Camby climber’s best in Scot­land

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Mur­ray Spooner

A Cam­bus­lang climber be­came a Scot­tish youth champion at the week­end.

Caitlin Con­nor, 14, was the fastest of 15 com­peti­tors at the In­ter­na­tional Climb­ing Arena near Ed­in­burgh where she claimed the Scot­tish Speed Climb­ing Cham­pi­onship crown.

The Stonelaw High School pupil, who hopes to reach the world youth cham­pi­onships set to take place in Europe next year, raced to the top of the walls at Ratho to add the ti­tle to her long list of climb­ing ac­co­lades.

Her dad Mick was de­lighted with Caitlin’s progress in the sport.

He said:“The Scot­tish Youth Cham­pi­onships are only once a year and Caitlin was com­pet­ing in two of the three events, lead and speed. She came seventh out of 15 in the lead part but was over the moon to win the speed com­pe­ti­tion.

“To be named Scot­tish champion is fan­tas­tic.

“She is an all rounder who climbs in­side, out­side and on ice and she’ll be at the GB cham­pi­onships in Oc­to­ber at Sh­effield.”

Champion Caitlin Con­nor

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