Brit Joshua Ibbertson Sends Hard Spain Route
Joshua Ibbertson, 10, has climbed his second and third 5.13b, Sátiva Patática and El Guardia in Margalef.
Young Josh is currently the youngest British climber to climb 5.13b. “I’ve been climbing and training seriously since I was eight years old but did bits for as long as I can remember before that,” Josh told UK Climbing. “My parents are climbers so we’d go on climbing holidays. My favourite type of climbing is outdoor route climbing especially on rock with pockets or tufas so there are lots of options. I really enjoy trying to flash or on-sight routes and have flashed lots of routes up to 5.12+, but now I’m really enjoying red pointing harder routes as well.”
Josh’s father James said, “The most important thing is that Josh really loves climbing and continually gives me a lesson on how to try hard and not be deterred by failure.”