Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

RGS at the ISCC

RGS at the ISCC

 Last weekend RGS attended the Independent Schools Climbing Competition for the first time. This year’s competition took place at the Reach Climbing Wall in London and the competition featured climbers from some of the top schools in the country including Westminster, Eton, Harrow, Charterhouse, Tonbridge, King’s Canterbury and Whitgift.

The senior team (Charlie Haslam, James Goudie and Johnny Bird) and Junior A team (Henry Haslam, James Dodds and Abel Harvie-Clark) placed as combined 2nd overall school - and they were within 30 points of winning the overall title, the equivalent of completing only 2-3 more climbs! - with the junior team winning the overall team competition for U16s. In addition, James Dodds won 2 of the 3 individual categories, competing against climbers up to two years his senior! The second junior team (Nina Harvie-Clark, Cameron Pulham and James Shepherdson) also finished 4th in their category.

This is a fantastic achievement and as always, the students were exceptional throughout the whole weekend.

Mr Dunn