The Leeds Youth Climbing Team
The Leeds Youth Climbing Team is a competition climbing academy set up through collaboration between The Leeds Wall and The Depot. Its aim is to provide opportunities for talented young climbers to develop and compete. By using the best of both centres the coaches have an excellent variety of facilities to plan and run sessions. Double the wall, double the fun!
The team meet twice a week for training sessions.
Monday, 6.30 till 8.30pm The Leeds Wall
This is our route training night. With the famous main wall at the Leeds Wall we have one of the best lead climbing training grounds in the country. Home of the 1989 Climbing World Cup, won by Jerry Moffet, the Leeds Wall has an awesome pedigree and is still used by top climbers today due to its fantastic angles, steepness and size.
Here the youth focus on competition style lead climbing, and training for hard on-sighting. Even the younger members of the academy tie on to the sharp end and are happy taking huge lead falls (too happy sometimes).
Saturday, 10 till 12 The Depot Climbing Centre
Bloc crushing is the order of Saturday. With the growth of youth bouldering competitions internationally and the creation of a British Youth Bouldering Team there are more and more opportunities for young climbers to make a splash on the bouldering circuit. By utilising the Depot’s state of the art facilities our academy climbers can spend time working on their strength and power.
The sessions are planned and run by team of coaches from both walls. These coaches have a wealth of experience behind them both in personal climbing and professional coaching.