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Competition 2013

The 2014 is almost over with three rounds of Blokfest and Selection day to British Team marking the end of competition this year.

The hard training this year has paid off on the first round of Blokfest at Mile End Climbing Wall with Laura’s 21st position and Maisie’s 24th position in Senior Female category, Yumeya’s 27th position in Senior Male category, Callum’s 26th position and Issac’s 27th position in under 16 male category and finally Morag’s 18th position in under 16 female category. There was very high attendance with twenty Mile End squad members competing. Well done to all of them. They had a very good time and enjoy the vibe of the competition.

Only a month later the second round of Blokfest took place at Westway with Maisie’s 18th position in Senior Female category, Morag’s 15th position, Megan S’s 21st position and Maddie’s 26th position in under 16 female category.

Third round of Blokfest took place at the beginning of the December all the way in Reading with Maisie’s 14th position and Laura’s 19th position in Senior Female category, Morag 16th position and Magan S’s 20th position in under 16 female category. They can’t wait for the 4th round in Nottingam in January.

A week after the third round of Blokfest Maisie, Laura, James and Yumeya went to Sheffield to try out their climbing skills on BMC Youth Open Competition for selection to British Team. On Saturday they started with bouldering at the Climbing Works. It was a scramble format with 8 boulder problems and 2 hours to figure them out. Unfortunately, none of the squad members qualify to the final but finished with James 19th position in Male A category, Yumeya 20th position in Male Junior category, Maisie 19th position in Female A category and Laura 7th position in Female Junior category. On Sunday we went to The Foundry for the lead competition. Each competitor had to climb two routes in qualify round. None of the squad members qualify to the final but finished with Yumeya 11th position in Male Junior category, Maisie 17th position in Female A category and Laura 7th position in Female Junior category. After the first competition like this behind us we all have learned a lot and it’s time to train even harder. 

 

 

Posted by michal on 31st December 2013


Blog - Routesetting

Merry Christmas!

The setters are back from a trip to Font a few weeks ago and have brought back renewed psych and ideas from the forest (and a reminder of how bad all the footholds are..) So we headed outside and reset the top out boulder and slab with help from Liam and Gaz. Those of you that have been to Font will know what i mean when i say that every foothold in a climbing wall is a jug compared to climbing outside and after a week of falling of V2 and V3's we had to be careful not to undergrade everything when we came back. But its also important to keep fresh in the mind of the setters what the grades of these indoor blocs are actually based on. Next up the Monkey room, and its back to its usual self after the slightly thinner set for the opening round of Blokfest. Our guest setter Shaun has headed back to Austria and it was great to have him back for a few sets. Hopefully he will return again next year! HAW was reset next and a really good set that seems to be getting some great feedback. This week we have reset the Prow and on Thursday we will be resetting the Peggy Day. On Friday Track side will be up for a reset depending on what time the IRATA guys are finished. Setting will resume from Monday 6th January or possibly Friday 3rd depending on how much Turkey the setters eat.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted by Alex Lemel on 18th December 2013

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