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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…

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Open Youth Lead March 2016 – Awesome Walls Liverpool

Open Youth Lead March 2016 – Awesome Walls Liverpool

We drove over to Awesome Walls Liverpool and registered at the desk. I got number 33, my lucky number! The comp started at 10 so I went to warm up and look at the routes. My first route was the grey. It was on the vertical wall and had some long moves. I watched some of the other girls in my category climb it. Some of the short people did really well. This gave me some confidence for my turn….

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Lead Youth Open Event & Boulder Youth Open Event

Lead Youth Open Event & Boulder Youth Open Event

Friday – Travelling I traveled up to Leeds by car with my parents on Friday. On Saturday I competed in the lead open youth event and on Sunday I competed in the boulder open youth event. It was a long drive to the Premier Inn and Leeds was freezing. Saturday – Open Youth Climbing – Lead I got up early and went to the Leeds Wall for an 8:00 – 8:30 registration. When we arrived we had to wait for…

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Welsh Climbing Championships 2015

Welsh Climbing Championships 2015

Day 1 – Travelling On the 6th November 2015 I travelled with my parents and three brothers to Caernarfon for the Welsh Lead Climbing Championship held at The Beacon centre. The Welsh Championships is different from other comps because instead of having 2 qualifiers and 1 final it has 3 qualifiers, 1 semi-final and 1 final.  For this comp everyone moves up a category so I was in ‘B’. I was looking forward to competing against my old competition again. On…

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Scottish Lead and Speed Climbing Championships & Junior Lead Cup Round 2

Scottish Lead and Speed Climbing Championships & Junior Lead Cup Round 2

As usual we drove up on Thursday afternoon and arrived late and stayed the night in the Premier Inn. We got to Ratho for 10:00am the next morning for a quick speed climbing practice as there are no speed climbing wall in Wales! (hint!) My first time was slow but I had about 15 attempts and managed about 17.50, I was not happy with this as my PB is 16.49 but I hoped this time would be low enough to…

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Youth Bouldering Championships 2015 – Bloc (Bristol)

Youth Bouldering Championships 2015 – Bloc (Bristol)

On Saturday 27th June I went to the Junior British Bouldering Championship and Junior British Bouldering Cup. It was held in Bloc climbing Centre where I boulder sometimes. I came first overall on the day meaning I am Junior British Bouldering Champion 2015 of category C. As I only entered rounds 1 and 3 because I was competing in the YCCF in Imst, I could only get a maximum of 200 points. I got 200 points because I won rounds…

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Blokfest – Castle Climbing Centre London

Blokfest – Castle Climbing Centre London

On Friday night my Dad, my brother Oscar, and me travelled to London for the third round of the Blokfest bouldering competition. We missed the second round in Brighton because we were in Dublin for the Irish Climbing Championships. We stayed at my cousin’s house overnight so that we could didn’t have to drive very far to get to the Castle climbing centre. When we woke up on Saturday we drove across London to the climbing centre. We passed Big…

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BMC Junior Bouldering Cup 2015 – Round 1 (Derby)

BMC Junior Bouldering Cup 2015 – Round 1 (Derby)

This morning we got up at 6 and went downstairs in the hotel for breakfast, I had hash browns, bacon and milk, After this we got in the car and went to The Climbing Unit for the Junior Bouldering Cup. I was really excited about this competition because it is my favourite bouldering competition of the year. I had a look at my qualifiers, three looked quite hard but the others looked OK. I registered, got a number 156 and…

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BMC Junior Lead Cup 2015 – Round 1

BMC Junior Lead Cup 2015 – Round 1

On the morning of the competition we got up early and went to the Premier Inn restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast we rushed all our bags into the car because my dad forgot to book the room for the Saturday night so we had to checkout early. We got to Awesome Walls later than I wanted to but were still in time for registration. I found out after registration that I was number 1. I thought it was impossible to…

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