Competition time!

This has been an exciting week of competitions.  First, Shauna Coxsey won gold at the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Grindlewald, then did it again yesterday at Innsbruck!  I think she is amazing and I’m very inspired by her.

Well done Shauna, and to all the GB climbers who took part.

shauna

Shauna winning her first gold at Grindelwald

To add to that, on Friday I took part in the Big Rock Youth Climbing Competition in Milton Keynes.  I went as part of a team called Me, Him and Her along with Alex Norton and Kai Paling.  I flashed everything except the last route, falling off at the same crimp as Kai.  Alex flashed everything, and his final route was amazing to watch.

I won Girls E, Alex won Boys B and Kai came second in Boys E.  That meant we placed joint first for the team award, alongside Big Rock Academy (and they had 13 people!)

My dad has made a short video of our highlights.  Why don’t you have a sneaky peak?!

 

 

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Cracking V5!

Recently Tom Randall set 20, kid-sized boulder problems at the Climbing Station in Loughborough.

It was great to do something that was not set by Mr Tickle (no big reaches here).  I could think about technique rather than wondering how many dynos I was going to have to do to make the moves.

 

This video is the last problem in the circuit, which Tom graded as a tough V5.

I’m looking forward to the next set, Tom!

 

 

Three cheers for Orrin Coley!

Me and Orrin at The Tower

Me and Orrin at The Tower

Orrin Coley works and climbs at The Tower, Leicester.

He’s just come back from Baku in Azerbaijan where he was competing in his first IFSC World Cup as part of the GB Team.

He did really well and I am very proud of him!

He’s going out to Innsbruck next week to compete in another round.  I’ve been reading his blog and thought you might like it too.

http://orrincoleyclimbing.blogspot.co.uk

I am also very pleased for Shauna and Mina, who have done brilliantly.

Good luck to everyone on the GB Team for the next rounds!