The Lakeland Climbing Centre hosted the final of the ‘Marmot Masters Bouldering Competition' at Kendal Wall.

It was the culmination of the autumn/winter Marmot Masters bouldering competition that runs annually at the wall.

This year the competition format had a couple of tweaks so that even more people could take part.

This year the series featured four rounds. The first three had an open style format, meaning climbers had just over a month to come in and try the boulders as many times as they wanted and solve any problems.

The final round was a grand finale.

Events manager at The Lakeland Climbing Centre Becky Holland said: "Throughout autumn it was great to have more than 130 people taking part in the competition and good to have people in all categories, from juniors through to super veterans.

"The results in many categories were extremely close, particularly in the veteran men’s (40-59) with only four points separating first and second places."

The girls’ winner was Lily Kinnersley with a total of 634. Declan Parker was the winner in the junior boys with a score of 684 ,putting him 50 points ahead of second-placed Kai Martin.

In the senior women’s category there was a convincing win for Holly Wilson with 620 points and Abigail Robinson (current para-climbing B2 World Champion) in second on 584 points.

The veteran women’s category was won by Rachel Somerville with 589 points and the ‘Super’ veteran women’s competition was won by Helena Noble.

In the senior men’s category there was some serious competition at the top among Pete Howarth, Dave Bottomley, Flinn Mcinerney and Harley Allen. Eventually Pete Howarth was the overall winner, just 17 points ahead of Dave Bottomley in second place and only eight points separated Dave from Flinn.

In an even closer contest the veteran men’s category was won with a four point difference. The winner was Tim Lounds (629 points) with Andy McVittie (625) in second and Ben Francis (617) in third.

The super veteran men’s winner was Stuart Hamilton with Ian Noble in second place.

"We would like to thank our sponsors Marmot for making the competition possible and supplying the prizes and all those who took part and attended the final for getting involved and giving the competition a try," said Becky.