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Fontainebleau Coaching Holiday

The Fontainebleau Workshop 2017

29th April - 6th May

Without doubt the best way of improving your technique! A week of technique coaching set on the fabled sandstone boulders of Fontainebleau (just south of Paris).

This week is for climbers of all abilities who share the desire to push themselves and progress to new levels.

Hosted by Adrian Berry and Gareth Parry.

More info and online booking here.

Provence Coaching Holiday

The Provence Workshop 2017

13th May - 20th May

Our newsest coaching holiday based at Alauzon, just outside Buis les Baronnies, France. A more technical climbing experience than Kalymnos. This trip includes all meals and local transportation - just get your train/plane ticket and leave the rest to us.

Hosted by Adrian Berry and Gareth Parry.

More info and online booking here.


What is climbing coaching?

Climbing coaching is the teaching of all the 'positive' aspects of climbing; the postitive aspects are what get you to the top of the route or boulder problem that you've set your sights on.

Climbing coaching includes the teaching of good technique, but it is far more than that: it incorporates the world of tactics: in other words, how to plan your climbing so that you make the very best of what you already have.

Climbing coaching covers the psychological aspects of climbing - self-belief is incredibly important, and a confident approach on a climb is a far greater asset than the latest in climbing gear!

Lastly, climbing coaching gives us a fresh perspective on what our strengths and weaknesses are, and will allow individuals to follow structured training plans to work on physical and psychological improvement areas.

What climbing coaching isn't!

Climbing coaching does not focus on the safety aspects of climbing. These are the incredibly important 'negative' aspects of climbing - concerning how 'not' to hurt yourself or others in what is a potentially dangerous activity. Only climbers who are confident in taking responsibility for their own safety in their chosen area of climbing are ready to receive coaching.