Training Session

As it is the Easter holidays, I had the chance to go up to Awesome Walls, Sheffield for a training session, in preparation for the BMC YCS finals in April.  I went with my friend Alex Norton, who is now on the Junior GB Lead Climbing team.  He also has a new blog, which you can see at www.alexnortonclimbs.com

We had a good day and made this little video.  Enjoy!

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Climbing at many walls!

Thanks to the funding from Leicester City Council, I have been able to travel to other climbing walls recently, as part of my training for the BMC YCS National Finals.

I always enjoy going to new walls, and reckon I’ve climbed at 17 different walls altogether, in the last year.  I like different ones for different reasons.  For example, I really loved the kids’ boulder circuit at The Climbing Station, Loughborough, as it gave me a challenge without setting things out of my reach.

I like the long routes at Awesome Walls, Sheffield and Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Ratho.  Here’s a picture of me nearing the top of the 30m wall at the EICA.

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I’m near the top of the green route – can you see me?

When I was at The Foundry, Sheffield, just a couple of weeks ago, they had a brilliant route up a set of tufas, which meant I could practice my lay-backs.

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Like a monkey!

The Tower, Leicester has been a great place to do endurance training, by doing 4x4s up the overhanging panel 15.  I’ve also been able to concentrate on using features here.

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I do think it’s very important to go and climb at as many places as possible, so I’m really grateful that the funding from Leicester City Council has helped this.

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Awesome Day at Awesome Walls

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Leading up the Prow

During the Easter holidays I went to Awesome Walls, Sheffield, with The Tower Youth Climbing Club (TYCC).  This was the second time I had been, and I wanted to do some high climbing, to get ready for the high walls at Ratho.

 

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Approaching the top of the competition wall

I led some routes on the prow and then led the 6b+ up the competition wall, all the way to the top!  It’s definitely a long way down!

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Can you see me? Centre of the picture, near the top.