Two weeks after my tenth birthday I went up to Rock Over Climbing in Manchester to compete in ROCfest 2015. I was competing in Girls 10-12, and had just been off school with tonsillitis all week, so wasn’t expecting too much of myself.
I still wanted to go though, because I knew lots of famous climbers would be there!
The problems were good, I flashed 16 out of 25 and was pretty pleased with how I climbed, all things considered.
I met my friend Gwen again, who climbs at Boulders in Cardiff, so it was good to see her.
There were some cool challenges that we could do to earn raffles tickets. These were a leap of faith from the top of a wall to a trapeze, which was hard but satisfyingly thrilling, and also a table traverse which I did width-ways and length-ways, twice! Check out the video!
I was also able to get my signed T Shirt back.
It has signatures of lots of famous climbers from all around the world, including Adam Ondra, Alex Puccio, Akiyo Noguchi, Jule Wurm, Kilian Fischhuber and Sean McColl, amongst others. I am so happy to have this: it is VERY cool!