Thursday, 2 April 2015

New Climbing and Coaching Website

So since my last post things have changed a lot.  I’m very proud to announce the launch of my new climbing coaching business.  This has been over 10 years in the making, but really started to come together in the last 9 months.  Primarily focused at performance based climbing coaching, I work with beginners to advanced climbers.  Working on Technique, fitness, strength and conditioning.  I’ve also work alongside leading Physiotherapist to over rehabilitation and injury prevention sessions.

My website includes a details profile of climbing and professional qualifications and experience.  A full breakdown of what I can offer clients.  My blog on the site starts off with a video of my redpoint attempts on this amazing 8a in Margalef, then a review of this Years Youth Climbing Competition Series and finally a review of what Performance Climbing Coaching is.

I hope you enjoy the new website and hopefully see you climbing soon!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Nearly Home

My two months out here is coming to an end, on Tuesday I catch the bus down to Malaga to meet Yvette for a week in El Chorro then fly back to damp England. It’s been a good two months, although there has been rain I am still to miss a day’s climbing because if it. There definitely has been plenty of sun, most of the time we’ve headed swiftly to the shaded crags once warmed up.

Me at Orihuela

As with all trips it’s the people you meet who make it, it would have been a hell of a lot duller without Paul, Dan, Ryan, Scott and Elly. I’ve been taken to some incredible areas and climbed some incredible routes. Paul Thorburn who developed the Pirates of the Caribbean area below Toix T.V gave me a personal introduction to the area and I was able to enjoy some incredible pitches on immaculate rock.

Ryan at Orihuela

Although the climbing and company has been magnificent times here have been pretty frustrating, as someone quite unpleasantly put it to me yesterday, I’m just here to tag along. Every day climbing has generally been to belay someone on their project, or to make up numbers to go to a crag they want to go to. I’ve still not had a bad day’s climbing, but out of two months here I’ve only been to one crag at my behest, and that nearly got cancelled as well. In a way this doesn’t matter, I’ve achieved nearly all my goals, redpointing a few 7c, onsighting 7b+ and hopefully hitting my millage goal with Yvette next week. The only disappointing thing is I never managed to see so many other incredible crags, this region has so much to offer, but I feel I’m leaving having barely touched the surface.

Would I come back? Definitely, there is too much to do here not to come back.