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A Short Film by Teri Limongi
Credit: Epic TV Climbing Daily
My name is Matthew Phillips I’m 14 and I’m a paraclimber I climb up to 4 times a week at Surrey Sports Park and occasionally at other centres in the Surrey area. I climb at grade 6 and my highest is 6c, I’m currently working on a 7.
I found climbing after a few birthday parties, with my friends. As I enjoyed it so much my mother suggested that we should go to a paraclimbing event, which she saw advertisied at the Castle Climbing Centre in London. I went and I really enjoyed the experience I came third without any formal training. After this I began to formal train with coach Robin O’Leary once a week for about a year but this has increased to up to 4 times a week.