Private Coaching

Private coaching sessions can unlock your climbing potential. Our dedicated coaching team are experienced and qualified climbers, each with their own coaching specialities.

Sessions may be booked as one-off or block bookings. Your first session includes a free 15 minute consultation with your coach to help you get the best out of your session.

Head Climbing Coach

Kirsten Pyper

For experienced climbers looking for 1:1 or 1:2 coaching with a Senior Climbing Coach.

Coach Kirsten is a passionate climber, experienced in competition climbing, training and performing. Kirsten is skilled in delivering coaching sessions to adults and children, and writing training plans tailored towards individual goals.

Experience of coaching children to GB National Development Squad and Scottish National Development Squad.

Kirsten specialises in coaching elite youth climbers and long term athlete development including physical training, strength and conditioning.

Qualifications and Experience

  • GB Junior Lead Team Member 2013-2016
  • Head Coach Eden Rock Edinburgh Youth Squad
  • Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI)
  • BMC Fundamentals Level 1,2 & 3
  • Mountain Training Foundation Coach Training
  • Mountain Training Development Coach Training
  • UK Coaching Safeguarding,
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • MA Philosophy



Climbing Centre Supervisor & Senior Coach

Grace Dixon

For experienced climbers looking for 1:1 or 1:2 coaching with a Senior Climbing Coach.

Coach Grace is skilled in delivering coaching sessions to adults and children, and writing plans tailored towards individual goals. 

Experience of coaching children and adults from beginner to intermediate climber. Qualified to deliver NICAS Bouldering Level 4, GCSE Syllabus, NICAS Wild Climbers and Duke of Edinburgh Assessor.

Grace specialises in trad climbing and can help you get the most out of your tech-y slab/vertical climbing.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI)
  • BMC Fundamentals Level 1,2 & 3
  • Mountain Leader Training
  • Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • NICAS Bouldering Course Director
  • NICAS Bouldering & Wild Climbers Tier 1 Induction
  • MA Social Justice in Education
  • BSc Physical and Outdoor Education