Improvers Coaching Week

Improving your grade is not about getting stronger!   It is however all about learning proper technique and then ingraining it so it becomes second nature.

If you know how to move your body, you should be able to climb anything, no matter how strong you are.

Good technique is all about ingraining movements, coordinating the upper and lower body and maintaining awareness of how much effort you’re expending to the point that it becomes second nature. Great climbers aren’t thinking about what they need to do — they just do the exact right thing.

Improvements in one’s technique are much less tangible—harder to measure or gauge. Thus, it can be difficult to know how to approach this, a week with Rich Mayfield will tackle this and you will be given a workbook at the start of the week and your weaknesses and strengths will be addressed throughout.

5 Days Costa Blanca      £650.00


You should be able to lead comfortably outdoors at least 5’s for Level 1 and 6’s for level 2 week. Contact us to discuss what week you think you should join. Your abilities will be assessed on day one and a programme made just for you.

Course content

The important elements for this week is to develop your own style. Footwork and body position, good fitting shoes and how to avoid injuries and much more…


On completion of this week your grade should have increased, but more important is the way you approach your climbing and your understanding of the way you move and your position. Its all the head is not just fancy words….


For all courses we recommend you bring your own shoes, harness, helmet and belay device. On this week we will discuss shoes and we can go shopping to find a better fit! All other equipment provided at no extra cost. Ask if you need all equipment and we can provide it.


On a 5 day course, 7 nights of accommodation are provided. Where possible single rooms will be available. The house is self catering and you will have many opportunities to go shopping or feel free to eat out in the close village.


You will need to arrange your own flight to Alicante airport. We will discuss with you private transfer or using public transport to arrive at The Orange House. All transport during your week is provided. Shopping trips are included before and after each day.

Clients words....

We came as a couple of boulderers who could not tie a figure 8 and left as a couple of climbers. Our instructor Rich Mayfield is just brilliant! He identified areas of weakness and coaches you to push through your mental boundaries and train your physical weaknesses. He’s also an incredible climber who knows all the crags and routes like the back of his hand, and has a great sense of humour. I can’t recommend this more. Even for seasoned climbers looking to push through a plateau, there is great value in the coaching course.  Visited March 2017