A team of 6 boys from Years 7 and 8 took part in the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley boys climbing competition at Roefield last Friday. They arrived to face a variety of challenges on the indoor climbing wall which would test their skills and nerve, accumulating points for skill and agility. The first challenge was to traverse the bouldering wall, moving sideways along selected bonus handholds and hanging on to defy gravity! This proved the most difficult with the challenge of the overhang forcing the boys to carry their whole weight in their feet and fingertips. There was then a full vertical climb to the top of the wall which all boys completed successfully. The final challenge was a speed climb, which involved moving over an overhang as quickly as possible to reach a target high up on the wall. Again, all completed this with some very impressive speedy moves and agility. Finn Connolly set an unbeatable target, finishing in under 20 seconds. Oakhill came away with the highest score of the day, topping the leaderboard of local schools with a clear lead of 10 points, and a total of 104. The team have now qualified for the Lancashire competition in June. Well done to all the team who represented Oakhill proudly and took part with great enthusiasm, supporting each other throughout.