Over the 2nd quarter, a Bellcate student has been exploring a form of rock climbing
at the local Metrorock Climbing Center known as “Bouldering.” The sport focuses on ascending small (8-12 ft) to mid-sized (12-15ft) boulders, with varying routes, without ropes or a harness. These routes, also known as problems, vary in difficulty depending on the degree of incline, size, and spacing of holds on which to grip and climb. Our student has been challenging himself by attempting different problems throughout the quarter, developing different approaches, holds, and maneuvers along the way. Problems are edited or added to, which keeps climbers coming back to tackle new challenges. Rock on! This style of climbing is demanding, requiring strong grip and core strength. It helps develop quick problem solving and decision making skills, while increasing self efficacy.


  • Kelly, Parent

    Our son was born in the middle of the night in a hospital about an hour away from where we live, I was there, not because I gave birth to him but because I am his mom. My husband was also there, not because his DNA runs through our son’s veins, but because he is… Read more »

    ~ Kelly