Neil Gresham
Training + Coaching
Group Masterclasses

Neil’s highly acclaimed masterclass sessions are always fun and informal events. They are ideal for anyone who is climbing between F6a and F7a who is keen improve. The usual focus is on how to get the very most from your climbing wall sessions. We all tend to do the same old things but Neil will provide you with new ideas to boost your motivation and kick-start your climbing to the next level.

Group Masterclass at Craggy Island
Photo: Craggy Island

Neil’s sessions usually involve a combination of bouldering and leading, although a special focus can be made on one or the other. He always adapts the content to the requirements of the group.

Areas Covered
  • How to warm-up safely and effectively.
  • How to keep your technique improving continuously:
    • Tips for better footwork, maintaining balance, moving fluidly, staying relaxed and conserving energy.
    • Tricks for leading such as reading the route, resting, changing pace, clipping, falling and advanced belaying.
  • Training advice:
    • How to use the wall to improve strength and endurance.
    • Ideas for home training and how to compile a basic training programme.
In Praise of Neil’s Masterclass sessions:

"Thank you so much for the Masterclass I attended today! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and must admit I was slightly nervous. However the class far exceeded any expectations! Within 5 minutes I knew we were on to something and by the end - the slate was wiped clean! The techniques you taught us altered my mindset and from now on, my approach to climbing!
I’m now looking at climbing in a new light and can’t wait to practice these new techniques until I get them dialed! I’m sure you get lots of emails like this but I just wanted to say THANK YOU Neil for a totally mind blowing masterclass today!"

Jonathan E 09

"I really enjoyed the session, and felt that I walked away both motivated about my climbing, and having gained some good tips about my technique and some valuable advice on how to train properly. I especially like the new dynamic belaying method Neil taught us. Also it was good to get some feedback on my climbing, so I can understand where I am at level-wise.
Neil came across very well, and seemed open and friendly, and held the session in a very relaxed way, while at the same time getting his points across. I like the way he teaches. I think the proof is in the pudding really. Before Neil came I had only climbed the red route to the left of the slab on top-rope and after Neil’s lesson, I lead it with relative ease. All in all, money well spent. Thanks Neil!!"

Andrew G (Norwich) 08

"It was a truly inspiring day. Neil has such an enthusiastic and personable nature and his advice was spot on. It has definitely rekindled the hunger to keep climbing and progress further... It was also very useful to have an educated outsider’s point of view on your climbing, providing an honesty that your friends can’t necessarily give you (or that you'd necessarily listen to!). Thanks very much, Neil."

Sian (Norwich) 08

"I was a little apprehensive about the masterclass, with the large group and mixed abilities but I really shouldn’t have been. Yet again, your drive and enthusiasm really meant everyone got the most out of the session. Graham came out during the mid-way break saying “I can’t believe this, I’ve gone from zero to hero just like that”. I don’t think he could have put it any better. The individual advice and tips given were so valuable and made such a difference for everyone taking part - it really proved that it’s not just any “group coaching course”. What’s more, it was clear to everyone that coaching is something you are so passionate about, and get real enjoyment out of enabling climbers - who once claimed to be “too weak to do that problem” - absolutely cruise it second go. I think everyone really appreciated the in depth knowledge you were able to pass on in response to questions that were asked"


Prices may vary but Neil‘s usual ticket price for group sessions with 6 - 10 people is approximately £40 for 2 hours or £50 for 3 hours. Climbing wall managers who are interested in booking Neil are invited to email him directly.