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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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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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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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Area 47 – Deep Water Soloing

Area 47 – Deep Water Soloing

The day after the competition we went to Area 47. Area 47 has a few different areas with different activities, but we went to the Water Area. Inside there were diving boards, slides and deep water soloing! The first time I went deep water soloing I was scared of the water and wouldn’t jump in and the same with diving! I kept trying to jump off the board until my mum came and encouraged me to do it! It was amazing, so fun,…

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