Climb Newcastle News: RGS win silverware at national schools competition

RGS School

Over the weekend Newcastle Royal Grammar School, who train at Climb Newcastle and their in-school wall, attended the Independent School Climbing Competition, held in London at the Reach Climbing Wall. The senior team (Charlie Haslam, James Goudie, Johnny Bird) and Junior A team (Henry Haslam, James Dodds, Abel Harvie Clark) placed as combined 2nd overall school (and within 30 points of winning the overall title, the equivalent of completing only 2-3 more climbs), with the junior team winning the overall junior team competition (for u16 teams). In addition James Dodds won 2 of the 3 individual categories (competing against people up to 2 years older as an u16). The second junior team (Nina Harvie Clark, Cameron Pulham, James Shepherdson) also finished 4th in their category.

Amongst the other competing schools were some of the countries top schools, such as Westminster, Eton, Harrow, Charterhouse, Tonbridge, Kings Canterbury, and Whitgift.

Good work guys!