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First bouldering EYC of the year Soure, Portugal (2017)

First bouldering EYC of the year Soure, Portugal (2017)

My first European Youth Cup of this year was in Soure, Portugal and it was also my first international podium. This is my second year in category B and seeing as I made finals in both the bouldering EYC’s I entered last year I was hoping for a really good result. We travelled out on the Thursday afternoon, flying from Luton airport to Lisbon, Portugal. There was a slight complication with the hire car so we arrived at the hotel…

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BMC Open Youth Competition (Boulder) – Oakwood Climbing Centre

BMC Open Youth Competition (Boulder) – Oakwood Climbing Centre

 After a good day in Reading climbing centre on Saturday I was excited for the boulders. The competition was held in a newly built centre  in Wokingham called Oakwood. On an email from the BMC that I got before the weekend it had a list of all this years new rules. One was 5 attempts instead of 3 which I wasn’t too bothered about. But the main one was the finals format. This year they changed it to 5 on…

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BMC Youth Lead Cup Round 1 (Reading Climbing Centre)

BMC Youth Lead Cup Round 1 (Reading Climbing Centre)

  It was nice to have a change of climbing centre for this round of the British Youth Lead Cup. It is usually up in Sheffield which is a 4 hour drive for us whereas Reading Climbing wall is much closer. My parents drove my brother and I to Reading on Friday night ready for the Leading competition on Saturday and the Bouldering on the Sunday.   When I walked into Reading climbing centre I can remember thinking to myself I…

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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…

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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…

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