Climbing progression at Beacon.

Been climbing for a while and looking to progress beyond your current level? You’re on the right page. Improving at climbing isn’t just about strength and body conditioning; it’s also about learning new skills and techniques so that you can use your body more efficiently. Our progression options will help you get the most out of your climbing and will help you to access climbs and areas at Beacon that have previously been unattainable too. Hoorah for that.

I want to improve… what are the options?


  • Suitable for climbers age 18+.

  • Initial consultation £45 per person 1:1.*

  • Initial consultation £35 per person 1:2.*

  • Follow up sessions (90 minutes) £30.*

*You will also need to pay the standard DAY PASS fee unless you hold a 5 or 10 entry pass or unlimited membership. Climbers with 5 or 10 entry passes will have a single entry removed from their pass. Climbers with unlimited membership can attend for the prices listed here – no further entry fee is payable.


*from £35/ person
  • Minimum age 18
  • 90 minute initial consultation

Suitable for Beacon registered members aged 18+, our private coaching sessions provide personalised tuition for beginner+ to advanced climbers and can be booked as one-off sessions or as part of a regular programme.

You’ll discuss how you want to improve and/or what you want to achieve with your coach who will then work with you to identify and improve any areas of weakness. You’ll be given feedback based on analysis of your climbing, alongside tips, advice and exercises that will give you a clearer understanding of what you need to work on and how you can achieve your goals.

Tuition is personalised and based on individual requirements, whether general improvement, physical, psychological, or technique based.


  • Suitable for climbers age 18+.

  • Comprehensive introduction to lead climbing.

  • 4 hours of instruction with 2x 2 hour sessions.

  • Price includes climbing centre entry fees.

You should be a confident top rope climber and belayer before enrolling on this course – feel free to speak to a member of staff if you are uncertain.


£50/ person
  • Minimum age 18
  • 4 hours of instruction

If you’ve mastered belaying and developed a head for heights by top rope climbing, then the next step to progress your climbing is by learning how to lead climb.

This type of climbing is considered a more exciting and satisfying way to climb and will provide you with the opportunity to use the more overhanging walls at Beacon that are not accessible on a top rope.

Our Lead Climbing Intro course will get you started, introducing you to lead climbing gently and building confidence in your approach as the course progresses. The comprehensive syllabus includes everything you need to know and covers both the skills and psychological preparations required for lead climbing.


  • Suitable for climbers age 18+.

  • Sessions run on Thursdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

*You will also need to pay the standard DAY PASS fee unless you hold a 5 or 10 entry pass or unlimited membership. Climbers with 5 or 10 entry passes will have a single entry removed from their pass. Climbers with unlimited membership can attend for the prices listed here – no further entry fee is payable.


20/ person
  • Minimum age 18
  • Choice of 10 different topics

If you have recently started out, or if you are feeling stuck with progress, and you want to learn new climbing skills and technique to help you improve, sign up here!

These fortnightly coaching workshops operate during the winter months at Beacon and are suitable for registered members aged 18+.  Each 1 hour 30 minute workshop covers a specific topic and there are 10 different workshops to choose from applicable to both roped climbing and bouldering.

Choose from the following topics, or if you’re really keen to get the most out of your climbing, try and attend as many as you can!

1. Dynamic Movement
2. Steep Ground
3. Foot work
4. Balance and Movement
5. Solving Boulder Problems
6. Improving Endurance
7. Strength Conditioning
8. Structuring your Sessions
9. Confident Leading
10. Redpointing Routes


Read what our customers are writing about us!

Progression Coaching has helped me a great deal with my climbing, technique-wise, movement-wise and with my anxiety about falling, to the point where I feel more confident and happier with my climbing. The falling practice has helped me massively with controlling the anxiety I would sometimes feel, which I felt was stopping my leading progression. I feel that I have improved with my bouldering too – even if I do only use it to warm up and practice before lead climbing – and I enjoy bouldering more now than I did before the course.  All in all, money well spent and I would recommend the course to anyone who asks!

I’m just getting back into climbing, so the Progression Coaching course was perfect timing, especially because I didn’t want to form bad habits that would be harder to correct in the future. The course provided me with a lot of information that I can continue to use to improve and progress my climbing. Thanks for being so positive and encouraging. It’s done my confidence a lot of good, as well as improving my climbing technique!

Surprisingly, the most significant thing I learnt on the course wasn’t really about climbing. It was that I had significant muscle imbalances (weak back muscles). Since being made aware of this, and undertaking the suggested exercises, my shoulder injury has almost completely gone; my posture is now far better, and after doing further research on the subject, I’m aware that I’m far less likely to injury my shoulders and elbows in the future. This knowledge has had a huge impact not just on my climbing but also on my day-to-day life. Before the course, I was completely ignorant of this. This knowledge in isolation would have more than justified doing the course. Many thanks! The course was enjoyable, hugely beneficial and extremely rewarding.