Shauna started climbing at the young age of 4 and has been competing most of her life. We see her as the current and two-time world bouldering champion, but it is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication and purposeful practice.
Shauna has pushed herself, the sport and now the next generation.
Last year Shauna was a sell-out attraction at the Youth Climbing Symposium and it was easy to see why. Every climber, young or old, who had a coaching session with Shauna and Leah left with a grin from ear to ear.
It may seem to some as just having fun, but Shauna often explores what she is capable of – whether it is creating her own climbs indoors, playing on volumes or her infamous acro yoga. Developing a greater understanding of how to control your body us hugely important for climbers – especially young climbers who are on the same journey as Shauna has taken herself.
The master of movement, the fanatical analyst and the man behind many successful rock and competition climbers. Having studied sports science and climbed extensively himself, an injury turned Udi’s focus and attention to others. Having written a book called ‘The Art and Science of bouldering’, many regard Udo as one of the “go-to” heads in climbing. His understanding of movement surpasses most and his years breaking individual moves down to the minute detail has earnt him and his clients’ huge successes. Everyone can learn from Udo.
Author of Gimme Kraft and trainer to many of the world’s greatest climbers, Dicki, an 8c climber himself is most well known for his close work with Alec Megos – the first climber to ever onsight 9a.
Dicki is a functional trainer – a profiling coach who breaks down every element to understand an individual’s weaknesses, so they can address them specifically. Injury prevention and functional movement is key. It’s not just about pulling hard.
Also the author of Gimme Kraft and man behind Alex Megos as well as numerous other athletes, Patrick is well regarded in this industry. Gimme Kraft taught us about sport specific functional movement in a far more developed way than any other material to date. Patrick has also climbed 8c himself.
Patrick understands how to make sure you can move more effectively and therefore not only climb harder but avoid injury.
One of Britain’s most accomplished and well-known athletes. Leah Crane has done it all – hard sport, bouldering, DWS and trad. She has been coached throughout her early years of climbing and dedicated her life to the sport.
As a result, there are not many climbers out there that can move better than Leah. She truly understands what her body is capable of and how to achieve certain moves – quite often in ways no other climbers can achieve.
An ex-gymnast, current world-cup athlete and also coach to world cup champion Shauna Coxsey.
Shauna and Leah’s sessions are functional, exciting and fun. They were sold out last year, so make sure you are quick to book onto this one.
This event wouldn’t exist without this man. Neil Gresham was the founder of coaching for climbing. When others told him there wasn’t a place for coaching in climbing, Neil pushed through and excelled in the sport and helped others do exactly that. Leah Crane was brought up under the guidance of Neil as were many other top British athletes.
Incredibly well respected worldwide. Starting off with trad climbing, Neil has climbed most of the hardest and most dangerous routes in Britain – from The Indian Face (E9 6c) to Equilibrium (E10 7a).
When we look at DWS – Neil has put up or repeated most of the hard routes in the UK and around the world. From Oman and Vietnam to the UK and Majorca – highlights being Olympiad (8b) in Pembroke and Ho Chi Minh in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
From being a world-class story teller, to an expert in his field. We are incredibly excited to offer sessions with Neil.
Some spell his name DYNO as Louis first came to fame for his exciting and quite frankly implausible moves. Louis has gone on to climb various hard boulders around the world but more importantly worked on his own climbing, movement and coaching. Louis has founded his own coaching company – catalyst Climbing which is well regarded around London, UK.
You will struggle to find a more enthusiastic and supportive coach. When you may have given up hope, Louis has got enough to share and encourage you up something you once deemed impossible.
His sessions last year were favourites among many and it is easy to see why. You will leave feeling happier and accomplished.