I have been coaching climbing for around 7 years and specialise in designing periodised training programmes for elite level climbers. I have worked with both private individuals and members of the GB Climbing Team in bringing about changes in climbing performance by making adjustments in the balances of types of training that are carried out.
In terms of track record I have written successful programmes for a number of World Cup podiums, up to 8c+ sport climbers, professional sponsored athletes, alpine climbers and many "dark horses" who achieve the grades we all hope are possible with some hard work! As I always tell my clients, "there is no secret to achieving" but there are many clever tricks to put you in the right place to do so.
I have designed a unique board called "The Lattice Board" which I use to assess the climber's underlying levels of fitness and strength. Through the assessment process, I am then able to fine tune the climber's training and work to eliminate weaknesses.
Please get in touch if you would like to work with me, whether you're aiming for 9a, 8a or just want to take the next step forward.
"Tom's advice and guidance has been invaluable to my continued improvement in climbing. His knowledge about training is second to none, and his methods of assessment are more detailed and scientific than any others I know of."
Alex Barrows, 8c+ redpointer
"Tom has played a big part in the success I have had in my International Climbing Competitions over the last 4 years. I would recommend his involvement in your improvement in climbing and as a person to refer to when in need of direction and advice."
Ed Hamer, GB Junior Team
"I've been training with Tom for a year now. I was really impressed by his scientific approach to finding my weaknesses and in my first year he coached me up the 35m 8c "Bat Route" at Malham, a level I never thought I'd reach in the endurance style of climbing."
Stu Littlefair 8c redpointer
"Through Toms coaching, support and knowledge he has given me the tools to reach a level of climbing I never dreamed of achieving. However it was the motivation and passion that Tom embodies that really enabled me to reach my potential. What I learnt with Toms help is more than a climbing skill, its a life skill and one that has made who I am."
Luke Tilley, GB Junior Team