Part of our ethos at Eden Rock is to further the sport of climbing and support it as much as possible. We do this in a variety of different ways, from programmes to get young people into bouldering to various coaching and training for adults. One way we also try to help is to sponsor local climbers with an exceptional talent and attitude towards the sport. This sponsorship varies from providing subsidised entry to the wall to supporting our climbers with kit and travel. Read a bit about them below.
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Katy has been climbing and competing for 10 Years, attending various competitions such as the BBCs, BLCCs and the ice climbing world cup. She has onsighted E5, led sport up to 7c+ and bouldered up to v8. She is currently completing a PGCE to become a teacher and thus has a good understanding of how pressure can affect climbing performance. Katy has had a varied learning curve to her own climbing moving between disciplines of bouldering and ice climbing.
Aidan is a member of our Youth Team and is storming the climbing world. In 2015 he became Youth European Champion and gained a bronze in the European Youth Lead Cup. He's also claimed the 3rd ascent of Neil Gresham's Freakshow 8c at Kilnsey. Gresham broke the news on Facebook, stating that Aidan's ascent was "the most impressive climbing performance [he's] ever seen." Currently being coached by Dan Varian, Aidan is one to watch.