Coaching Weekends

December 14th-15th: Suzan Dudink upgrades your climbing, "Join us for..." sessions, training board sessions with Andy Porter, yoga tasters and more...

Our coaching weekends are a fantastic opportunity to get free-with-your-entry coaching for current climbers, with guest coaches and workshops on everything from technique to core training to yoga. The weekends are currently running every other month.

You can log in to book a place for the sessions using the links below - you'll need to log in to your Climb Newcastle account to book.

The coaching weekend is a unique opportunity to get expert advice.

Movement Workshop with Suzan Dudink

Induction session

How can we move efficiently on the wall? Which parts of our body (should) initiate our climbing movement? And are certain parts of the body more critical than others? How important is speed of movement? These questions and more will be covered in the movement workshop. The workshop is especially useful for people who are relatively new to climbing. Demos, drills and challenges will be used to demonstrate and learn how the position of our body effects our movement patterns in climbing

This session is for fairly new climbers who have received little or no coaching in the past.

Suzan DudinkSuzan Dudink

Originally from Holland, Suzan started her sporting career in athletics (track and field) in which she competed for many years at national level and coached the junior team. Suzan discovered climbing when she was 21 and has never stopped climbing since. In 2008 she moved to England to live with her partner Andy Earl (former British boulder champion, Worldcup winner and manager/owner of Climb Newcastle). In 2009 she became one of the first woman to climb F8a+ boulder and started to develop her coaching and route setting skills. She has been part of Climb Newcastle’s route setting team for over 6 years, she has set for many different climbing walls, GB trainings and local competitions in the UK and abroad. Over the years she has helped many people, young and old, from beginners to GB members, to improve their climbing.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointCafe area

Climbing Drills Workshop with Suzan Dudink

Induction session

Learning a new movement pattern isn’t always easy. One way to help you learn a new movement pattern is to implement drills into your climbing warm-up or routine. Drills are activities purported to train, in isolation, aspects of a total movement pattern. But what climbing drills train which movement patterns?

In this session climbing drills and their benefit will be discussed and practised.

Suzan DudinkSuzan Dudink

Originally from Holland, Suzan started her sporting career in athletics (track and field) in which she competed for many years at national level and coached the junior team. Suzan discovered climbing when she was 21 and has never stopped climbing since. In 2008 she moved to England to live with her partner Andy Earl (former British boulder champion, Worldcup winner and manager/owner of Climb Newcastle). In 2009 she became one of the first woman to climb F8a+ boulder and started to develop her coaching and route setting skills. She has been part of Climb Newcastle’s route setting team for over 6 years, she has set for many different climbing walls, GB trainings and local competitions in the UK and abroad. Over the years she has helped many people, young and old, from beginners to GB members, to improve their climbing.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointCafe area

Board Meeting

Induction session

Come along for a meeting on the training boards to try out some problems set by chairman of the boards, Andy Porter!

The session will include problems across a wide range of grades on several angles of board, with encouragement and tips for success!

Andy PorterAndy Porter

Andy is a Climb Newcastle ambassador and was one of our original staff members. You also may know him as ASBO tester and judge!

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointTraining boards

Northern Soul Yoga

Induction session

A vinyasa based Yoga class with a focus on supporting the physical demands of a climber. Building some heat and stretching oot all those tight spots!

Sid GrahamSid Graham

I first found my love of yoga in around early 2016 through rock climbing. Having been a member of the GB Climbing Team for five years, it was introduced to me as an application to be practiced alongside climbing in order to compliment the sport. It wasn’t until I began to delve deeper into my own personal practice that I soon found yoga (or Yog) was in its self a treasure, not only through the physical asanas but through the mental and spiritual side of practice where the benefits exceeded beyond my expectations.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointSmall function room

Yoga Taster Session with YogaVidya

Induction session

A chance to try out a yoga taster session... YogaVidya combines Iyengar and Astanga styles to build strength, flexibility and balance through physical poses.

Yoga classes focus on physical (Asana) practice and introduce breath (Pranayama) and core strength (Bhanda). The Yoga class ends with 10 minutes of relaxation.

The Dynamic Yoga style gives beginners a strong grounding in body alignment in the poses (to avoid yoga injury) and builds strength quickly.

Carolyn HorrocksCarolyn Horrocks

Carolyn has been practising yoga for over 25 years and holds the British Wheel of Yoga teaching certificate which is recognised by Sport England. She also has a PhD in Cell Biology so expect a strong focus on the physiology of yoga. Yoga sessions in The Valley focus on physical (Asana) practice and introduce breath (Pranayama) and core strength (Bhanda). The Yoga class ends with 10 minutes of mindfulness practice.The dynamic yoga style gives beginners a strong grounding in body alignment in the poses (to avoid yoga injury) and builds strength quickly.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointSmall function room

One-to-one Sports treatment 20 minute taster

Induction session

Delivered by Hannah Mitchell BSc Sports Therapist, of Trailside Sports Therapy.

Hannah specializes in helping athletes enhance their performance whilst preventing and recovering from injury. This is specifically through a range of interventions including: movement therapy, yoga and flexibility training, muscle activation, sports and remedial massage, bodywork and myofascial release, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching and exercise coaching.

Hannah MitchellHannah Mitchell

Hannah is a professional sports therapist. She is dedicated to helping people improve performance and reduce stress through a connective and integrative approach to physical therapy and injury prevention. In addition to her clinics, Hannah provides sports therapy and dedicated team support internationally for a world-class, professional mountain bike team as well as various races on the enduro world series.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointSmall meeting room, downstairs

One-to-one Under 18 Sports treatment 20 minute taster

Induction session

Delivered by Hannah Mitchell BSc Sports Therapist, of Trailside Sports Therapy.

Children must be accompanied by adult.

Hannah specializes in helping athletes enhance their performance whilst preventing and recovering from injury. This is specifically through a range of interventions including: movement therapy, yoga and flexibility training, muscle activation, sports and remedial massage, bodywork and myofascial release, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching and exercise coaching.

Hannah MitchellHannah Mitchell

Hannah is a professional sports therapist. She is dedicated to helping people improve performance and reduce stress through a connective and integrative approach to physical therapy and injury prevention. In addition to her clinics, Hannah provides sports therapy and dedicated team support internationally for a world-class, professional mountain bike team as well as various races on the enduro world series.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointSmall meeting room, downstairs

Core Workout

Induction session

A short training session introducing some core exercises for climbers, applied with some interval training to get those abs burning!

Find out how to put together a short session that you can easily replicate to help build a strong core on the wall!

Chris GrahamChris Graham

Chris is a co-owner and company director of Climb Newcastle. A former GB Bouldering team member, reaching a top 20 international position and a podium 3rd place at the 2003 British Championships. Chris is best known for significant first ascents on his local Northumberland crags, most notably Caterpult (8a+) at Kyloe-In-The-Woods as well as repeats up to trad E8. Holding a PhD in early Universe physics, Chris' day job is in the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics at Newcastle University, where he teaches computing and looks after the department's online assessments.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointTraining floor gym area

Join us for... yellows

Induction session

Join a coach in a small group going round the yellow circuit from start to finish.

The yellow circuit is (approx) 5 to 6b in difficulty and you will get the best out of this session if you can do some but not all of them, or you would like to revisit them to find ways to climb them in better style.

Please book on to one "Join us for..." session only.

CN TeamCN Team

Our fab team of Climb Newcastle coaches just love to help you improve your climbing.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointCafe area

Join us for... blacks

Induction session

Join a coach in a small group going round the black circuit from start to finish.

The black circuit is (approx) 6a to 6c in difficulty and you will get the best out of this session if you can do some but not all of them, or you would like to revisit them to find ways to climb them in better style.

Please book on to one "Join us for..." session only.

CN TeamCN Team

Our fab team of Climb Newcastle coaches just love to help you improve your climbing.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointCafe area

Join us for... purples

Induction session

Join a coach in a small group going round the purple circuit from start to finish.

The purple circuit is (approx) 6a to 7a in difficulty and you will get the best out of this session if you can do some but not all of them, or you would like to revisit them to find ways to climb them in better style.

Please book on to one "Join us for..." session only.

Chris GrahamChris Graham

Chris is a co-owner and company director of Climb Newcastle. A former GB Bouldering team member, reaching a top 20 international position and a podium 3rd place at the 2003 British Championships. Chris is best known for significant first ascents on his local Northumberland crags, most notably Caterpult (8a+) at Kyloe-In-The-Woods as well as repeats up to trad E8. Holding a PhD in early Universe physics, Chris' day job is in the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics at Newcastle University, where he teaches computing and looks after the department's online assessments.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointCafe area

Join us for... greens

Induction session

Join a coach in a small group going round the green circuit from start to finish.

The green circuit is (approx) 6b to 7b in difficulty and you will get the best out of this session if you can do some but not all of them, or you would like to revisit them to find ways to climb them in better style.

Please book on to one "Join us for..." session only.

Chris GrahamChris Graham

Chris is a co-owner and company director of Climb Newcastle. A former GB Bouldering team member, reaching a top 20 international position and a podium 3rd place at the 2003 British Championships. Chris is best known for significant first ascents on his local Northumberland crags, most notably Caterpult (8a+) at Kyloe-In-The-Woods as well as repeats up to trad E8. Holding a PhD in early Universe physics, Chris' day job is in the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics at Newcastle University, where he teaches computing and looks after the department's online assessments.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointCafe area


New to climbing? This is just for you: Open Induction Session for beginners

Induction session

Our induction sessions get you started with the safety and climbing basics to use our centres.

This discounted session is an opportunity to do the session with other newbies: a great chance to meet people and take on the vertical challenge together!

The price includes shoe hire and day pass, so you can stay as long as you like after the session.

CN TeamCN Team

Our fab team of Climb Newcastle coaches just love to help you improve your climbing.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session Cost£10
Meeting pointCentre reception

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