News 2012

Title: Youth Climbing Series - UCD, Dublin
Date: 26/03/2012
Youth Climbing Series - UCD, Dublin

26 March 2012


The 2nd round of the Southern Series in the Youth Climbing Series took place at University College Dublin (UCD) over the weekend.
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37 competitors took part on what was, as ever at the YCS events, a fun friendly competitive day. It was fantastic with representitives from many areas in Dublin, including Winders Climbing Club, St. David's CBS and Westwood Clontarf (if you're interested in trying out climbing, make sure to get in touch with one of the clubs!). It was also great to see a very strong turn-out from Cork Youth Climbing Club, and some additional competitors from Evolution Climbing Club (Ganaway), Hot Rock and Northern Ireland Youth Climbing Team.
For a write-up of the day, make sure to check one of CYCC's member's reports, John Higgins.
With route setting from Eddie Cooper, Terry O'Connor, Connor O'Connor and Howard Hebblewaithe, there was a substantial collection of styles on both routes and boulder problems for the participants to try their best on. As ever, and what is always an inspiration at these events, all competitors were aiming to do their absolute best, but also gave as much support as possible to their fellow competitors and, by now, friends after multiple events together.

Everyone looked like they were climbing very well, showing fantastic movement and skills and I think a lot of parents were inspired themselves from what they were doing!

For a change there was no super final required in any round to break a tie but it was close, so close in some of them! By the end there was a lot of tired participants (And just as tired parents!).

With Basecamp's fantastic support (and possibly to much concern from some parent's), some prize winners left with Super Soakers and Frisbees! Lots of other gear from Petzl, DMM and Metolius were up for grabs too....


Female - Category E
1st: Clodagh Corbett

Female - Category D
3rd: Aoife McLain
2nd: Megan Corbett
1st: Hanna D'Aughton

Female - Category C
3rd: Anna Nelson
2nd: Sarah Hoare
1st: Eleanor Lawrence

Female - Category B
No competitors!?!??

Female - Category A
1st: Niamh Hebblewaithe



Male - Category E
3rd: Hugh O'Donnell
2nd: Ryan Burke
1st: Cormac D'Aughton
Male - Category D
3rd: Daragh Hoare
2nd: Sean Flynn
1st: Luke Egan

Male - Category C
3rd: Luke Hackett
2nd: Carson Carnduff
1st: Owen Flynn

Male - Category B
3rd: Jack Flynn
2nd: Jamie Rankin
1st: Dominic Burns

Male - Category A
3rd: David Cussen
2nd: Ciaran Scanlon
1st: Eoin Acton

As always, thanks again to all of the volunteers (route demonstrators, judges, belayers, chaperones, etc.) on the day for their fantastic support and work to run a brilliant day.

Thanks to UCD Sports Centre for allowing use of the centre, and Basecamp Ireland for their fantastic support with the prizes.

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