Take your climbing to the next level.

Been climbing for a while and looking to progress beyond your current limits? You’re on the right page. Improving at climbing isn’t just about strength and body conditioning, it’s about learning new skills and techniques too 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.

Climbing
coaching.

Do you want to learn new climbing techniques and movement skills? Do you want to climb with more style and less effort? Do you want to improve your climbing grade?

Open to all climbers from beginner+ to advanced levels, our junior and adult climbing coaching sessions are the best way to fast-track your climbing progression and push your climbing grade to the next level and beyond.

Working with our highly experienced climbing coach, we guarantee that your climbing will improve as you develop a better understanding of the application of climbing movement and gain an insight into more advanced training techniques.

Your
coach.

Assistant Manager at Beacon Climbing Centre, Mark Dicken has been climbing since 1987 and formally instructing climbing since 2003.

Mark has many years of coaching experience, including working with young climbers competing at national level. With an enthusiastic, inspirational and light-hearted approach, backed up by extensive experience and technical competence, Mark’s coaching sessions will help to improve your skills and climbing performance.

Aside from his professional responsibilities, Mark is a prolific new router, seeker of unclimbed boulders, esoteric adventurer and co-author of the highly acclaimed Llanberis Slate guidebook.

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!

Elaine

I want to improve… what are the options?

LEAD CLIMBING COURSE

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

Lead
Climbing
Course.

  • 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.

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.

ADULT PROGRESSION

120/ person
  • Minimum age 18
  • 6 week progression programme
  • ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

Adult
Progression
Coaching.

  • Suitable for climbers age 18+.

  • Sessions run on Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

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

These structured coaching programmes are suitable for climbers age 18+ taking a proactive approach to climbing and are designed to help you to develop a longer term strategy for improving your climbing. Tuition is based on individual requirements, whether general improvement, physical, psychological, or technique based.

The sessions are suitable for all beginner+ to advanced climbers who want to push their climbing to the next level and are tailored to the needs of each individual climber attending.

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.

JUNIOR PROGRESSION

90/ person
  • Under 18s
  • 6 week progression programme
  • ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

Junior
Progression
Coaching.

  • Suitable for youth climbers age under 18.

  • Sessions run on Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

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

These structured coaching programmes are suitable for all under 18 climbers taking a proactive approach to climbing and are designed to help youth climbers develop a longer term strategy for improving their climbing. Tuition is based on individual requirements, whether general improvement, physical, psychological, or technique based.

The sessions are suitable for all beginner+ to advanced climbers who want to push their climbing to the next level and are tailored to the needs of each individual climber attending.

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.