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Entre-Prises Climbing Walls are excited to announce professional climber and British Olympic hopeful Will Bosi as the latest member of its ambassador team.
At 20 years old, Will has had a mercurial rise within the British climbing scene, racking up an impressive set of accomplishments in outdoor and competition climbing disciplines.
Will has shown that he is adept at meeting the demands of the new Olympic combined discipline; he is the current British Speed Record holder and 2018 champion, he is the first Brit to make an IFSC lead final in nearly 30 years and he has bouldered 8c outdoors and is looking to translate that prowess onto the competition circuit.
Will joins his GB climbing teammate and training partner Shauna Coxsey as an Entre-Prises ambassador to promote the mission and values of Entre-Prises Climbing Walls: to make climbing accessible to everyone and support climbers progression in the sport through the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke climbing solutions throughout the world.
Climber Will Bosi says: “I got into climbing after my brother first tried it at Scouts and we were fortunate enough to have Europe’s biggest climbing wall right on our doorstep! It was at Entre-Prises project, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena that I first learnt to climb as well as compete, and here that I secured a place in my first international climbing competition final. The public wall catered to every level which was amazing as it meant there was always someone better around to get you psyched to climb and train harder!
Entre-prises UK Director Steve Hilton says: “Will has a real talent for climbing and his enthusiasm to not only try but also commit himself to progress across a variety of disciplines that climbing has to offer makes him a terrific ambassador for the sport. We are delighted to have the opportunity to support him in his bid for the Olympics and wish him every success.”
Will Bosi is a professional athlete aiming for a place in the GB climbing team for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and is a recipient of UK Sport’s Aspiration Fund.
At 16, Will climbed Monk Life (8b+) in Kyloe which signalled the start of a chain of impressive ascents on boulder and sport including a rare repeat of Hubble (9a) at Raven’s Tor and a rapid ascent of Practice of the Wild (8c), one of the hardest boulder problems in the world.
Will’s accomplishments are not limited to outdoors, his talents are evident in the competition climbing scene also. Will is the current British Speed Climbing Champion as well as the British Lead Champion and he was the first Brit to make an IFSC lead climbing final in nearly 30 years in Chamonix last year.
Will has been climbing since the age of 6 and is a member of the GB Climbing Team. Growing up in Edinburgh, Will’s local climbing gym is Entre-Prises project, EICA Ratho and it was there that he competed in his first ever IFSC comp, at the same time securing a place in his first final. Will currently splits his training between Ratho and Sheffield where he is based.