Climbing Club Conquer The Roaches
13 keen and enthusiastic souls travelled to the Roaches in the Peak District for a spot of climbing on Saturday 23 September.
The day trip, led by Head of Outdoor Learning, Will Bower, was a great opportunity for the College’s Climbing Club to put into practice all the skills and techniques they have learnt in Climbing Club on the College’s own Climbing Wall.
The Roaches is a prominent rocky ridge of gritstone situated above Tittesworth Reservoir and the town of Leek. On the day the sun was shining and the views from the ridge were magnificent. All of the pupils were venturing onto rock for the first time and they successfully climbed a variety of classic routes graded from ‘very difficult’ to ‘severe’ near to Whillans Hut. A great time was had by all and everyone enjoyed refuelling at the Roaches Tea Room.
Thanks to Aimee Brookes and Al Stapleton for supporting the trip.