VIDEO: Drew Haigh: British Lead Competition Champion

by Mick Ryan - Jul/2009
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BMC Junior Climbing Team, 30 kbWhen Drew Haigh started climbing he had three main ambitions: to onsight 8a, to redpoint 8c and to become the British Lead Competition champion.

So far he's onsighted around 120 8a sport climbs, a few weeks ago he climbed a stout 8b+ and 8c looks on the cards quite soon, then last weekend at the BMC British Lead Climbing Championships held at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena near Ratho in Scotland, Drew Haigh became British Lead Competition champion.

A big congratulations to Drew and to Natalie Berry who won the woman's senior competition, Kitty Wallace who won the female juniors and Jonathan Stocking who won the male juniors; indeed to everyone who took part, helped organise and support the event. Full results below.

Drew Haigh of in the BLCC finals 2009 from drew haigh on Vimeo.


"The weather outside may have been pouring down with rain but inside the climbing arena the sun was, metaphorically speaking, shining brightly and we were treated to stunning climbing displays.

For the first time ever there were more female than male competitors with 27 girls taking part......."
Full results and reports at BMC Competitions page

BMC British Lead Climbing Championships 2009

Female Senior
1. Natalie Berry
2. Michaela Tracy
3. Rebecca Hall

Male Senior
1. Drew Haigh
2. James Garden
3. Adrian Baxter

Female Juniors
1. Kitty Wallace
2. Shauna Coxsey
3. Suzie Zitter

Male Juniors
1. Jonathan Stocking
2. Alon Gurman
3. Luke Tilley

Male Veterans
1. Mike Smith
2. Eddie Cooper
3. Nick Colton

Edelrid Speed Climbing Competition Results

Female Juniors
1. Jaime Davison
2. Emily Winterhalder
3. Eleanor Hopkins

Male Juniors
1. Jonathan Stocking
2. Jonathan Field
3. Robert Stuart Patterson

BMC Junior Climbing Team
Junior Male Winners: 1. Jonathan Stocking 2. Alon Gurman 3. Luke Tilley
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