During the qualifiers the GB Climbing Team had performed really well with 6 climbers making the finals.
The final was held on Sunday morning and I went into isolation. I wasn't as nervous as on the Saturday as it was my first final and I just wanted to climb well. When we viewed our route I thought it looked like a very crimpy and powerful route. I was climbing 4th and came out to loud cheers from the crowd. I climbed really strongly and managed to go past the first lower off, before my heel slipped off a sloper and I fell. I later found out that the route was graded 8a to the first lower-off - I am very pleased to have onsighted 8a!
|on the Final route|
After the finals I had moved up into 6th place. I am delighted with this result at my first EYC.