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Pre-YCS Training Day

posted 21 Jan 2013, 14:44 by john murphy

CYCC climbers took part in a Youth Climbing Series (YCS) talent development day in Awesome Walls Dublin on Sunday January 20th. Organised by Mountaineering Ireland the purpose of the day was to prepare competitors for the 2013 Youth Climbing Series. 

The training was provided by dedicated coaches: National Coach Eddie Cooper, Winders Climbing Club Coach Terry O'Connor, Mountaineering Ireland's Talent Development Officer Neal McQuaid and and CYCC's own coach Damien O'Sullivan.

The young climbers were divided into their respective categories ensuring that they got to try routes and boulder problems appropriate to their grade. The aim of the day was to simulate a proper YCS day in a big wall environment with boulder boulders in the morning and routes in the afternoon.

Close to thirty young climbers took part in the training ranging from 7 years of age to the world bouldering champion Dom Burns! It was a great opportunity for young climbers across Ireland to meet in a relaxed environment and supported by great coaches.  

Many thanks to Eddie, Terry, Damien and Neal for supporting the kids throughout the day and thanks to Dave Ayton and the team in Awesome Walls for making the kids feel welcome.