Sunday, 24 April 2011

Reach Member Achieves target of getting from 7b+ Redpoint to 8a in 15 weeks using Reach Dual Factor Program

I just heard from the UK that one of our memebers has just completed their target objective of getting from 7b+ to red pointing their first 8a in 15 weeks. Kev Gibson joined us at Reach in January and I designed Kev´s online program around my own experience of getting back to 8a as well as training together in the early winter months.

His recent success is testament to both Reach Climbing Coach and the Dual Factor Program and Kev´s own determination to push through the ceiling of expectation and belief.

Well done Kev! You are a dude!

Contact for your own online DF Program.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Gary Vincent joins Reach Climbing Coach

Gaz on Mandala f8a+, Bishop, CA
Gaz sending Mandala f8a+, Bishop, CA
Gaz is a very highly respected Scottish climber with an awesome reputation for bouldering at the highest levels as well as a professional coaching background and a great reputation for route setting at our International Climbing Centre at Edinburgh.

Gaz will be available for 1:1/3 coaching sessions, bouldering workshops and a valued training program developer for Reach's Online Training Data Bank.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Contact Mark McGowan at the Siurana Campsite Café or on for 1:1 coaching at the local crags.

Mark coaches sport climbing in English (from Scotland originaly) and is available for a 5 hr climbing day for 50 Euros

Mark is part of the Reach Climbing Coach Team and is available for coaching from 6a to 8a.

Coaching the 3 Amigos at Siurana

Scott, Scotty & Malcolm

The 3 Amigos from Aberdeen Granite City Rockstars arrived in Siurana to get some outdoor climbing experience with a target of 7a red point. Two days later they were sending 7a and onsighting 2 more. So things are going in the right direction with the amigos...

A rest day today then big Thursday before they fly back to UK...

The Coach´s Hotel!

Referrals from clients:

"...This training season I decided to get all the help I can to speed up my improvement. I needed guidance to work towards my goals in long term. I also needed more vision and opinions about my exercises and weak links. I am glad I can share my training with Mark..." (Ville Mustonen, Finland)

" I met Mark in Glen Nevis on his return to climbing to check out some lines he had in mind for me, I wasn't really training at this point but after a day or two talking and training with him I had a much more structured idea of what to do to improve and I did" (Kev Shields)