Climb Newcastle News: Free Coaching


Our huge new campaign to make you all great climbers begins this coming Monday 1st October with the following classes free with your normal centre entry...

  • 5:15-5:45pm:
    Fingerboard Workshop

    An informative and interactive session working on fingerboard exercises (that's pull-ups and stuff), designed to help you plan a session for yourself in the future, or just act as a regular class to keep you motivated.
    Pre-requisites: Being able to do a pull-up is helpful (but not essential).
    How to take part: Booking opens on the day of the session. You can ring or put your name down at reception when you arrive. Places are limited for this session. You should be warmed up prior to the session starting, and we meet in the training room at 5:15pm prompt. Open to over 18s only.

  • 6:45-7:15pm:
    Core Workshop

    Good core strength is the secret (not any more) to a strong climber - we're talking the stuff in the middle, abs and so on - this session keeps climbing in mind so it's not all sit-ups, we'll always be thinking about making the exercises relevant to getting up those problems. Again designed to help you plan a session for yourself in the future, or just act as a regular class to keep you motivated.
    Pre-requisites: None.
    How to take part: Booking opens on the day of the session. You can ring or put your name down at reception when you arrive. Places are limited for this session. You should be warmed up prior to the session starting, and we meet in the training room at 6:45pm prompt. Open to over 18s only.

  • 7:30pm onwards:
    Improver Session

    From 7:30pm a coach will be on hand to give you some tips on our (let's be honest, sometimes perplexing) problems, and pointers on your climbing technique, maybe even hints on how to structure your training. This is a very informal session, don't expect the coach to be with you every minute, but if you want to discuss something in particular make sure you're in the cafe at the start of the session. There's also an optional theme to each session so if you become a regular you can work on something slightly different each week.
    Pre-requisites: You should have climbed before, otherwise you need to do a foundation session.
    How to take part: No booking is required - Simply meet in the lounge at 7:30pm, or grab the coach when he's 'on his rounds'. Open to over 18s only.

These sessions will run again next friday, with the core and fingerboard slots swapped over. And then every Monday and Friday thereafter until you're all amazing climbers! :-)