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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BMC Youth Climbing Series Finals!!!!!

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Big CAC picture at Ratho!

On Saturday 28th June I travelled up to the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena in Ratho to compete in the national finals of the BMC Youth Climbing Series.  I had been training hard and felt ready and psyched to be going.

 

I was first to climb in my group, up route number one, which I topped easily.  Boulders one and two were flashes, as was route number two.  Boulder three proved more difficult, and I didn’t get the footwork needed to top this one.  Route number three was up a big set of tufas, and I, along with most of the group, popped off just over half-way.  This put me in 6th position overall, which was just outside what I had hoped for, but still an improvement on last year’s 9th.  I was really pleased to have flashed four out of the six climbs, and knew that the others were possible.  I was also excited to have met members of the GB Team, and got a new CAC T-shirt!

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Me and Molly!

I went back to Ratho on the Sunday, and sorted out more of problem three and the final route, as you can see on the video above.  I left Edinburgh really happy, determined to keep working hard and looking forward to climbing outside in the summer holidays.