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Australian Youth Nationals 2018 Recap

Australian Youth Nationals 2018 Recap</p>
     
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Written by Pinnacle Ambassador Flora Froese. Photography by John Botting.   I’ve just got back from three days in Sydney for the Clifbar National Youth Climbing Championships. This was probably one of the most physically exhausting competitions I have attended. Held at Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym in Villawood, the comp was three long days of physical and mental challenges. This is the second year now that the youth championships have been held in a combined format with bouldering, lead and speed all taking place in one weekend. While this format better reflects international changes to competition structure, I have found...

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QLD State Titles Reflections

Pinnacle Sports Ambassador Flora Froese climbing the final route in the Open A's </p>
     
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After travelling interstate a fair bit for comps in recent months, it was nice to have a competition in Brisbane. Sleeping in my own bed, no transport hassles, and plenty of familiar faces around. I had been looking forward to the Queensland Open States. This is my first year as a legitimate competitor in opens so it was exciting to put myself up against the best Queensland has to offer and try some of those intimidating routes I usually just watch from the audience. I’ve been working a bit on my competition head space and goal setting with fellow pinnacle...

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