Director & Coach
A former member of the British Competition Climbing team, Ben is a well known outdoor bouldering activist climbing at a high standard in the UK and overseas. He was also responsible for developing parts of Ilkley Rocky Valley, gaining first ascents up to the grade of V11.
Ben is a qualified national route setter and is highly regarded for his wall management and route setting skills. Ben has been route-setting since 2004 and has set for national standard competitions since 2006. As chief route setter at City Bloc, Ben puts his extensive experience to good use, creating dynamic, gymnastic and technical problems for you to solve.
As Head Coach Ben teaches climbing skills to all abilities, from beginners wanting to learn the basics, through to national standard competition climbers on the Great British Team. He has also been responsible for coaching Yorkshire based children for climbing competitions and has successfully coached children into many podium positions.
He’s a beast on the wall and the aleTed
If you want to do some coaching with Ben he has classes and bookable appointments.
1:2 Coaching: £30 – 1 hour
1:1 Coaching: £40 – 1 hour
You can start to do some training at home or at City Bloc following one of Ben’s videos.