King's Worcester

3 December

King’s Climbers compete at Inter-School Climbing Competition

Last Friday six pupils represented King’s at an inter-school climbing competition held at Redpoint, Worcester, where 150 climbers from 25 schools around the country met to compete at bouldering and top-roping events.

Dan M (U6) did especially well to achieve maximum points, earning him joint first place and leading to a tense tie-break. Special mention should also be made of Henry L, whose total points placed him joint third; he was also the youngest competitor by far. The rest of the team – Maddie C (L6), Jamie W (U6), Jonny H (FF) and Sam P (FF) – also performed well in their categories and very much enjoyed the day.Climbing

It was a busy few days for Henry L (U4F) who then competed at the weekend in the grand final of the British Mountaineering Council Youth Climbing Series, held in Southampton.  The weekend saw over 200 climbers attending the Parthian Climbing Centre to be crowned Youth Climbing Series 2021 Champion. Having been successful at regional rounds earlier in the term, Henry tackled some very tough lead routes and bouldering problems. He did exceptionally well, earning the position of 22nd in the country.

Our three-storey climbing wall is the envy of many local schools. At twelve metres high, it presents a range of climbing challenges and an abseiling gallery at the top. The school has an active Climbing Club, which regularly uses the wall. This top-class facility has been essential to the development of our climbers, allowing them to achieve highly at events.

Congratulations to all the climbers involved!