Exeter Deep Water Solo Competitionby Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH Sep/2014
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The location was perfect as the Quay Climbing Centre is situated next to a canal basin where the Entre-Prises wall had been constructed then moved out on a floating pontoon. There was a fantastic turn out to watch the event with a helping hand from particularly good weather on the Sunday.
The wall was 7m tall and 3m overhanging and, although not that high by typical DWS standards, it meant the setters could add some pretty wild/entertaining moves and not worry too much about the consequences. Chris Cubitt's, head-first, splash down from the last hold on problem 1 in the semi-final was one of the most spectacular (opposite).
Team Scarpa's Michaela Tracey continued her current good form after winning the BBC's this year to take first place in the women's with DMM's Liam Hasley taking the closely fought men's top spot.
|Open Male||Under 16 Females||Under 16 Male|
|1st Michaela Tracey||1st Liam Hasley||1st Hannah Slaney||1st Jim Pope|
|2nd Sierra Blair Coyle||2nd Matt Cousins||2nd Eugenie Lee||2nd Tommy Matthews|
|3rd Emma Twyford||3rd Nathan Phillips||3rd Kitty Morrison||3rd Dominic Vincent|
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