BBCs: Cliffhanger and senior results

Posted by Nick Colton on 14/07/2007
Senior BBC winners 2007

Saturday 14th July was the day of the senior British Bouldering Championships. This year it was held at Grave's Park in Sheffield as part of the Cliffhanger outdoors event.

Despite Friday’s rain threatening to ruin the competition the first day of Cliffhanger eventually turned out to be dry and sunny. 

There were good crowds to watch the events and a record turnout of competitors - 22 senior females and 59 senior males!

The eventual winner in the senior female event was Katy Whittaker and in the senior males Gareth Parry. 

After her win Katie Whittaker said: “I'm so pleased. I really wasn’t expecting it at all. There were loads of good competitors and the problems were brilliant. I'd say they were the best problems I’ve ever had in a competition”.

Gaz Parry said  “The final was awesome! But thank god it’s over! I won in Interlaken and was feeling strong today but you can never be sure what will happen on the day as the competitors are all really good. To have that big a crowd at a British championship is absolutely amazing. The sound of the cheer for the first flash was fantastic. We’ve been talking about having the championships as a one-off event for a while and it’s brilliant that it's attracted more people to see it."  One spectator was even heard to call Gaz a true machine!

But the day wasn't over with the BBCs.  There was also a dyno competition - and the world record broken by Skyler Weekes.  He's an American aged 22, from Denver Colorado.  He came over especially to attempt the dyno world record and he jumped a massive 2.625m to beat the previous record. 

Prizes were presented by Alan Hinkes and his grandson - see the photo.  The finalists are ranked below:

Senior Females
1. Katy Whittaker
2. Leah Crane
3. Diane Merrick
4. Suzan Dudink
5. Naomi Buys
6. Rachel Seymour
7. Audrey Seguy
8. Raelene Cowie

Senior Males
1. Gareth Parry
2. Stewart Watson
3. Dan Bradley
4. Jordan Buys
5. Dave Barrans
6. Ryan Pasquill
7. Mark Croxall
8. Steve McClure

Full Results are here

Results of the Junior BBC held the next day are here.

For more info on the Cliffhanger event see here.


« Back

Post a comment Print this article

This article has been read 1670 times

TAGS

Click on the tags to explore more

LINKS

Cliffhanger website

RELATED ARTICLES

BMC/MCofS Junior Boulder Cup - Round 2 - Entry now live
11
BMC/MCofS Junior Boulder Cup - Round 2 - Entry now live

The second round of the 2015 BMC/MCofS Junior Boulder Cup will take place on the 6 June at The Climbing Academy Glasgow - this event will be run by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.
Read more »

New year, new competition, new sponsor for GB Bouldering Team
1
New year, new competition, new sponsor for GB Bouldering Team

Next month’s Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show will showcase a new competition and sponsor for the GB Bouldering Team, and you can join in the fun with an open event and coaching sessions.
Read more »

Junior Boulder Cup - Round 1 - Results & GB Junior Boulder Team Announcement
0
Junior Boulder Cup - Round 1 - Results & GB Junior Boulder Team Announcement

The first round of the Junior Boulder Cup 2015 took place on Sunday 7 December 2014 with almost 200 competitors taking part. The GB Junior Boulder Team management met straight after to select the team that will represent GB for the 2015 season.
Read more »

Post a Comment
Posting as Anonymous Community Standards
3000 characters remaining
Submit
Your comment has been posted below, click here to view it
Comments are currently on | Turn off comments
0

There are currently no comments, why not add your own?

RELATED ARTICLES

BMC/MCofS Junior Boulder Cup - Round 2 - Entry now live
11

The second round of the 2015 BMC/MCofS Junior Boulder Cup will take place on the 6 June at The Climbing Academy Glasgow - this event will be run by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.
Read more »

New year, new competition, new sponsor for GB Bouldering Team
1

Next month’s Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show will showcase a new competition and sponsor for the GB Bouldering Team, and you can join in the fun with an open event and coaching sessions.
Read more »

Junior Boulder Cup - Round 1 - Results & GB Junior Boulder Team Announcement
0

The first round of the Junior Boulder Cup 2015 took place on Sunday 7 December 2014 with almost 200 competitors taking part. The GB Junior Boulder Team management met straight after to select the team that will represent GB for the 2015 season.
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 70,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £15.72.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »