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

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

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.


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.


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.

Black LCC

Awesome Day at Awesome Walls


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.



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!


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