Coaching Weekends

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

Coaching Weekends at The Valley

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.

Our next coaching weekend will take place on the weekend of

18th-19th April

The programme will be released here in the run up to the event.


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.

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.

Scarpa

Coaching workshops with Scarpa athlete Robbie Phillips

Guest coach and Scarpa athlete Robbie Phillips will be running three informal coaching sessions, each one focussing on a specific style of climbing. Through carefully selected problems, Robbie will explore ideas around technique, movement and route-reading to identify new ideas for mastering each of the three styles.

Robbie Phillips

Edinburgh-based Robbie has taken on everything from bouldering to big walls with a trademark enthusiasm for everything vertical, enjoying personal success as a Team GB member in the competition scene and compiling an impressive back-catalog of outdoor adventures. Robbie is also a passionate coach who has worked with individuals and teams across the globe to get the most out of their climbing, as well as helping some of the UK’s top athletes on their way to international success. Read more about Robbie on his Scarpa profile


Slab workshop

Induction session

In this session Robbie will cover how to tackle those gentler slabs and grooves where footwork becomes the key to success.

Suitable for those attempting blacks (5-6c) and above. Please warm up before the sessions begin.

As places are limited, please book on to only one of Robbie's sessions.

Robbie PhillipsRobbie Phillips

Edinburgh-based Robbie has taken on everything from bouldering to big walls with a trademark enthusiasm for everything vertical, enjoying personal success as a Team GB member in the competition scene and compiling an impressive back-catalog of outdoor adventures. Robbie is also a passionate coach who has worked with individuals and teams across the globe to get the most out of their climbing, as well as helping some of the UK’s top athletes on their way to international success. Read more about Robbie on his Scarpa profile

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointReception / cafe area

Slope-tastic workshop

Induction session

It’s those big holds and volumes that you love to hate… how can you make the most of the seemingly un-holdable…? Robbie is here to help!

Suitable for those attempting blacks (5-6c) and above. Please warm up before the sessions begin.

As places are limited, please book on to only one of Robbie's sessions.

Robbie PhillipsRobbie Phillips

Edinburgh-based Robbie has taken on everything from bouldering to big walls with a trademark enthusiasm for everything vertical, enjoying personal success as a Team GB member in the competition scene and compiling an impressive back-catalog of outdoor adventures. Robbie is also a passionate coach who has worked with individuals and teams across the globe to get the most out of their climbing, as well as helping some of the UK’s top athletes on their way to international success. Read more about Robbie on his Scarpa profile

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointReception / cafe area

Steep workshop

Induction session

In this workshop, Robbie will be focussing on steeper overhangs and roofs... How can you stop yourself going all arms when the wall turns towards horizontal…?

Suitable for those attempting blacks (5-6c) and above. Please warm up before the sessions begin.

As places are limited, please book on to only one of Robbie's sessions.

Robbie PhillipsRobbie Phillips

Edinburgh-based Robbie has taken on everything from bouldering to big walls with a trademark enthusiasm for everything vertical, enjoying personal success as a Team GB member in the competition scene and compiling an impressive back-catalog of outdoor adventures. Robbie is also a passionate coach who has worked with individuals and teams across the globe to get the most out of their climbing, as well as helping some of the UK’s top athletes on their way to international success. Read more about Robbie on his Scarpa profile

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointReception / cafe area

Scarpa

These sessions are arranged with the help of Scarpa, distributed to the UK locally in Shiremoor. Visit scarpa.co.uk to explore their fantastic range of climbing shoes.


Finger strength testing

Induction session

With Tom Hobbs & Nigel Callender (Basic Session).

Using a digital testing system usually only available for research purposes, these assessment appointments will give you a highly accurate and objective measure of your finger strength. From these, you will be able to identify your baseline finger strength in order to efficiently tailor your training program, track your strength gains over time and help identify common weaknesses. This basic testing session will include highly accurate measures of: Peak finger strength, strength to weight ratio and measures of left-right strength balance.

Important: please warm up thoroughly before your slot!

Tom HobbsTom Hobbs

Tom is a Sports Science student with an interest in climbing physiology. He has climbed in many places around Europe and the UK and has bouldered 8a.

Session Info:
BookingRequired - see availability below
Session CostFree with normal entry
Meeting pointTraining area, near woodie boards, downstairs

Join us for...     

These small group sessions give you the opportunity to go around a circuit problem-by-problem with a coach, to get tips and advice, as well as a great opportunity to meet people climbing at a similar grade.

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


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.

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... 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.

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

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!

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 pointTraining floor gym 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£7.50
Meeting pointCentre reception

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