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Worth climber wins at Independent Schools Competition

Year 11 student Tom Davies competed in three disciplines at the Independent Schools Climbing Competition, claiming a first place in the most demanding of the events.

The ISCC competition took place at Big Rock in Milton Keynes and Worth representative Tom competed well against some tough opposition including a Team GB climber.

He was highly ranked for both Bouldering and Top Rope and was placed first in Lead Climbing, which is a huge achievement in such a prestigious, high calibre competition.

The competition involved tackling 12 bouldering problems (climbing without ropes), 12 top rope courses (climbing high walls with rope in place) and ten lead climbing routes (fixing rope as you climb). Points are awarded on the complexity of the climb, as well as for first, second or third attempt. The tougher climbs on first attempt give the highest score.

Thanks to Tom’s achievements, Worth is now acknowledged as a big competitor in the schools climbing competitions.