Emily and Edie’s Boulder360 Challenge

On the 23rd December 2015 me and my friend Edie plan to try to climb every single boulder problem in The Climbing Works to raise money for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.

Me and Edie upside down!
Edie (L) and Me (R)  upside down!

We know this is going to be really hard but we are both looking forward to trying it.  Please sponsor us on our BT Donate page here – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/boulder360

There are over 360 problems in the climbing works of varying grades from the greens to the blues.  Each circuit has this many problems :

Green (Font 2 – 3)  : 40
Red (Font 3 – 4)  : 40
Green and pink spotty (Font 4 – 5)  : 39
Pinkle (Font 5+)  : 38
Yellow (Font 5 – 6a)  : 40
Black (Font 6a – 6b)  : 40
Wasp (Font 6b – 6c)  : 40
Murple (Font 6c – 7a+)  : 30
White (Font 7a – 7b)  : 25
Blue (Font 7a+ – 7c)  : 30

Total climbs – 362

If we got to the top of every single one this would be over half a mile of straight up climbing!

Obviously though we don’t expect to be able climb every single problem, but we’re going to make sure we at least try them all.  We’ll also keep track of which ones we climb and which ones we don’t so we can add them up at the end.

The Sheffield Children’s Hospital means a lot to me as I was quite poorly with my eye when I was little and could have been really serious but the lovely doctors and nurses at the hospital made me better and were really kind to me.  They’ve also looked after my brother and lots of other poorly children from all over Sheffield, Yorkshire and even further away.

You can follow our progress on the day on my Twitter feed @EmilyTheClimber.

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