News 2019

Title:  Youth Climbing Series Grand Final
Date:  29/04/2019

The Youth Climbing Series Grand Final took place in Sheffield over the weekend. On Saturday the competition took place at the brand new bouldering venue - the Deopt Sheffield, and on Sunday the competiton took place at Awesome Walls Sheffield.

Across the weekend around two hundred and seventy young climbers from all over Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England  competed in a new format Grand Final to find the top climbers in both bouldering and routes.

On the Saturday two Mountaineering Ireland climbers qualifed into the final round of the bouldering: Matthew Murray in Male Youth C and Dylan Murray in Male Youth E. Both Matthew and Dylan climbed very well both scoring three tops and four zones.

On Sunday six climbers qualified for the final round: Bonita Thurston in Female B, Caelin Lenehan in Female C, Sean Henchion and Matthew Murray in Male C, Matthew Murray in Male E and Ilmur Jonsdottir in Female E. All six climbers performed really well, with Matthew doing enough to secure first overall in his category.

Thanks to the BMC for organising the competition and to the Depot Sheffield and Awesome Walls Sheffield for hosting the competition. 

Thanks to Great Outdoors for all the support throughout the Youth Climbing Series and fo supplying the hoodies and t-shirts for the team members.


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