VIDEO: British Bouldering Championships - Winners

by Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com Jul/2009
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+Leah Crane, Women's Winner. © Keith Sharples, 175 kbLeah Crane, Women's Winner. © Keith Sharples
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+Ned Feehally, Men's Winner. © Keith Sharples, 159 kbNed Feehally, Men's Winner. © Keith Sharples
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Leah Crane and Ned Feehally won the British Mountaineering Council's British Bouldering Championships at the Cliffhanger event at Millhouses Park, Sheffield this weekend.

It was a close call, coming down to the final problem in both the Senior events, with Katy Whittaker (second) and Diane Merrick (third) both putting in very strong performances. In the Male Senior event Dave Barrans, who came third in the Bouldering World Championship at Xining, Quighai China last week, faltered on a long reach on his final problem which Ned Feehally then needed to complete to win the title. Feehally got the problem second go and retained his title as British Bouldering Champion that he won last year : see video below for the winning ascent.

Gaz Parry got third place.

+The route setting team of Andy Long, Jason Pickles, Jamie Cassidy, Ian Vickers and Percy Bishton. © Mick Ryan, 84 kbThe route setting team of Andy Long, Jason Pickles, Jamie Cassidy, Ian Vickers and Percy Bishton. © Mick Ryan
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In the Junior British Bouldering Championships held on Saturday, Shauna Coxsey and Jonathan Stocking retained their national junior titles, with Kitty Wallace taking second place and Suzie Zitter placing third; and Jonathan Field taking second and Nathan Phillips third in the Junior Males.

Dyno Record

Skyler Weekes who had travelled all the way from Colorado has apparently set a new Dyno Record with a massive jump of 2.825m. This has yet to be confirmed but he did beat the previous record, 2.80m set a few weeks ago by Dutch climber Nicky de Leeuw at the Eindhoven World Cup.

Full Dyno report by Matt Heason: cliff-hanger.co.uk/news.

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Dyno Champ, Skyler Weekes nailing a new world record of 2.825m
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Thanks to Keith Sharples for the photographs, see more at blog.keithsharplesphotography.co.uk

Full results at the BMC later today.

Want to know the ins and outs of the BBC and how it is run, go to: BMC British Bouldering Championships Article

The British Lead Climbing Championships will take place next weekend, 18-19 July, at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Ratho on their new International Standard Competition Wall.

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A good crowd at the BMC Bouldering Championships. © Mick Ryan
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+Dave Barrans, Ned Feehally and Gaz Parry on the podium at the BMC Bouldering Championships. © Mick Ryan, 52 kbDave Barrans, Ned Feehally and Gaz Parry on the podium at the BMC Bouldering Championships. © Mick Ryan
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+Katy Whittaker, Leah Crane and Diane Merrick on the podium at the BMC Bouldering Championships. © Mick Ryan, 55 kbKaty Whittaker, Leah Crane and Diane Merrick on the podium at the BMC Bouldering Championships. © Mick Ryan
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