The climbing that we do at school incorporates bouldering at our school wall (in the Gym), as well as going to The Bouldering Cave in Silverton or The Climbing Barn (out on Lynnwood) on a weekly basis. We do go out on weekends to some of the crags around Pretoria and on termly weekend trips to Waterval Boven.
Climbing practice is held on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon:
We climb twice at school, usually on Mon and Tues from 14:30 – 16:00. We usually go to either The Cave or The Barn on Wednesdays. We leave immediately after school at 14:00 and return at 17:30. This costs an additional fee of R50 per week. You may choose to climb on only two days or you may climb three times a week. This is to allow you to participate in the other sports offered at school as well. We have a professional coach training the boys.
You are not required to have your own equipment. Boys High PT Kit to be worn at practices.
There are two League Climbing Competitions held during the year. The Bouldering League takes place at the beginning of the year during the first term and consists of 5/6 competitions. The second League Competition is the Lead Climbing Competition and it takes place in the third term and also stretches across 6 – 8 weeks. At the close of each of the League Competitions, there is a selection of the top 5 climbers to represent Gauteng Climbing at The National Bouldering and Lead Climbing Competitions. Dates are only available early in February.
The Inter-house Climbing will be held in the third term on 25 – 26 September.
Master in Charge: Ms. E van Zyl