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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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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….

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Youth Colour Climbing Festival 2015 – Grades

Youth Colour Climbing Festival 2015 – Grades

Girls “Pupil” Grades (Girls C): Route Colour Grade Route 1 Grey 7a Route 2 Blue 7b+ Route 3 Yellow 7b Route 4 Purple 7b Route 5 Blue 7b Route 6 Yellow 7a Route 7 Red 7b Route 8 Green 7c Below are photos with grades for most of the routes for the YCCF 2015. The routes for all the leading categories have the right grades, but I think the top rope routes are graded all the way to the top…

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Youth Colour Climbing Festival 2015 – Kletterzentrum Imst

Youth Colour Climbing Festival 2015 – Kletterzentrum Imst

Day One – Traveling I had to wake up early on Thursday to drive to Luton Airport to fly to Zurich for the Youth Colour Climbing competition on the weekend. When we got close to the airport, we Face-timed my coach Simon Rawlinson who was driving up with my friend Gwen and her parents. We tried to see if we could spot their car but they were 5 minutes behind us. When we arrived at Luton airport we checked in…

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Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 – Grades

Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 – Grades

The following are the grades for the girls pupil category: Day 1 – Morning: 1. Orange 7a – “School For Cool” 2. Green 7b 3. Blue 7b Day 1 – Afternoon: 4. Yellow 6c – “Thin Air” 5. Blue 7b+ – “Scenic Tour” 6. Black 7b+ – “YBF 1. Quali” Day 2 – Morning: 7. Yellow 7a 8. Orange 7c+ – “YBM 2. Quali” 9. Grey 7a – “Over Night” Picture of the grade sheet Photo with all the routes

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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Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 Day 2

Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 Day 2

Again I woke up at 6:30 but didn’t have a lot of picnic left as we had eaten most of it the day before. I got my climbing bag ready and grabbed the football for the boys to to play with while I was reading routes and waiting for my turn. Instead of getting a taxi my Dad drove us to the centre this meant we could bring more stuff. Once we arrived at the centre I went to the…

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Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 Day 1

Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014 Day 1

I got up at 6:30 on Saturday ready to get a taxi to the climbing centre. My mum got some food together and because it had been so hot on Thursday and Friday we packed loads of drinks. We were expecting it to be raining in Imst and had brought all our waterproof coats, but not much summer clothing. Soon the taxi arrived and we were in the centre by 7:45. When we got out the taxi it was freezing…

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Registration for Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014

Registration for Youth Color Climbing Festival 2014

After training we sat in the cafe at the climbing centre for a long time – cooling down as we were all really hot. My dad ordered pizza just as Ian, the GB team coach arrived and came over to talk to us. He gave me some useful tactics for the comp and asked me if I wanted to warm up with the GB team. I really wanted to be part of the GB team so it would be great…

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Training at Kletterhalle Imst

Training at Kletterhalle Imst

The centre didn’t open until 2pm. I also noticed that all the shops in Austria had weird opening and closing times. I was really excited to see the wall. When we arrived we asked if we could climb on the outside walls but we couldn’t because the route setting was still going on for the competition. Outdoor competition wall The first thing I did was find all the different walls, rooms and facilities. I really liked the inside of the…

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