Outdoor and Adventurous ActivitiesOutdoor Rock Climbing
A group of adventurous rock climbers came along to The Dewerstone to have a go at some of the climbs there. Everyone put in some great efforts, particularly as they warmed up and started to trust each other. Clayton Stacey led the way up the hardest climb (graded ‘severe’), proving that it was possible. Brandon Heller and Chloe Thomas then followed by balancing and pulling their way up the 60ft climb, which didn’t relent until the top. The evening light started to fade, so we made our way back to the minibus and back to the College for 6:30pm. Well done to them all. I hope to see them in the climbing club throughout the winter, as we visit the Life Centre every Thursday from 3:05pm - 5:30pm.
The intervention group has been out exploring the area again, both in the woods next to the College and further afield climbing at The Dewerstone. During the first week at the cliff the boys felt intimidated by the climbs, however each one managed to get higher than they originally thought. The second week we went back to The Dewerstone but this time to abseil from the top. Harry Rowe excelled by showing the way and starting first, an example of how far he has developed since last year.
(Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Instructor)