|photo: Danielle Vennard (WB11)|
The Winter Burn always draws a large crowd including some very strong north east climbers. This year was no exception. From what I gathered from the staff, this year was PRG's largest turnout and the Open category was stacked as usual. We had 3 hours to climb in a section judged format competition. I barely filled my card at the end of 3hrs but I was happy, had a lot of fun and felt good despite having lost a significant amount of skin.
I managed to make finals and in the end ended up in 2nd place when it was over. Looking back as most competitors do, I wish I would have done a couple of things differently to gain additional holds on some of my attempts. The competition was tough but I was happy to do as well as I did.
I had a great time, the setting for the competition was great and seeing old friends and meeting new people is always a good time.