Learning to How to Train

Winter Coaching Workshops

A lot of climbers benefit from a planned approach to their training particularly during the Winter months when most of the time we are indoors. This 3 day course (10:00 - 5:00pm) will take place January - March 2019 on a weekend at venues in the North East (Sunderland Wall and  ROF59)on 12th January,  9th February and  2nd March). This coaching course is aimed at climbers operating around Fr sport grade 6a - 6c and will provide a springboard to help you achieve your goals out on the crag in 2019:  

·         efficient climbing movement and resting in a variety of climbing environments from slabs to overhanging walls

·         footwork, body position, grip types and dynamic movement

·         how to train to improve endurance, strength and strength endurance

·          conditioning and injury avoidance

·         developing a positive mindset including falling progressions

·         developing a tactical approach including route reading and pacing

·         video analysis to support the development of climbing technique

Training activities will be provided  and groups will be small to facilitate individual coaching. The cost will be £300 per person plus wall entry fees. Only 6 places on this course so get in touch ASAP if you'd like to book a place or to find out more.

Calling all climbing coaches and instructors in the North of England!

I’m running the following Mountain Training Coaching/BMC FUNdamentals courses at a wall near you: 

Harrogate Climbing Centre

  • BMC FUNdamentals 1: 23 October
  • BMC FUNdamentals 2: 24 October
  • Foundation Coach training: 25 October
  • Development Coach training: 26, 27 October

Sunderland Wall

  • BMC FUNdamentals 1: 25 September
  • BMC FUNdamentals 2: 26 September
  • BMC FUNdamentals 3: 02 October
  • Development Coach training: 03, 04 October

Further information for FUNdamentals courses; Further information for MT courses

Get in touch if you would like to book a place.


Rebrand and new website

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