Robert Land Academy Students Excel at Climbing Competition

Thu, 2011-11-24 09:34 -- Captain A. Spaan

The Robert Land Academy Climbing Team competed at its first competition on November 20, 2011 at Peaks Climbing Gym in St. Catharines, Ontario.  Two RLA students, Paul B and Brendan W both competed throughout this three hour competition. 

All competitors were free to climb any of the 45 routes that were set.  If they were successful at their climb they received a point value based on the difficulty of each climb.  Their six highest scoring climbs were added together to give their total score.

In the Junior Category, Robert Land Academy students Paul B, with a score of 2795 and Brendan W, with a score of 2180, finished in second and third place respectively.  According to RLA Climbing Team Coach, Lt. Banta, “both RLA participants climbed fairly advanced routes, with the competitors gaining valuable experience about competition climbing”.  Officials from the competition organizer, the Ontario Climbing Federation, were very supportive of the climbing program at Robert Land Academy.

The Robert Land Academy Climbing Team is preparing for their next competitions planned for December 3rd and January 14th.  Congratulations to both climbers on your excellent effort.