After a comprehensive readjustment of the bouldering wall, we were excited to launch MCM’s first ever Senior Bouldering Competition. Pupils had one hour to attempt 20 different routes or ‘problems’ ranging in difficulty and on walls that varied from vertical to completely overhanging. Scores were determined using a points-based system depending on whether each problem was achieved on a first, second or third attempt. The teams worked well together, learning from each others’ mistakes and cheering their successes. After much dangling around, clinging on and falling off, the scores were calculated and the winners announced. The overall winner for the boys was Jackson McNaught (Thompson), closely followed by Hamish de Haldevang (Munawir), with an impressive 81 and 80 points respectively. The winning girl was Tessa Wilkinson (Honan) with a score of 78, ahead of Camille Powell (Wallace) in second place. Taking the House trophy was Munawir Hill with a total score of 359.
Thanks to all who took part and made it such an enjoyable competition. Special thanks to Mr Dachtler for his tireless support with route-setting and to Jack Hobby for helping to make this event a reality (despite being unable to attend!).
The new bouldering problems will be available for pupils to try out at each week’s Climbing Club.
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