Craggy Youth Team and regulars impress at Nationals! – Craggy Island
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Craggy Youth Team and regulars impress at Nationals!

Last weekend saw the Final of the British Lead Climbing Championships in Sheffield!

Craggy Youth Team members Matilda Collins and Joshua Bruyns were competing in categories Youth C Female and Youth B Male and regular Craggy climbers Peter Wycislik, Karin Bradbury and Toby Roberts were competing in Male Open, Female Veteran and Youth C Boys.

The event has the competitors climbing 2 Qualification routes on the Saturday and then the top few from each category going through to the Finals on Sunday to compete on an even harder climb.

In Qualification, Joshua Bruyns placed 15th and Peter Wycislik placed 21st – not ranking them high enough to make Sunday’s Finals. Matilda Collins qualified in 2nd place, Karin Bradbury in 4th place and Toby Roberts in joint 1st place. All making it through and looking forward to competing again the following day.

Finals came around and all of our climbers either improved on or maintained their ranking from Qualification – big congratulations to all of you!

Toby Roberts – 1st Place, Youth C Boys
Matilda Collins – 2nd Place, Youth C Girls
Karin Bradbury – 2nd Place, Veteran Female

Matilda Collins also won the Overall title in her age group which has seen her consistently podium’ing at all of the events so an extra big well done to Matilda!

Toby Roberts also competed in the Speed element of the competition, taking a very respectable 15th place in that event as well.

A full write-up and results can be found on the British Mountaineering Council’s website here.

Here’s a video that Toby’s dad put together from his weekend of competing: