Trinity students conquer new routes at climbing event

Co-curricular | 10th January 2020

Testament to the ever-growing popularity of climbing in the UK, we hosted a new climbing competition at the end of last term.

Over 20 students, across two age categories, battled it out on new routes on our climbing wall.

Our intricate scoring system, rewarding students that push their grades, successfully carry out ‘on-sighting’ (completing a route on the first attempt), and are judicious in their route choice, saw victory for two students on the last attempt of the final route in both age categories.

Sixth Form student, Lukas Cobb, won the senior category. He executed some brilliant climbs, up to a grade of 7a. Savvy route choices saw the chasing pack hot on his heels: Theo Flanagan in second place, with Cai Edwards, Ross Ah-Weng and Krish Oza not far behind.

Joe Cassidy (Fourth Year) won the junior category, narrowly beating Samson Terrett – a favourite going in – by one point. There’s a real head-to-head in the making there!

We’re delighted to see our climbing club growing in popularity at Trinity.  Enjoyed by 2.5m adults in the UK every month, and set to be an Olympic sport this year, we’re already looking forward to our next competition in the final week of the spring term!