I’m 18 years old and I stumbled across climbing in April 2011 and was instantly hooked and knew this was the sport for me! My main focus is outdoor sport climbing although I do like some boulders too. I enjoy competing in both bouldering and sport climbing competitions as often as possible, I usually prefer nationals as I enjoy the pressure that you feel in competitions and everything that can be learnt when competing. 5 months after I started climbing I managed to tick Font 7c/V9, 14 months came my first Font 7c+/V10 and then 16 months was Font 8a/V11! After 7 months I came very close to ticking ‘Snatch’ Font 8a/V11 at Stanage Plantation but sadly didn’t return to finish it.
For the past year I have really focussed on improving my sport climbing ability. I did my first 8c in July 2014 and then managed to onsight my first 8b’s in the same month.