Young Climbers Festival 2010 Report

8 Sep 2010 11:39

On Thursday 26th August, The Climbing Works held its 2nd Young Climbers Festival, an event to mark the end of the holidays and to thank all those who participate in our regular kids clubs or holiday courses.

It all kicked off at 9.30am with the young climbers, all aged between 7 - 15, getting motivated and warmed up with fun games and challenges.

The 40 competitors were then split off into age groups and had a maximum of 4 attempts to
complete 10 - 15 climbs selected from the new green and pink spotty circuit set earlier in the week by David, Claire and Michelle.

The problems ranged from Font 3 - 6C and included a mini dyno, technical slabs and tricky arêtes. Points were awarded for the least amount of attempts taken on each problem, and spot prizes given for dramatic falls, encouragement given and best attempts.



Ozzy giving some helpful beta on a tricky arete problem


The main emphasis of the day was to have as much fun as possible; all the young climbers had awesome attitudes towards the event and supported fellow competitors with lots of cheering and helpful beta. The instructors were also very impressed with the climbing skills, problem solving and perseverance shown by every single competitor.

By 12pm everyone had completed their climbs, scores were counted, certificates were written and prizes and medals were handed out to the top 3 climbers from each group. Everyone went home happy and tired!


Competitors in their YCF tees


Happy winners with their medals and prizes


The Climbing Works instructors

Thank you to all the young climbers that made the YCF 2010 a big success. Also big thanks to all theinstructors who helped out, the route setting team and our sponsors, Moon Climbing for supplying the prizes, and 5 Finger Thing for supplying the YCF T-shirts.

Moon logo


If you think your kids would be keen on climbing or partaking in next years Young Climbers
Festival, make sure to keep an eye on and our blog for the latest information.