Evie Boyd from Canterbury had a very successful trip to NoumÃ©a to compete for the NZ Youth Team in the 2019 New Caledonia National Lead Championship.
The only climber to top all three qualifying climbs, she finished first in Youth A Female and second in Open Female.
She was very impressed with the quality of the route-setting, and indeed the whole venue. Found everybody very welcoming and friendly. She also enjoyed meeting French speed-climbing legend Bassa Mawem who showed her round.