On Friday 25th July White Spider Climbing hosted the BMC Lead Youth Open 2014.
There was some fantastic climbing from all categories and some inspirational climbing from the finalists!
'The lead event on Friday was held on the relatively short walls of the White Spider, meaning that the routes were short and sharp and packed a real bouldery punch. The qualifiers produced really determined efforts from those that made the finals, with everyone giving it maximum effort in the heat.' – BMC
Routes where set by Yann Genoux and Mike Langley; Challenging in different ways and served up some great variety for the climbers .. and thrilling to watch!
Lead results: Official Competiton Results
1st Connor Byrne
2nd Ellis Butler Barker
3rd Buster Martin
1st Timo Zheng
2nd Jim Pope
3rd James Nugent
1st Cameron McLoughlin
2nd Dominic Vincent
3rd David Taylor
1st Oliver Graham
2nd Sam Bullock
3rd Nathan Whaley
1st Sarah Pashley
2nd Phoebe Nelson
3rd Naomi Tilley
1st Ellissa Bryant
2nd Olivia Corrigan
3rd Katie Williams
1st Hannah Slaney
2nd Rebecca Kinghorn
3rd Imogen Horrocks
1st Emily Phillips
2nd Kitty Morrison
3rd Pippa Watkin
The BMC Summer Lead Open Youth Event will be held on 25th July here at White Spider Climbing.
ONLINE ENTRY NOW OPEN – Closes midday Wednesday 23rd July!
This is a fun competition but also part of the selection process for the GB Junior Bouldering and Lead Teams.
'The BMC Open Youth Competitions are open to young climbers born between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 2002 and who are eligible to compete for Great Britain (ie hold a GB passport). Others may be invited at the discretion of the BMC.
Team managers from both the lead and bouldering teams will be looking at performances in these events as it will be used as part of the continuing monitoring process for the Great Britain Climbing Team. Consequently, these results will be considered – and will count – when selection for next year's GB team is is made.'
We look forward to seeing you there!
The White Spider Team
BMC Youth Climbing Series 2014 final at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
White Spider Climbing’s Performance Squad did amazingly well, yet again, for the first year of the squad!
Imogen and Libby placed 3rd, Chris 4th, Beth 5th and Tom 10th!
London & South East region won the National Team Trophy (again!) with the help of our 5 guys!!!
Congrats to all involved from all the team!
The White Spider Team,