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  • Greater Manchester Schools Climbing Championships 2015

    The BMC Articles, Competitions Mar 3, 2015

    On Wednesday 25th March 2015 Rock Over Climbing will be hosting Manchester's first schools bouldering competition. The competition has provided a platform to introduce over 500 new pupils to climbing since the beginning of 2015 as part of Rock Over[…]

  • BUCS

    Jennifer Wood Climbing Mar 3, 2015

    January was a massive struggle this year and not just because my house in Sheffield doesn't warm up. My exams were super hard and it was a bit of a shock to have to put climbing aside for a while[…]

  • Rock

    Diane Merrick's Blog Feb 6, 2015

    After the 2014 World Cups, I got into the Peak Limestone. I discovered the delight of Rubicon first thing in the morning; the peaceful, cool next to the water before the heat of the day. The hook of moves at[…]

  • The Science of Achievement vs the Art of Fulfilment.

    Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Feb 5, 2015

    My gut feeling about 2014 was that it was a testing year in my climbing, but when I look at what I achieved one might wonder why. I climbed multiple V12s and my hardest sport route to date, an 8c.[…]

  • Sponsorship!

    Connor Byrne Feb 3, 2015

    In December I was amazed to find I had been awarded the Sheffield University Elite Sports Performance Scheme Level 2 Award, and The Catalyst Higher Education Accommodation Award.http://www.browzer.co.uk/shef/connor-byrne-wins-elite-sports-performance-award_8194I had applied for the Scholarships at Sheffield University when I started in[…]

  • New Year

    FRAN BROWN Jan 25, 2015

    My Sponsors the Arch Climbing Wall recently opened a whole new centre just around the corner from the biscuit factory. The new wall is really impressive with a massive variety of climbing surfaces and the return of a traverse wall[…]

  • Eiger Paraclimb 2015: Eiger Paraclimb 2015

    John Churcher Jan 22, 2015

    This is one of my projects for later this year. Different types of training to do. Should help my climbing as well.Eiger Paraclimb 2015: Eiger Paraclimb 2015: A small team of British climbers are tackling the West Flank Route to[…]

  • Support the GB Paraclimbing Team by enrolling in Crack School!

    The BMC Articles, Competitions Jan 21, 2015

    Following the success of last year’s events Wild Country are pleased to announce that they have again joined forces with the Wideboyz, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, to present another series of Crack School Masterclasses across the UK this spring.

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.