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planetFear BLCC 2008 Results

Following the success of the 2007 BLCC held at the Blackpool Towers, last weekend the planetFear British lead Climbing Championships returned to Britain's most unusual climbing wall. Despite being subject to continual gale force winds howling down off Morecambe Bay, we saw two days of extremely impressive performances from Britain's top competition climbers and rock athletes.

Full report and photo essay on planetFear.com

Saturday Results:

Female Junior
1st Shauna Coxsey
2nd Kitty Wallace
3rd Rebbecca Hall

Male Junior
1st Jonathan Stocking
2nd Luke Tilley
3rd Ross Kirkland

Male Veteran
1st Nick Colton
2nd Ian Dunn
3rd Mike Watson

The Senior Finals - by Nick Colton

The senior female route was another powerfully steep route. Hannah Beresford was first out and set the standard before Audrey Seguy eventually managed to get just beyond her high point by the smallest of margins.

The senior male final was an immensely long route. In its lower part it consisted of the tufa route used in previous categories with a few key holds removed for good measure. It then continued to the very top of the steepest leg via a series of tenuous moves on small holds! The top three men reached the same point. However, Gareth Parry won on count back to retain his title.

Full result tables on the BMC website



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