On the 14th January each boys’ house sent their teams and supporters descended on the recently re-set climbing wall in the Outdoor Education Centre. Teams had one hour to complete 16 routes varying in grades which catered for all styles of climbing. There was a great atmosphere at the wall created by all the support which helped to encourage the climbers.

The mix in ability added to fun for spectators, with members of the climbing team ascending with style and panache, while others grunted their way up. Luke from North was my highlight, favouring strength and determination to complete a number of tough routes, always with a smile on his face.

So, to the results.

Boys Houses

1st Loveday

2nd East

3rd North

4th Cubitt


1st Will Squire

2nd James Toogood and Ruari Barbour-Smith

4th James Mckenna and Louis Cookson


The team scores were added to the girls’ scores from last term to give overall affiliated results.


Affiliated Houses

1st Loveday and Rhodes

2nd North and West

3rd East and Martlet

4th Cubitt and South