Emily Phillips - Scarpa

Emily Phillips

I discovered climbing at a festival on the Isle of Wight. There was a mobile climbing wall set up and 5-year-old me decided that looked far more exciting than any of the fair ground rides. Shortly after that my local climbing wall in Cardiff opened and I haven’t stopped since.

I’ve been competing internationally since 2016 and made my first podium at a Boulder European Youth Cup in 2017. Currently, I’m competing on the senior world cup circuit and in my last year of juniors. I’m hoping to medal in boulder and combined at the Youth World Championships in Russia this year to finish off my youth career.



I grew up in Cardiff but currently live in Leeds.


Boulder & Lead World Cup Circuit and Youth World Championships (Boulder, Lead & Combined Events).


Youth World Championships 2019 - Lead 4th, Boulder 7th and Combined 3rd; 10th Moscow Boulder World Cup 2019, British Lead & Speed Champion 2019.

-Favourite Scarpa-

The Drago was a game changer for me, it massively helped in improving my technique and footwork. It’s perfect for standing on volumes and is my go-to shoe for competitions.

-No Place too Far-

Japan – the climbing gyms are incredible and I’d love to explore the outdoor stuff



Photo Credits: Depot Climbing, The Circuit Climbing, Sheila Farrel McCarron, Sam Pratt, Liam Lonsdale 

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