Climbing Works Youth Climbers win Gold in Bristol

2 Jul 2015

Climbing Works Youth Climbers win Gold in Bristol

This weekend Bloc Climbing Centre in Bristol played host to the Junior British Bouldering Championships. The crowning event of the 2015 season attracted climbers from all over the UK as they bid for their individual Championship titles and also the opportunity to be crowned National Champion at the 3rd Cup round.

The competition saw Sheffield’s own Emily Hall in action hot off the back of a previous 1st place in Glasgow during Round 2. Emily currently climbs as part of the Climbing Works WADS group, a weekly class dedicated to the development of our talented climbers. A regular at both the Regional and national Youth Climbing series finals, Emily has been climbing with the WADS for a number of years and is a real character.

The Junior British Bouldering Cup is a 3 stage National Competition run by the British Mountaineering Council. Competitors tackle 8 qualifier blocs before the top climbers moving into a 3 bloc final in front of the crowd.

Emily has been working hard in recent weeks with her coaches at the Climbing Works and has been picking up form all season. Temperatures soared but Emily managed to hold her nerve, qualifying in joint 1st place. During the final the climbers attempted some tough boulders set by French route setter Yann Genoux. The heat was rising but Emily ground out a solid performance to finish in a respectable 6th place and an overall series ranking of 1st!  It is fantastic to see her climbing onto the top of the podium as National Cup winner for Youth C.

It was also a great day for a number of our former WADS climbers, Joe Czubkowski , Katherine McDougall and Izzie Hough also making finals in Bristol. Izzie also finished a great series in 1st place, she is now climbing independently at the centre as a Junior Member but is still actively involved with WADS popping back occasionally to help coach the next generation of super stars.

We would also like to wish Izzie all the best with her upcoming European international season as part of the GB Junior Bouldering Team.

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Emily topping her final problem   Emily with one of her coaches Tom Greenall