Battle of Britain at the Depot Reportby Dan Crossdale Nov/2011
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The competition witnessed 160 competitors who had 4 hours to make their attempts count. In the qualifiers there were 25 problems of all difficulties and each problem tested the competitors to the max. The format of the competition allowed the winner of the veterans and juniors categories to be decided by qualification results. The senior men and women however had to face four world cup style problems in a final showdown watched by hundreds of screaming spectators each gunning for the £500 grand prize!
The results of the Junior and Veteran categories are below:
The following climbers qualified for the Senior Male and Female finals:
As expected the finalists did not let the crowd down and every competitor held their own. The audience were witness to amazing feats of power and some radical displays of technical ability.
The final results are as follows:
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