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Campbell Harrison

What sparked your interest in climbing and how long have you been climbing?

I couldn't really say what made me want to start climbing 10 years ago, and I climbed for about 4 years though before I started climbing competitively. I really found a love and desire for wanting to better myself as a climber at a training camp in 2012. I was far below the standard that I thought I was at, and so I made it my mission over the next 10 weeks before the Tryouts for the Australian Youth Team to sort out my weaknesses and train as hard as I could. To my surprise, and the surprise of many who had seen me at the camp, I managed to qualify above the standard! Since then, I've been progressively broadening my horizons in the world of climbing.


Your home gym is?

Bayside Rock in Victoria. 

What are you proud of achieving so far and what are your goals?

My proudest achievements include making the Lead Semi-Finals in the 2014 World Youth Championships in Noumea, New Caledonia in 14th place, finishing in 15th, and winning the Senior National Lead Championships in 2015. I'm also proud that I have held the National Lead Championship Title in my youth category since 2013, and topped all of my finals to do so.


Do you have any idols?

I have always loved watching Jain Kim from Korea, because she always executes the route so perfectly.


If you have any sponsors?

I am sponsored by La Sportiva, Eldelrid, Climb ICP, Friction Addiction, and TRI-Climbing.


Do you have a fun fact about yourself......eg, a food you can’t go without, pre competition superstitions or routines?

Before climbing in a final, I simply can't go out before asking everybody what they think of their route, even those in different categories to mine! It helps calm my nerves, and reminds me that everybody in isolation is in the same boat.


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