Coaching and Holidays

Irish John from Swiss - Redpointed 7b
I work as a coach for many different people in numerous walks of life. Everybody has different requirements and as a coach it is my responsibility to provide the solutions to the challenges my clients face. From learning the basic techniques right from the start to advanced athlete development and maintenance programmes, I have the tools to take your climbing forwards and upwards.

My client base runs from one to one clients, small and personal groups to large regular group sessions. Past and current clients include The Ratho Climbing Centre, The Castle Climbing Wall and The Climbing Academy Youth squads, the Inter-services World Championship Team and The British Bouldering Team. With the British Team I work alongside Nic Clement and we actively organise monthly Team Trainings and work closely with the Brittish Boulder team throughout the year.

In the past I worked as a Planet Fear Coach until they stopped running holidays in 2008. I was a regular coach with Planet Fear running group holidays to Kalymnos, Sardinia and Fontainebleau as well as Portland and the Peak District in the UK.

In 2012 I joined Adrian Berry as 2nd coach on his 'Positive Climbing' holidays.

I also run bespoke holidays around the world for individuals and private groups so to book you dream trip just email me at

Indoor Masterclasses are 1.5hrs and cost 75 GBP for one-to-one sessions and 100 GBP for groups of 2-4 clients.
(Wall entry is payable by clients + travel expenses may be payable outside London)

For outdoor coaching/ climbing holidays visit, also providing horse-riding, walking and multi-activity holidays.

Larger groups (eg. universities, schools, climbing clubs) can be acommodated on request. Please email for a quote.