The Castle ran its first Open Junior Bouldering Event on Saturday, 16th of May 2015 for young climbers aged 8 to 14. The event was held in the Loft with 4 categories competing on 10 blocs set specially for them. Many of the climbers were hoping for a place on the Castle's Climbing Academy next autumn- the first step towards a place on the elite Comp Squad. Castle Coaches and Junior Coaches were present offering advice and support to the young climbers.
The Coaches are now reviewing videos and invitations to the Academy will be sent out in June.
Many thanks to everyone who made this event happen:
Head Coach/Event Organiser: Juan Avendano
Head setter: Mike Langley
Additional setters: Kornelija Howick
Coaches: Ben Levey, Gordon Wright, Jamie Ashman
Junior Coaches: Sam Roberts, Grace Spence-Green, Zoe Ramsden
Comp Squad support: Yasmin Roberts, Eugenie Lee, Jim Pope
Geckos support: Stephen Skinner