Dutch climber Paul Brand in finals at European Youth Cup Lead (male B)

Uster, Switzerland June 29-30 2018

West Coast Pro climber and member of the national youth team Paul Brand qualified for the finals at the European Youth Cup lead climbing which were held in Uster, Switzerland, last weekend.

In the first qualification he climbed really well: only the Austrian climber Thomas Podolan performed better than he did.
In the second qualification Paul had some more difficulties, however, overall he ended up 6th in the ranking for the finals.

In the final Paul misread a sequence and slightly injured his shoulder. He ended 10th. It has been 5 years since a Dutch climber qualified for the finals in this youth B group. Remarkably, that was Pauls brother Mark Brand, who ended up in the finals two years in a row in 2012 and 2013. Paul will also be competing at the European Cup Boulder in Sofia, Bulgaria July 21-22 of this year. We wish him all the best of luck!