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COMPETITIONS

IFSC World Youth Championships 2016 starts this weekend in China

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04/11/2016

The annual IFSC World Youth Championships is back again and will attract hundreds of elite athletes from around the globe. The GB Climbing Team will be there in strength and we can't wait to see what our talented athletes can achieve! This year, they've headed to Guangzhou, China, to compete over 7-13 November.
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COMPETITIONS

Jim Pope wins Mitterdorf European Youth Cup for GB Team

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13/08/2015

The GB climbing teams have been claiming plenty of podiums on the comp circuit recently; the latest was scored by Jim Pope who won the European Youth Cup round held in Mitterdorf, Austria last weekend. It was the 16-year-old's first time on the podium. Jim, who rose to fame age 12 for climbing two E6s as his first trad routes, talks about what it's like to be a kid on the comp circuit, and current sport and trad goals.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Meet Jim Pope: British climbing's smallest big hope

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22/12/2014

When he was 12, one of his first trad routes was an E6. Now 15, he's won the Junior GB Lead Championships and climbed an 8b and an 8b+ this autumn. All, apparently, fuelled by kebabs. Just how has Jim Pope got so good? Time to find out.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

How best to coach younger climbers? The Castle's Ben Levey offers some insights

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02/09/2014

The Castle climbing centre in North London currently supply three members of the GB youth climbing team, and one recent graduate is now on the senior bouldering squad. BMC Regional Academy Coach Ben Levey reveals how he combines sports science with a humane approach to get the best out of his young athletes.
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COMPETITIONS

Pope earns first top ten finish in European competition

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31/07/2013

The best of British junior climbing was on show in Imst last weekend at the IFSC European Youth Championship (lead and speed climbing) with William Bosi and Jim Pope both achieving top ten positions. Hayley McKenna reports.
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