Climbing wall

The state-of-the-art Pete Boardman climbing wall was opened in 2008. The wall is named after the former pupil who is renowned as one of the greats of British Himalayan mountaineering.

The wall, which is situated in the Sports hall, reaches a height of 20 metres and has interchangeable slots which allow our Outdoor Education Co-ordinator Mr Hughes and climbing coach Mr Pinder to set up different routes to challenge pupils.

The pupils use the skills they have learnt on the wall on trips to countryside locations where they go climbing and bouldering. They also take part in competitions such as Climbing Hanger’s Winter Bouldering League and the Manchester Schools Climbing Competition.