Warriors players scaled new heights when they visited the Redpoint Climbing Centre in Worcester as part of their pre-season training.

The first team squad tackled artificial rock climbing walls rather than opponents in a fun afternoon that combined physical challenges with team building at the Midland Road centre.

“Red point climbing centre had us down to do some climbing. I don’t think many of us were built for it but it was good fun,” said Warriors hooker Isaac Miller.

“Jono Lance was good, he’s been a couple of times by himself. Michael Heaney was like mountain goat too.

“I surprised myself by getting to the top of the tallest one. I don’t know how I did it – I’m not the best with heights but it was great fun. It was to do something outside of Sixways and do some team building.”

Wales international centre Ashley Beck, who is back in full training having missed most of last season with a broken ankle, also enjoyed the climbing session.

“It’s great to be back with boys and being back training again. I haven’t timed it well, missing the rugby side of it and back in for pre-season. But Johan Pretorius and the conditioners have planned it well and we’ve enjoyed the first few weeks,” Beck said.

“Chris Pennell sorted out some rock climbing for the boys, you can tell he comes with his daughter because he’s a little bit better than the rest of us.

“It’s great to get out and do a bit like this, especially when there’s lots going on in Worcester. It shows the new boys what there is to do. We’ve had some good team bonding and a bit of banter.”