/ NEWS: First ever British Speed Climbing Championships
The inaugural British Speed Climbing Championships (BSCC's) will be held in conjunction with Britain's premier lead climbing competition which takes place at EICA over the weekend of 15-16th October 2011.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=64041
Man, that's last century. You had might as well be telling us Edward Whymper held the title in 1859.
Sounds p1sh. Its not even real climbing.
How hard are the routes - 6b, 7a, 7c? Do you get to practice on it first?
Excellent, after last time watching the pimply-faced-youths run up the speed wall in 8 seconds I felt sufficiently fat and useless to get me back into the gym... Bring on the weight loss!
Watching one mutant spider-child sprint up a 20m wall in 8 seconds is pretty cool. After about five minutes though you might as well watch a skipping DVD.
If you dont like speed climbing you dont need to partake or watch, to each their own.
However I am quite interested in how well Ed did at the world youth championships, hasn't seemed to have been much press but coming 2nd seems highly news/article worthy (especially as I'm pretty sure he's in the middle of a euro road trip and not specifically comp training). Could some one from the BMC or UKC throw something together please????
& thanks to UKC for the article, this is exactly the sort of thing i was hoping for.
Good to hear Graeme.
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