KENDAL Wall hosted Round three of the Marmot Masters Bouldering competition on Friday.

Now in its 5th, year the event attracts a great mix of keen locals, of all ages and ability.

As ever, in each category there was tough competition for the top spot and lots of close scores.

In the veteran category, Rachel Somerville continued her run of dominance with an impressive evening's climbing; but it was great to see some competition coming from Yonne Kirkby.

In the male veteran category there continues to be real jockeying for position, with regulars like Tim Lounds, Matt France, Andy McVittie and Chris Heslop trading places in the three rounds so far.

On Friday night the win went to Andy McVittie who posted a score of 136.

In the adult premier categories, the women’s category has Holly Wilson out in front with three wins out of three; but the real tussle is developing behind her for the second and thirds spots, between Katie Mackay, Lorna Hamilton and Rebecca Wilkinson.

In the men’s category Alex Simpson and James Gooding are in a battle for top spot, but it was Peter Howarth who got the win on Friday night. Third place overall is incredibly open and the final round will be key.

Moving on to the junior categories; the girls is being dominated by Molly Oliver with some impressive scores, closely followed by Caitlin Grayson. On Friday night, however, the honours went to Maia Doherty.

In the boys' junior group it was impressive to see Freddie Nelson-Yates beat Adam Simpson in a reversal of the first round results.

Finally there was typically impressive strength and focus shown by Kitty Morrison (Junior GB Climbing Team) in the women’s elite group. In the men’s elite group there was a win for local lad Sam Gore with close competition from Adam Price, Peter Blair and Max Holme.

The final round takes place on Friday, March 9, when all the category winners will be decided.

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