Saturday we arrive at the wall only to find that a mix up from the BMC meant our comp vests were not the same, my junior kit did not match the seniors and so the team risked disqualification. So I find myself in a senior comp and sharing a vest with Ed. With 59 competitors the groups was split in half and both qualifiers run at the same time. My draw meant that I am second up on one of the routes…..at the same time Adam Ondra is on the other route.
The routes were the hardest I have ever climbed but a great challenge; I passed moves I thought I would fall at and then fell where I thought would be OK. Although I finished well down the field, I was not last and I had climbed well. It was incredible to climb with the world’s best and it has really given me something to aim for in my training.
By Connor Byrne.