Naomi Buys in the Battle of Britain at the DepotUKC News, 22 Dec 2010© Craig Bailey

On Saturday 11th December, eighteen months after opening its doors to the public, The Depot Climbing Centre in Leeds staged its first major, all day bouldering competition.An excellent turnout saw well over 100 competitors travel from all over the UK from as far South as Birmingham to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh in the North. The whole event benefited from a fun, party style atmosphere, with DJ „Dangerous Dave“ on the decks, homemade curry for all and Naylor's (a local brewer) Ale on tap.Categories including (both male and female) juniors, seniors and veterans were all well attended, spurred on by a hefty prize fund of £500 cash (provided byScarpa) to the winners as well as over £2500 worth of equipment prizes provided by event sponsorsOutdoor Research,Grivel,Tendon Ropes,Beta Climbing Designs,BleauStone,NIHIL,prAna,EvolvandMetolius.Qualifying ran from 11am to 5pm with competitors tackling 30 problems throughout the centre, ranging from V1 to the heady heights of V11. Juniors and Veterans were given their final rankings on this round alone whilst the Seniors went on to be separated out in a world cup format later in the evening.Some very impressive performances were on show in all categories with some excellent displays of strength, technique and downright doggedness.

The men's final at the Battle of Britain at the Depot in LeedsUKC News, 22 Dec 2010© Craig Bailey

ResultsSenior Male1.Gary Vincent2.Jordan Buys3.David BuchananSenior Female1. Anna Trybis2.Naomi Buys3.Zoe OgdenU12 Boys1.Johnny Cracknell2.Sam Mawson3.Liam GoodyearU12 Girls1.Emma Powell2. Eleanor Blackhouse3.Abbi Cooper3.Sorrel HarmsBoys 12-151.Will Buck2.Michael Hopkins3.Luke LeylandGirls 12-151.Ellie Cadwallador2.Ellie Rymer2.Megan PowellVeteran Males1.Aaron Tonks1.Nigel Hunt2.Pete Chadwick3.Jim MawsonVeteran Females1.Joanna Goorney2.Rebecca Marchewka3.Lucy PorterFull results are available from www.theclimbingdepot.comThe Depot Climbing Centre would like to thank everyone who made the event happen ? climbers, spectators, staff and sponsors ? and look forward to seeing you all again at next year's 'Battle of Britain'. Diesen Artikel inkl. Bilder auf UKClimbing.com anschauen