On Friday 29th November the first Bouldering competition of the winter season got underway at Calshot.
The 12 & under category had an emphatic winner with James Bateman getting a maximum score in under 20 minutes. James started his climbing career at one of Calshot’s junior clubs and has recently finished 13th in a European event.
The 13-16 age category was a much closer affair with Sam Furneaux just pipping Calshot Climbing squad member Daniel Sanderson to 1st place.
Lisa Williams took the easy win in an under-represented women’s category. We would love to see more ladies at the next even, making for a stronger competition in this category.
Alex Langshaw won the men’s easy category by the tightest of margins over Graham Smith; a mere three points separated them after the 15th boulder problem.
Finally in the Mens’s hard category Tiles Barn's very own Jethro Hepworth was pushed all the way to the finish by Anthony Johnson with just four points separating them.
We offer our congratulations to all of Friday's winners and would like to say a big "thank you" to Cotswold Outdoor Southampton for providing the prizes.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our next event.
Category – 12 & Under
Category – 13 -16s
Category – Women’s
Category – Men’s Easy
Category – Men’s Hard