After a long break and following on from the success of the British Bouldering Championships, the British Lead and Paraclimbing Championships returned this weekend!
Saturday saw over 100 Youth competitors, including some international guests from Ireland, the Netherlands and Poland, descend on the Westway Climbing Centre in London, to battle it out to be crowned British Lead Climbing Champion.
With routes set by our National Route setting team, Gavin Symonds, Ben West, Andy Long, Max Ayrton and Mikey Cleverdon, led by Chief Yann Genoux, the stage was set.
The future of British Climbing is looking very bright, with some strong performances across all categories.
On Sunday it was the turn of the Seniors and Paraclimbers to test themselves against the delights that the setting team had created. Over 50 Seniors and over 20 Paraclimbers battled it out to be crowned British Champions.
WATCH: Live stream Catch Up: Youth competitors
If you missed all the action, you can rewatch the livestreams here:
WATCH: Live stream Catch Up: Senior and Paraclimbing
Youth A, B, C and Senior
Thanks to all the at Staff at the Westway, all the crucial volunteer judges and belayers, Mark Alderson for keeping scores, Scott Forsyth for his role as Jury President and the Route setting team for creating the fabulous test pieces for the competitors.
1st: Fae MacDougall, 2nd Esmee Bonsen, 3rd Lily Hammond
1st Lucy Garlick, 2nd Caelin Lenehan, 3rd Lily Kinnersley
1st Maya Patel, 2nd Willow Petrobelli, 3rd Tilly Vasic
1st Tom Steele, 2nd Oliver Knox-Renshaw, 3rd Sam Weatherstone
1st Rhys Conlon, 2nd Kai Main, 3rd Luca Martins
1st Jamie Jenkins, 2nd Tom Healy, 3rd Oscar Phillips
1st Sophie Boyd, 2nd Anna Knight, 3rd Anita Aggarwal
1st Bella Walsh, 2nd Joana Calado
1st Anna Foo
1st Josie Searle, 2nd Rebecca Gilchrist, 3rd Cambell Plant
1st Peter McCarthy, 2nd Luke Jamieson, 3rd Laurence Morgan
1st Luke Smith, 2nd Adam Smith, 3rd Matt White
1st Richard Slocock
1st Sebastian Musson, 2nd James Rudge
1st Zoe Peetermans, 2nd Hannah Slaney, 3rd Joanna Neame
1st Jack MacDougall, 2nd Jim Pope, 3rd Sam Butterworth
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