After Innsbrück we now went to Schotland, Edinburgh.
A friendly competition for climbers, by climbers.
There were more then 60 (!) competitors in all categories (veterans and youth included)
For the qualifications we had to climb 15 different routes. Varying in difficulty from M1/M2 to at about M8 (?)
I flashed or onsighted almost all except one, I fell out on the top :(
So, in the overall ranking I was shared second together with Malcolm [Kent].
Dennis was 'ruling', with climbing all the routes and so being first in the finals!
I didn't do too well in the finals. I missed a draw and had to climb back in the difficult part of the route, and I struggled with the slippery logs... Not too happy with my result but still being first :)
Later more about the whole adventure (incl: sleeping outside, Christmas in Edinburgh, meeting the massive amount of Scottish climbers, the Ian Parnell photo presentation, the night at the airport, climbing with Rob and Malc... and of course a little video...)
Photo: Will Caroll