Monday, April 15, 2013

Swedish Youth Championship

This weekend I competed in the Swedish Junior Championships in lead climbing. On Saturday I arrived at the arena feeling excited to meet my friends again and to do my best in the competition.

The qualification went well; I topped both routes, and I shared first place with Hannes Puman (who achieve an amazing 2nd place at the Youth World Championship last year). In the final I kept my nerves well together; I climbed well and efficiently up to a couple of moves below the top. Then a miscalculation caused me to fall off. Hannes won gold and I got the silver medal; a result I am extremely pleased with!

A big thanks to all those who made this competition possible!

Sunday involved a short and sunny visit to ├Ârnberget, my old home-crag in stockholm, with my friend Olle (who got the bronze), before it was time to head back home to london.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Santa Linya, Spain

During the first three days it was just my dad and me but later our friends from Sweden joined us. It was a really fun trip with a lot of laughter, climbing and good weather for most of the time.

Getting excited by all cool routes

I returned home pleased, as it felt like my climbing had started to improve again. I did two 8a and two 7c+ and my body was able to handle multiple days of climbing. The rest of the group also climbed very well: Scott sending La Fabelita 8c, Olle doing his first 7c+ abroad and Peter showing extreme determination on his project that he most likely would have climbed if illness had not stopped him. Another highlight was to see Magnus Mitboe getting really close on his 9b project.

Hopefully it won’t be too long until I can return to the amazing rock walls that Spain has to offer!!