The big news is that I have another sponsor and it’s ROKT Climbing Gym. ROKT is a new facility in Brighouse and it is my local wall. It’s great already but the plans they have for development are nothing short of amazing. There is going to be bouldering there, the like of which has never been seen before. " The Penthouse" it's going to be awesome. The roped climbing is also very impressive.On top of that they are about to start building an indoor Parkour area and there’s nothing like that in the UK. Parkour is one of my other sports, and it helps with strength and agility for climbing. I cannot wait!
Click on the link to see a video of Ian Vickers setting the comp wall at ROKT, including the “roktagon bauble” and then me climbing on it afterwards.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank Ben Meeks and Martin Smith at City Bloc for all they have done for me as a junior climber and I hope that we will remain good friends in the years to come.
Lakeland climbing wall was the location for the first team training. I had never been there before and didn’t know what to expect. It was quite an interesting place with a cool matted route wall for training stamina. It was all good fun and we practiced different methods for training strength.
The second team training was at The Climbing Works and I met a few more members of the team.We set off climbing a set of powerful comp style problems followed by a power training workshop, and then metthe team sponsor, 5 Finger Thing who provides us with GB Team Kit.
I am now currently in a power phase and getting in the training room at ROKT quite often. This room is provingreally useful, as up until now; the nearest proper training room to me is in Leeds. There is a great set of hard problems and other training facilities for me to use.
Everything’s going well with Scarpa at the moment; I just got a new pair of instinct slippers down another size, they’re great!
Comps also are going well and I am currently leading the Boulder Leeds and Climbing Works Boulder League overall after the first three rounds of each. I am still classed as a junior at the Climbing Works so that looks especially good. I am also currently second in the Northern Indoor Boulder League.