Yesterday on the 28th of January I competed in the first round of the YCS. The YCS is made up of three rounds and an eventual national final in Edinburgh. To qualify for the national final you must place in the top three on average over all three rounds.
I started the day by reading my routes and boulders whilst chatting to some of my friends who were also competing. I thought that all of the routes looked hard but do-able and the boulders looked equally as hard but more within my ability.
I would really like 2017 to be an amazing year for my climbing progress and I have decided to make five new years resolutions to help me improve.
#1- Blog Every Sunday
Even though this is not a climbing goal, it is something I would love to do in the new year as I really enjoy writing these blogs and, hopefully, it would partly motivate me to train so that I have even more to blog about.
On Sunday I went to the BMC’s Open Youth bouldering event at The Climbing Works, which is my local climbing centre and where I train the most! I was a bit nervous as this was my first event in where I was competing in my 2016 category of “B”, which is for children born in 2001 and 2002.