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Success for Tranent Climbing Club

Tranent’s Forester Park Climbing Club were celebrating last month following the successes achieved by its young climbers at the Scotland South qualifiers of the Youth Climbing Series Competitions organised by Climb Scotland.

The events, which have taken place in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow over the last couple of months invited young climbers aged between 7 – 16 years to attempt boulder problems and routes, with the top 3 climbers in each age category qualifying to compete in the British Final which will be held on 23rd April at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena.

The latest series were held at the Glasgow Climbing Centre on 19th March, where the following Tranent young-stars did incredibly well:

  • Duncan Riley came 3rd in the 12-14 year old boys and 3rd overall from Scotland South meaning he goes forward to the British Final competing against others in his age group from across the county.
  • Beth Lowrie Burns came 3rd in the 9-11 year old category

The Climbing Club was also in attendance at a fun bouldering competition organised by the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho at which Daniel Steedman came 3rd in the 13-16 year old Boys Category and Debbie Riley, one of the Forester Park Climbing Wall’s Coaches, also came away with the prize of first place in the ladies veteran competition.

All of the participants which attended both events have come through enjoyleisure’s recreational climbing classes, which are held weekly at Tranent’s indoor Climbing Wall at Foresters Park Pavilion. Tranent Service Manager, Kim McGeary comments; “We’re so proud of our young climbers. What they have achieved is truly a testament to their dedication and enjoyment of the sport; as well as the commitment of their coaches. Over the past year we’ve seen a great increase in interest in the Climbing Wall. With successes like this to we hope to encourage more people, both children and adults to check out the climbing wall, and see if they too can reach new heights!”

Forester Park Climbing Wall offers coached climbing sessions for both children aged 8+ and adults as well as casual open climbing sessions. 

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