Sunday 16 June 2013

British Final 15/06/2013

On the 15th of June I competed in the British youth climbing series 2013 held in EICA Ratho climbing centre.

At the competition my category had to climb a very hard blue bouldering problem I was very worried about it because some of the climbers in the group above me couldn't do it. After every climb I did I went back to the blue bouldering problem and planned how I was going to each move, what holds I was going to use and not going to use making sure I didn't make any mistakes and in all the spare time I had I was reading that hard problem. Finally the time came for me to try the blue I was chalking up and brushing all the slippery holds, I gripped the starting hold and pulled off the ground, at a medium speed I grabbed the next slopper hold matched it then skipped the pinch and placed my finger in the finger hole, with only two fingers in the hold shaking I managed to touch then grab the second last hold I was felt my heart  beating really fast so as soon as I had that second last hold straight away I went for that last hold  and  I got it! I was thrilled I couldn't have been happier with my performance!

After that I only had the  last  climb left but I slipped on the third hold from the top I thought I'd come second, It wasn't good enough for me, and I was disappointed until my name was called out first place! I was on top of the world, I didn't just get the glory I also won a 40m rope and a big trophy.

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