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Latest BMC comps news and team blogs

  • British Lead Climbing Championship October 2014, Awesome Walls, Sheffield

    Rebecca Kinghorn Oct 29, 2014

    Saturday 4th of October and Youth B saw the usual suspects entering the BLCC’s to win the title of British Champion. 20 competitors climbed the first 2 qualifying routes, where 9 (including me) topped both routes to all qualify to[…]

  • The Fall youth competition at Leeds Wall

    The BMC Articles, Competitions Oct 29, 2014

    The Fall Competition is happening again on Sunday 16 November at The Leeds Wall. Now in its fourth year, it’s a fun and friendly event for young climbers aged 8-17 years, which this year promises to be even bigger and[…]

  • BMC Junior Lead and Boulder Cups: 29 Nov & 7 Dec

    The BMC Articles, Competitions Oct 27, 2014

    The last comps of the season are almost here with some changes for these events for 2015. The first round of the new BMC/MCofS Junior Lead Cup will be held at Awesome Walls Sheffield on 29 Nov, with the first[…]

  • Momentum Magazine

    FRAN BROWN Oct 22, 2014

    Momentum magazine recently featured a biographical piece on me. I even made the cover! Check it out here:

  • Fontainebleau

    FRAN BROWN Oct 22, 2014

    A couple of weeks ago It was my 30th birthday, so to celebrate, (or should that be commiserate), I hired the boulder bus and along with 13 friends headed to Font for a weekends bouldering. The weather was spectacular all[…]

  • Crag X Support

    Gracie Martin Oct 20, 2014

    Over the past few weeks I have secured a deal with Crag X, a local climbing shop, based in Sheffield.  They have always been super friendly, and so to have them on board is brilliant!  All the staff are really[…]

  • European and WorldJunior Competitions 2014

    Rebecca Kinghorn Oct 18, 2014

    After a very stressful, busy few months from March to May revising for my National 5 exams and training for the two European Youth Comps in June in Edinburgh and Imst, I was relieved, happy, thrilled and more to have[…]

  • The ups and the downs

    Alex Waterhouse Climbing Oct 17, 2014

    I’ve had a tough one in the last few months. After finishing last year on a high with a 5thplace in the Norway EYC, I was psyched for this year. I was in the first year of A in Norway,[…]

Laurence Dare

Age in 2013: 14 years old.

Best competition result: BMC Paraclimbing Series winner 2013 in Autism category.

Disability - Autistic spectrum disorder and learning difficulties.

Why do you climb: Climbing is exciting, fun and amazing. It makes me feel happy and is something I can do well.

Influences: I only started climbing in November 2012. Tom Hudson my High Sports instructor is an amazing guy. He puts a lot of effort into helping me with my climbing. He also encouraged me to enter the BMC Paraclimbiing competitions.

Aims and ambitions: My aim is to improve my climbing and do the most difficult walls. I also would like to win lots of competitions.