Cole Poppleton

My name is Cole and I’m a 13 year old climber from Hampshire, UK. My Dad took me to my first climbing wall about 5 years ago and I’ve now been seriously training to climb for 3 years. I travel around the UK and Europe to various climbing walls and outdoor areas across the country and in Europe where I do sport climbing, bouldering, top roped, leading and trad. I’m always looking to get out and climb and improve my climbing.

Although I climb because I love it, I also compete at competitions including the JBBC, the British Lead and Speed Championships, Blokfest, the BMC Youth Climbing Series and many other local, regional, national and even international competitions. 

I’m very proud to be associated with my sponsors, Troll Outdoors and Decathalon Southampton and with the Oakwood Youth Climbing Team.

Articles on this site written by Cole

Climbing Grades
  • Boulder – V6 Onsight / V7-8 Project
  • Lead  – 6c+ Onsight / 7b+ Redpoint
  • Trad – VS 5a

Recent Competition Climbing Achievements

  • Blokfest (2018-19) Round 1 – 1st in Boys C
  • Battle of Britain (2018) – 3rd
  • Depot Youth Cup (2018) – 2nd
  • Southern Youth Bouldering Championships (2018) – 2nd
  • Junior British Bouldering Championships (2018) – 7th
  • Colours European Climbing Festival, Austria (2018) – 43rd
  • Boulder Shack Mega Series Final (2018) – 1st
  • BMC Open Youth Leading Championships (2018) – 12th
  • BMC Open Youth Bouldering Championships (2018) – 7th
some Outdoor routes climbed
  • Usan Bolt, Elephant Rock, Angus. Sport Lead, 7c, 2018 (Clip-to-clip)
  • Isis, Isis Area, Swannage, Dorset. Trad 2nd, VS 4c (20m), 2018
  • Cool Groove, Stanage Popular, S.Yorkshire. Trad Lead, Severe 4a, 2018
  • Finger Flow, Harrison’s Rocks,  Kent. Boulder f7a, 2018 (RP)
  • Excavator, Horseshoe Quarry, Derbyshire. Sport Lead, 5+ (32m), 2018
  • Accelerate, Neddyfields, Portland, Dorset, Sport Lead, 7a, 2018 (RP)
  • Lone Tree Groove, Black Rocks, Derbyshire. Trad Lead, VS 5a, 2017
  • Sacred Angel, Portland, Dorset. Sport Lead 7a, 2017 (RP)
  • Listing Badly, Battleship, Portland, Dorset. Sport Lead 6c+, 2017
  • Holey Moley, Bas Cuvier, Fontainbleau. Boulder f7a+, 2017 (RP)
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