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Title: Effort Yoof!
Post by: tomtom on October 27, 2014, 10:48:18 am
The thread for significant climbing achievements by those under 18
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: tomtom on October 27, 2014, 10:49:01 am
Well done to Jim Pope on Mecca yesterday:

http://youtu.be/KviFxMra6tg (http://youtu.be/KviFxMra6tg)
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: kelvin on October 27, 2014, 12:38:59 pm
Nice one by young Jimmy there.
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Post by: Nibile on October 27, 2014, 01:33:28 pm
Imagine the title: "Pope crushes Mecca". Third WW?
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Post by: haydn jones on October 27, 2014, 01:47:57 pm
holy shit the way he climbs that could be so much smoother, which just means he's probably carrying 8c/+ in him he just needs to get on them!

that video was so cool to watch just him using raw power to get him self through it!
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Sloper on October 27, 2014, 03:21:14 pm
Imagine the title: "Pope crushes Mecca". Third WW?

Papa plays bingo? (what a name for a route by the way0
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: r-man on October 27, 2014, 03:43:17 pm
Great vid.
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Post by: Doylo on October 27, 2014, 03:51:17 pm
Donnellys 17 year record finally broken
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Post by: Kingy on October 27, 2014, 07:01:51 pm
Sick chalking up of the RH off the next to last crimp!  :o
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Luke Owens on October 27, 2014, 11:16:55 pm
Strong lad, loved the shout from the belay "Keep going!... got any draws?"
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Post by: Yoof on October 28, 2014, 08:33:02 am
Thanks! ;)

How do you change your username? I'm getting on now.
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Post by: lagerstarfish on October 28, 2014, 08:54:00 am
that's a good way to start half-term

 :2thumbsup:
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Post by: habrich on October 28, 2014, 02:56:33 pm
Thanks! ;)

How do you change your username? I'm getting on now.

 :)

Profile > Account Settings
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Yoof on October 29, 2014, 02:22:47 pm

 :)

Profile > Account Settings

Yeah I was trying that, doesn't seem to want to play ball...
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: habrich on October 29, 2014, 02:56:58 pm
It's "name" you can change, not "username". It will have the desired effect.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: SA Chris on November 11, 2014, 04:16:10 pm
Guess this fits here; Just do i(g)t at 15.

http://www.dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/drew-ruana-sends-just-do-it-514c (http://www.dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/drew-ruana-sends-just-do-it-514c)


Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Nibile on November 12, 2014, 08:45:47 am
Ahahahah! Just Do It getting repeats by second grade mini wads, and Hubble spitting off all the world's best pros. Where's your fucking god now, Jibé.
 :dance1:
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: tomtom on November 12, 2014, 08:52:24 am
Ahahahah! Just Do It getting repeats by second grade mini wads, and Hubble spitting off all the world's best pros. Where's your fucking god now, Jibé.
 :dance1:

:D
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: T_B on February 19, 2015, 12:37:28 pm
10-year old Josh Ibbotson has done an F8a.

https://www.facebook.com/borealuk (https://www.facebook.com/borealuk)

Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Johnny Brown on February 19, 2015, 01:36:43 pm
Amazing. Word is he's not too shoddy on the grit boulders either. To be honest I'm hoping for a bit longer than that before Jacob starts burning me off!
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: T_B on February 19, 2015, 01:49:57 pm
Yeah to think I got into climbing at age 11 and used to consider that young! It almost seems weird now that there were so few climbing kids 20-30 years ago.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: PipeSmoke on February 19, 2015, 02:23:20 pm
I sadly didn't discover climbing till the ripe old ago of 18, I'm envious of all those years in my youth that are lets face it , are wasted not climbing  :'(
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: tomtom on February 19, 2015, 05:07:40 pm
I sadly didn't discover climbing till the ripe old ago of 18, I'm envious of all those years in my youth that are lets face it , are wasted not climbing  :'(

I didnt start until I was 22... Which on reflection was probably a good thing - I think I'd have got fed up with it if I'd done it as a yoof...

That said, my later in life climbing career (cough cough) had its seeds firmly sowed back in the late 70's... On wet walking hols in N.Wales I remember nursing a pint mug of hot chocolate in Petes looking over in awe/bewilderment at a large table of climbers talking away in the corner... something about their enthusiasm/manner/scruffiness/didntgiveashitness about them inspired me in later life...

And a plate of cheesy chips of course :)
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: slackline on February 19, 2015, 05:35:11 pm
I didnt start until I was 22...

(http://www.v12outdoor.com/shopimages/products/normal/Snap-Wrap-Crashpad.jpg)
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Nibile on February 19, 2015, 06:43:17 pm
"deus"?
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Post by: Doylo on February 19, 2015, 06:55:06 pm
They're getting younger and younger. Hope he sticks with it, will be a proper monster when he's older if he does. I had all the opportunity to get into it at a young age with my dad being a climber but annoyingly I didn't get the bug until I was 16/17. Gutted I missed those important early years of tendon strengthening.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Johnny Brown on February 19, 2015, 07:36:29 pm
I started when I was 9, but I spent the first six years climbing mountain VDiffs in big boots. Occasionally our paths would cross a team climbing HVS or E1, and my Dad would shake his head in disbelief - 'lunatics!'
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Oldmanmatt on February 19, 2015, 08:56:55 pm

I started when I was 9, but I spent the first six years climbing mountain VDiffs in big boots. Occasionally our paths would cross a team climbing HVS or E1, and my Dad would shake his head in disbelief - 'lunatics!'
Sameish, but a year earlier.
But it was all big boots (Millets cheapest leather tanks) and Army surplus, until my late teens.
Loads of fingertip doorframe pull ups, mind and then a baptism of fire on routes like Eroica and Darkenbad.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: SA Chris on February 20, 2015, 10:01:05 am
Gutted I missed those important early years of tendon strengthening injuring.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: SA Chris on February 20, 2015, 10:01:32 am
"deus"?

Yes, he thinks he's a god.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: andy_e on February 20, 2015, 10:03:35 am
Occasionally our paths would cross a team climbing HVS or E1, and my Dad would shake his head in disbelief - 'lunatics!'

That's pretty much my attitude too...  ;)
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: galpinos on February 20, 2015, 10:26:20 am
I started when I was 9, but I spent the first six years climbing mountain VDiffs in big boots. Occasionally our paths would cross a team climbing HVS or E1, and my Dad would shake his head in disbelief - 'lunatics!'

I used to look at the pictures in the guidebooks whilst sat in bed in Northampton and think, "wow, if I ever climb Great North Road I'll be a climbing god" (picture in the old blue Froggatt guide). Never even considered the extremes as viable, VS was the aspiration!
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: andy popp on February 20, 2015, 11:02:18 am
After a couple of introductory V Diffs the next grade that I first experienced as a second rather than a leader was E3. Hardly conducive to fast progress.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: andy popp on February 20, 2015, 11:34:49 am
And huge respect to Josh of course! Amazing.
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Post by: jimpopeonarope on April 11, 2015, 07:27:04 am
Impressive stuff! Just read that Archie Ball who turned thirteen in January, just headpointed 'My Halo' E7 on the slate. Heres the link to the full article http://dmmclimbing.com/news/2015/04/my-halo-e7-6b-headpoint-by-13-year-old/
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: dave on April 11, 2015, 07:52:24 am
Thir-fucking-teen.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: abarro81 on April 11, 2015, 08:03:53 am
Couple more 8as for Josh Ibbertson on his Easter holidays..
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Post by: haydn jones on April 20, 2015, 10:30:29 pm
Angie Scarth-Johnson done welcome to tijuana 8c....she's 10...says she only trains 4 hours a week on 8a.shit but if you read what the mum says about the home bouldering wall and her "going on it when ever she's bored" I'm calling bullshit on the 4 hours. Anyway.... Effort yoof! !
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 21, 2015, 03:58:24 pm
8c at 10?  :jaw:
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: petejh on April 21, 2015, 05:47:06 pm
I'm waiting for the first delivery on Era Vella
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: jimpopeonarope on April 24, 2015, 11:50:21 pm
Era Vella was climbed by Kai Lightner, 15 a few weeks ago. I think thats the youngest accent?
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: andy_e on June 15, 2015, 11:17:21 am
What with all this lauding over Moon's ascent of Rainshadow, probably worth pointing out that Josh Ibbertson did Raindogs recently!  :strongbench:
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Luke Owens on June 22, 2015, 08:58:59 am
Jim Pope has climbed Helvitia at Shipwreck Cove

https://twitter.com/jimpopeonarope/status/612679603472175104/photo/1
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Duma on June 22, 2015, 09:30:39 am
*helvetia*
/pedantry.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Doylo on June 22, 2015, 10:08:03 am
I thought Dave Pickford had done the 2nd ascent. Could be wrong though. Also heard some holds have changed and might be 8b+ now?
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Post by: abarro81 on June 22, 2015, 10:12:39 am
2 ways to do it by the sounds of it - one direct and the other with a little loop. No idea what Jim did.
 http://jordanbuysclimbing.tumblr.com/post/98717213754/two-trips-down-to-the-beautiful-south-saw-a-mix-of
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: standard on June 22, 2015, 02:07:55 pm
UKC says holds have broken, so now 8b+
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=239406
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: jimpopeonarope on June 22, 2015, 03:32:15 pm
I did it the direct way the same way Ben did the first ascent, a hold was removed leaving a bigger hold which made the crux easier but was soon filled back in and isnt there anymore. It probably is more like 8b+ than 8c but I havnt done enough of either grade to know what it is. Its a great route regardless of the grade.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Doylo on June 22, 2015, 07:50:03 pm
Good effort. If a hold got bigger on one of my routes I'd fill it in too.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Wood FT on June 23, 2015, 10:07:22 am
I did it the direct way the same way Ben did the first ascent, a hold was removed leaving a bigger hold which made the crux easier but was soon filled back in and isnt there anymore. It probably is more like 8b+ than 8c but I havnt done enough of either grade to know what it is. Its a great route regardless of the grade.

Nice work Jim, keep it up
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: fatneck on June 24, 2015, 07:50:07 pm
http://vimeo.com/131591687
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Post by: Nigel on June 24, 2015, 11:13:57 pm
Nice work Jim, keep it up

Said Captain Kirk's girlfriend.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Wood FT on June 25, 2015, 09:06:06 am
Nice work Jim, keep it up

Said Captain Kirk's girlfriend.

Chortle

"Theres Life in it Jim..."
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: jimpopeonarope on June 27, 2015, 11:47:17 pm
William Bosi climbed transform today  :jaw: We should see a lot more from him as he's still at Malham for another week!
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Tommy on June 28, 2015, 07:57:52 am
Good work Will. Watch your backs Malham wads. He's strong AND fit! (Is that allowed in this country??)

Edit: And incidentally is the one who took the PB record off Stu on the Lattice Board.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: a dense loner on June 28, 2015, 09:56:49 am
It's only allowed if you're a yoof, the true measure is what they do when they've been introduced to beer, sex, and life. If they're still strong and fit then they need to be locked up for being boring. You just can't win

Obviously a bloody good effort!!!
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: AlistairB on June 28, 2015, 10:48:15 am
:strongbench:, still one of the less travelled at that grade too, nice work. 4th ascent?
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: haydn jones on June 28, 2015, 11:01:25 am
Whats a lattice board?
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: haydn jones on June 28, 2015, 11:50:38 am
Ahh ots that tom randalls board thing. What does the test involve exactly?
edit: nvm i looked it up myself. The stu's blog has a decent post on it.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: cowboyhat on June 29, 2015, 11:21:33 am
 Since the bouldering comp on Saturday Jim Pope is now both the Youth 'A' Lead AND Bouldering Champion.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Duma on July 11, 2015, 10:04:16 pm
James Squire (beastly squirrel on here) is in magic and did his first 8B, Riders On The Storm today.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Oldmanmatt on July 12, 2015, 12:45:59 pm
He's with Ed and Ellis isn't he?


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Post by: Duma on July 12, 2015, 02:25:43 pm
Think so
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Post by: Richie Crouch on July 12, 2015, 04:27:24 pm
Great looking line that one, looking forward to the footage!
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: standard on July 13, 2015, 11:26:00 pm
James Squire (beastly squirrel on here) is in magic and did his first 8B, Riders On The Storm today.

Interestingly there existed no videos of this problem, that I could find anyway.
Good on him for trying something that has not been done and filmed a million times to garner beta from?

This appeared on my feed today however. Funny timing.
https://vimeo.com/133331264
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Richie Crouch on July 14, 2015, 07:14:48 am
When 8B looks like 6B  :ohmy:
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Post by: CharlieBoulder1994 on July 14, 2015, 07:34:18 am
A&
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Post by: cheque on July 14, 2015, 03:45:25 pm
I hope he brushed all that chalk off afterwards.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: a dense loner on July 15, 2015, 08:10:26 am
Good looking moves!
Title: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Oldmanmatt on July 15, 2015, 11:38:01 am
And the Squirrel sends Riverbed as an after breakfast warm-up, this morning.

I hope he's on that >=8B list, because that's at least 2 this week.


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Title: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Oldmanmatt on July 21, 2015, 02:55:18 pm
And the Hazelnut muncher lands "One summer in Paradise" to the list.

Are we allowed to applaud 8B, or do we have to wait for the + to added?


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Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Three Nine on July 21, 2015, 02:59:26 pm
Strong! and thankfully his enormous ego will ensure there's video proof of everything  :popcorn:
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Post by: Duma on July 21, 2015, 11:34:00 pm
And the Hazelnut muncher lands "One summer in Paradise" to the list.

Are we allowed to applaud 8B, or do we have to wait for the + to added?

I think we're allowed when he does 2 in a day:

Dark Sakai this afternoon (though a few seem to have it down as 8A+)
https://vimeo.com/46301315 (https://vimeo.com/46301315)
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: a dense loner on July 22, 2015, 08:29:05 am
Good job. Nice little vid
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: jimpopeonarope on July 22, 2015, 09:20:18 am
Another 8C for William out in Mallorca  :clap2: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cYqgRu4FvtI&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: rodma on July 22, 2015, 11:15:02 am
And he understands that all you need is a phone to film it
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Post by: Duma on July 22, 2015, 07:17:56 pm
Hamish Potokar second in European Youth Champs
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Post by: wMickey on July 22, 2015, 08:57:26 pm
And Aidan Roberts first (in a bizarre backwards reporting kind of way)!
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Post by: Duma on July 22, 2015, 09:40:22 pm
Oh yeah! Different age category though, Hamish was Juniors, Aidan is Youth A,
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Post by: monkey boy on July 23, 2015, 08:09:06 am
And Max Milne was 6th in Youth B.
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Post by: Robsons on July 23, 2015, 11:56:06 am
Crazy to see James' ticklist out there, but Ellis is also crushing...

Dark Matter Stand *** f8B+ / V14

6/7 days of effort! Had to wake up early for redpoints the rest midday and get back out in the evening; definitely the hardest of worked to get a problem done and it all came together just before I had to leave and get me flight home! Felt a lot like climbing a route so suits me pretty well; will be back for the full line!
Ellis Butler-Barker - Sent x - 14/Jul/15 with Tom Wright
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: andy_e on July 23, 2015, 01:37:43 pm
 :worms:
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Post by: andy_e on July 23, 2015, 03:17:08 pm
No doubt, looking strong!

http://youtu.be/OX8bxJi8B0U
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Post by: Fiend on July 23, 2015, 03:27:02 pm
That's almost a QBV already for how clearly it shows the problem.  :2thumbsup:
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Post by: Oldmanmatt on July 23, 2015, 04:06:00 pm
To be clear. That's James on "One Summer" in the vid.


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Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: a dense loner on July 23, 2015, 04:51:56 pm
Thanks for clearing that up Matt, when I read the title "One Summer in Paradise 8B - Magic Wood - James Squire" I wondered who the climber was, the grade, the area, and also the name of the problem.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: dave on July 23, 2015, 04:56:43 pm
What's this I hear about James Squire in Magic Wood? Something about doing One Summer in Paradise 8B? Shame there's no details as yet.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: a dense loner on July 23, 2015, 05:06:06 pm
With all the excitement I actually forgot to watch the vid, looking strong!!! No wonder a lots been done by him over there. A few chips wouldn't go amiss as a treat for beastly squirrel
Title: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Oldmanmatt on July 23, 2015, 05:08:42 pm
Thanks for clearing that up Matt, when I read the title "One Summer in Paradise 8B - Magic Wood - James Squire" I wondered who the climber was, the grade, the area, and also the name of the problem.
The title doesn't show in Tapatalk and it plays direct in the app unless you deliberately use the "Web view" option (which you probably wouldn't).

So that's less "witty sarcasm" and more "Grumpy git, not understanding", Dense.

Of course, because I did view it on Tapatalk, I didn't know the title appeared in the browser version.



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Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: andyd on July 23, 2015, 06:27:56 pm
Thanks for clearing that up Matt, when I read the title "One Summer in Paradise 8B - Magic Wood - James Squire" I wondered who the climber was, the grade, the area, and also the name of the problem.
The title doesn't show in Tapatalk and it plays direct in the app unless you deliberately use the "Web view" option (which you probably wouldn't).

So that's less "witty sarcasm" and more "Grumpy git, not understanding", Dense.

Of course, because I did view it on Tapatalk, I didn't know the title appeared in the browser version.



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+1 for witty sarcasm there!
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Fiend on July 23, 2015, 07:13:37 pm
 :agree:
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Post by: SA Chris on July 23, 2015, 08:16:28 pm
A few chips wouldn't go amiss as a treat for beastly squirrel

hungry squirrel more like. A nourishing meal wouldn't go amiss.

Good effort though, pisses it.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: Duma on August 09, 2015, 10:27:50 am
Jim Pope just won Youth A at the lead comp in the European Youth Cup at Mitterdorf! Nice one!
https://mobile.twitter.com/bmc_comps
Title: Effort Yoof!
Post by: cowboyhat on October 04, 2015, 08:48:31 pm
Today Jim Pope is the British Lead Climbing Champion, he also won the Youth A Juniors yesterday.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: ian dunn on October 26, 2015, 07:51:13 am
Toby Roberts has done Raindogs aged 10 youngest Brit to climb an 8a in the UK
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Post by: Lopez on October 26, 2015, 10:12:55 am
aged 10

 :o
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Post by: Nibile on October 26, 2015, 12:09:08 pm
Aged 10 I had my first wank.
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Post by: slackline on October 26, 2015, 12:40:44 pm
Aged 10 I had my first wank.

That must have taken quite some time.
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Post by: SA Chris on October 26, 2015, 01:19:20 pm
http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/videos/14-year-old-rhys-langlands-climbs-the-force-8b/

In case anyone missed it.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: remus on November 12, 2015, 12:36:06 pm
http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=70080

Not bad.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: shark on May 21, 2016, 03:38:57 pm
Jack Ibbertson 9 (son of James) did Raindogs on Thursday. His brother Josh did it last year aged 10.
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Post by: haydn jones on May 21, 2016, 05:22:11 pm
Thats so cool. Was doing some nice links on it 3 weeks ago. Was wondering if he would do it before 10
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Post by: Mark Lloyd on May 21, 2016, 10:42:02 pm
Isn't that 4 J Ibbertson's in one family I bet opening the post is fun
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Post by: bigironhorse on June 15, 2016, 09:08:16 pm
Jack Ibbertson 9 (son of James) did Raindogs on Thursday. His brother Josh did it last year aged 10.

Apparently this made it in to the German climbing magazine 'Klettern'.  Didn't realise it was international news!
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: moose on June 15, 2016, 11:34:15 pm
even complete punters can be covered by Klettern:

http://www.klettern.de/kletterziele/frankreich/klettern-mont-ventoux.1531938.5.htm

.... witness the shabbiness.... watch how the sparks fall upwards.... 
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Post by: dobbin on June 16, 2016, 01:24:39 pm
and mrs ibbo is called Jenny! mind you, she is a girl so the title probably allows her to identify her post
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Post by: dave on June 16, 2016, 01:33:33 pm
Maybe we should have some convention where J Ibbertson refers to the father, J ibbertson refers to the mother, j Ibbertson refers to the first son and j IBbertson refers to the second son.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: SA Chris on June 16, 2016, 01:37:46 pm
Enough JiBber!
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Post by: ian dunn on August 17, 2016, 07:48:52 pm
Emily Philips 13yrs has done La Cucina Dell'Inferno 8a at Massone Arco, on her first redpoint after a brief working after her onsight attempt. This is as far as I am aware the youngest GB female ascent of an 8a. She was on a Junior GB Team Training and the route received ascents from Jo Neame, Aiden Dunne, Kieran Forrest and Stan Harris all after Emily's. Great to see these kids enjoying some hard routes outside as well as climbing really hard on plastic. Emily has made 3 European Youth Cup Finals too this year 2 in bouldering 1 in lead
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Post by: cjsheps on August 17, 2016, 09:07:46 pm
I have a feeling this won't be the last we hear from her.

A shout has to go out to her coach Si Rawlinson, who's currently training a whole generation of future Emilys under the radar in Cardiff. Hopefully he'll see some more recognition as young mutants keep appearing from the sticks of South Wales.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: ian dunn on September 26, 2016, 11:34:54 am
Jim Pope retains the title of British Lead Climbing Champion for the second year running despite not being 18 yet well done Jim. Some great climbing in all the other categories at Awesome Walls too over the weekend.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: ian dunn on October 30, 2016, 09:08:03 pm
Toby Roberts one year after doing the youngest ascent of Raindogs at 10 years old has done the youngest ascent of Revelations 8b at Raven Tor. Jumping a full grade in one year, well done Toby great effort. He has had his youngest ascent of Raindogs taken by Jack Ibbotson but it's great to see these young climbers trying hard.
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: ian dunn on November 13, 2016, 07:22:17 pm
Big news out in China at the World Youth Climbing Championships Tara Hayes takes a silver medal in the bouldering, William Bosi takes a bronze in the bouldering and a silver in the overall (lead, bouldering and speed) these were the icing on the cake as the whole team did very well, well done Team GB
Title: Re: Effort Yoof!
Post by: shark on December 31, 2016, 05:14:14 pm
Jack Ibbertson 9 (son of James) did Raindogs on Thursday. His brother Josh did it last year aged 10.

Caff reports on Facebook that Josh has onsighted two 8a's at Raco de Missa
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Post by: Will Hunt on June 14, 2017, 05:02:42 pm
Jack Ibbertson (10) has done an 8b at Kilnsey now.
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Post by: Kingy on June 14, 2017, 05:27:20 pm
Jack Ibbertson (10) has done an 8b at Kilnsey now.

The route in question I believe was Stolen, the extension of Cold Steal 8a.
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Post by: shark on November 20, 2018, 08:22:08 am
15 year old does 6th free ascent of the Nose (https://rockandice.com/climbing-news/15-year-old-conner-herson-frees-the-nose/?fbclid=IwAR0pbNYDU5jVMeoZ2imS3j_rpoq84yyFjxiAF7BaWLR5hTgBVkSH516SKU4&cn-reloaded=1)

 :o
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Post by: Yossarian on June 04, 2019, 01:12:17 pm
Livvy Gent (11) did Mr Poppers 7C last month. I think it was only her second trip trying harder stuff - pretty impressive!

https://youtu.be/M3jR63UeiIg (https://youtu.be/M3jR63UeiIg)
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Post by: duncan on November 05, 2019, 09:52:05 am
Not sure how this compares in the global scheme of things but Théo Blass (aged 9) has lead “Bertane” 8b at Montpelier (https://fanatic-climbing.com/premier-8b-a-9-ans-pour-theo-blass-first-8b-aged-9-by-theo-blass/?fbclid=IwAR3LEelVrVNPypNqtjVV69VXqd83W7R4nZIleTBqh9PP3lTnMC81nnc3njA).  Proud Dad and sponsor Vladimir Arnaoudov will be known to a few London climbers.
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Post by: Doylo on November 05, 2019, 10:15:54 am
Welsh lad Finn Hayward (15) has done Fish Eye 8c and Mind Control 8c (3rd go !!).
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Post by: spidermonkey09 on November 05, 2019, 06:32:59 pm
Good scenes, he is a beast!  :strongbench:
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Post by: crimpinainteasy on December 20, 2019, 02:09:35 pm
Not sure how this compares in the global scheme of things but Théo Blass (aged 9) has lead “Bertane” 8b at Montpelier (https://fanatic-climbing.com/premier-8b-a-9-ans-pour-theo-blass-first-8b-aged-9-by-theo-blass/?fbclid=IwAR3LEelVrVNPypNqtjVV69VXqd83W7R4nZIleTBqh9PP3lTnMC81nnc3njA).  Proud Dad and sponsor Vladimir Arnaoudov will be known to a few London climbers.

8b at age 9 is particularly absurd, I looked it up and even Ondra was only working 8a at the same age. Surprised he's not getting more attention.
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Post by: T_B on December 20, 2019, 02:15:03 pm
That is pretty crazy. I obviously need to be more of a pushy parent/start cracking the whip :lol:
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Post by: fatneck on January 02, 2020, 03:55:27 pm
Aussie import Dylan Soin did Pilgrim in the cave the other week - source (https://www.instagram.com/p/B6DOk-_jon4/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link)

I think he is current British lead youth champ also - he has a strong heckle game to and can be heard at the Hangar most evening dishing abuse to all and sundry...  :strongbench: