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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

CCA Overview

TPJC Rock Climbing aims to provide opportunities for students to acquire basic climbing skills, promote sportsmanship and develop qualities of leadership, resilience and team spirit. Students will gain exposure to different climbing walls and receive relevant trainings as well as Certifications for Basic Climbing Level 1 and Basic Climbing Level 2 by a Singapore Mountaineering Federation certified instructor. The Team will participate in various Climbing Competitions for greater exposure and the annual ‘A’ Division Climbing Championship for both the Bouldering Category as well as the Lead Category. The Rock Climbing experience will enable students to hone their leadership skills and emerge as athletes of grit and tenacity.

EXCO Members

Position Name
Captain Tan Wei Zhi Nicholas (16S12)
Vice-Captain Darren Loh Rui Jie (16S16)
Vice-Captain Erynn Szeto Yan Kay (16S15)
Quarter Master Tan Jia Qi (16S19)

Teachers in-charge

Dr Mohamed Aris
Ms Anna Maria
Ms Chua Jie Ying Jacqueline

Main Highlights:

National Schools Bouldering Championships 2016

9 boys and 6 girls from the TPJC Rock Climbing team participated in the 2016 National Schools Bouldering Championships held on 18 March 2016 at Xinmin Secondary School. The Team worked hard and put up an outstanding performance. Out of the many schools that took part, our boys emerged victorious during the Qualifiers. The overall points accumulated by all our climbers, especially by the top 5 scorers namely, Tan Ye Xun of 15S14, Muhammad Afiq Bin Ayub of 15S23, Carl Matthew Senarta of 15S15, Bryan Khoo Chin How of 15S05 and Tan Ee Hua of 15S14, helped to win the trophy for the College for achieving the Overall First Runner Up, coming in second place for the ‘A’ Division Boys (Team). In addition, Ye Xun, Muhammad Afiq and Matthew eventually secured the 3rd, 4th and 6th place respectively in the Finals.

TPJC Rock Climbing Team (2015-2016)

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2016 ‘A’ Division Girls Qualifying Round

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2016 ‘A’ Division Boys Qualifying Round

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From the left:
Carl Matthew Senarta of 15S15, Muhammad Afiq Bin Ayub of 15S23 and Tan Ye Xun of 15S14.

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Nationals Climbing Championships (Lead and Bouldering)

The Rock Climbing Team also participated in the Nationals Climbing Championships in April. For the lead climbing category, most of our climbers managed to enter the Finals, with Shermaine Lim Jia Qi of 15A01 clinching the third position in the Junior Girls category and Carl Matthew Senarta clinching the first position in the Invitational category. On top of that, Matthew also managed to clinch the second position in this competition for the bouldering category.

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The National Climbing Championships 2016 (Lead)

The Rock Climbing Values In Action Project

The Rock Climbing Team collaborated with East Coast Primary School this year for our VIA Project. We planned for a 4-hour programme for the Primary 5 students that involved activities that were conducted concurrently with switchovers after every hour. Each station had a specific activity, ranging from bouldering, scaling the high wall, a College tour and a game of Captain’s ball as well as Frisbee. The planned activities promoted leadership and teamwork.

 

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Climbing Competitions 2016

In order to gain more experience and greater exposure, the Team participated in competitive events such as Gravical and the PumpFest 2016. The Team also shared their passion for the sport and contributed to a Values In Action Project, in collaboration with East Coast Primary School during the June holidays. This project involved the planning and execution of climbing events as well as interactive bonding activities with about 100 Primary 5 students.

The JC1 climbers participated in Pumpfest 2016

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Annual Spring Cleaning

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Trainings at Onsight Climbing Gym

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6 of our JC2 climbers participated in SMU Gravical 2017. Lean Ming Yao of 16S18 put up an outstanding performance, securing the 7th place out of a total of 224 participants in the Novice Men Category.

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