Midlands Youth Climbing Series 2015

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A summary of the MY Series

I have just completed the Midlands Youth Climbing Series 2015, competing in Girls D for the first time.  There were five rounds this year, which was one more than last year, but this time the lowest scoring round was to be dropped.  We competed at Wolf Mountain, Creation, Alter Rock, Big Rock and The Climbing Station (but not in that order).  Big Rock was definitely the oddest round because one route was set on their new indoor grit wall.  This meant that all the features were in for hands and feet, and I flashed it, but my fingers got pretty sore!

There were nine girls in my category altogether, although they didn’t all come to all the rounds.  I won each round, sometimes 25 points ahead of second place, but sometimes just 3!  I had a great time, and it was nice to make some new friends in this new category.

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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!