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European Youth Cup – L’argentiere, France (Boulder)

European Youth Cup – L’argentiere, France (Boulder)

Last year I competed in the L’Argentiere EYBC and it was one of the most fun experiences I have had with the GB team. Despite the really hot weather the climbing was always very exciting! We flew to Marseille again and drove 3hours to the hotel just outside L’Argentiere. As usual we had a day to relax before the competition which unusually was over the Tuesday and Wednesday this time. The weather was beautiful as usual and so we spent an…

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European Youth Cup (EYC) Switzerland, Uster

European Youth Cup (EYC) Switzerland, Uster

The wall holding the competition was in a big arena but was quite short. My first qualifier was a red climb which looked reasonably simple. Although, in past competitions when I thought I could top a route I have messed it up so I tried to concentrate on climbing my best. In the running order I have generally been quite close to the end. However this time I was up 9th which was nice as I wanted to try climbing…

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European Youth Cup (EYC) Imst June 2017

European Youth Cup (EYC) Imst June 2017

This European Youth Cup (EYC) has pretty much become our annual holiday. Every year Imst Climbing Centre holds an IFSC EYC and the following weekend holds their own competition, the Youth Color Climbing Festival for kids too young to compete in EYCs. The week in between these two comps has always fallen on the UK half term holiday, which meant we could stay out and train on Austria’s incredible walls! The competition wall in Imst opened at 7:30 but I…

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