Berghaus! It looks very smart and is really nice to wear. I got a really cool bag with my name on, with the kit inside! Here are some photos of the kit we got: x2 comp vests  x1 t-shirt  x1 soft shell jacket  x1 warm puffy jacket  x1 bobble hat  x1 rucksack  Photo from GB team website 

Open Youth Bouldering March 2016 – The Depot Manchester

Open Youth Bouldering March 2016 – The Depot Manchester

Another early start and a drive over to Manchester from Liverpool. The bouldering competition was in my new favourite centre The Depot. It is a really nice centre, very new. It has every type of angle and it looks really professional. When we arrived I registered and went straight to look at he blocs. There were 8 qualifying routes and only a few looked really horrible. Climbing started at 9am so I warmed up as soon as I had looked…

Read More Read More