For the past 20 years, Peak Experiences has been Richmond’s experts on all things climbing. Climbing, to us, is more than just something fun to do on the weekends. It's a passion, a lifestyle, it is a sport that encompasses a wide range of skills. As with any lifelong activity, we often need some guidance to take things to the next level, and we are here to help.
Peak is proud to offer a Private Instruction program that can help with all of your climbing instruction needs. These sessions can be for a single climber or for a small group, with the material tailored to fit your requests. When you sign up for a session, you will fill out a short questionnaire to help us understand what kind of instruction you are looking for.
Topics could include: footwork clinics, better bouldering tactics, dynamic movements, projecting, sequencing, slab climbing, steep or overhung terrain, crack climbing, lead climbing and falling, campus board or hangboard training, intro to outdoor climbing, adaptive climbing, and much more. And don’t worry if you don’t have a specific topic in mind. If all you want is personalized advice and feedback as you climb, we can do that too.
Whether you are someone new to climbing who wants to get off to a good start, an intermediate climber looking to branch out or bust through a plateau, or an elite climber hoping to refine their movements or up their training game; we have an instructor with the knowledge and experience you need.
Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, each with their own experiences and expertise to draw from. Take a look at the Instructor Bio’s, listed below, to see who would be the best fit for you. Keep scrolling to see the calendar of available spots. Click on the spot you want and follow the “information and booking” link to complete your registration.
How long have you been climbing? 15 years
Other Positions Held: Peak Manager, Head Instructor
Favorite Discipline(s): Bouldering primarily but I do sport climb despite what you may have heard.
Instructional Expertise: Beginner - Advanced climbing movement (bouldering and ropes), Lead falls and commitment training, Adaptive climbing for individuals with special needs, crack climbing,
Favorite Outdoor Climbs: “Hammerhead” V5 Horse Pens 40, “Escape Velocity” V8 Blue Ridge Parkway, “Johnny Be Good” 5.11a RRG
How long have you been climbing? 14 years
Other Positions Held: Peak Manager, Routesetter, Instructor, Head of Teambuilding
Favorite Discipline(s): Bouldering/Sport Climbing
Instructional Expertise: Climbing movement/body awareness, route reading/sequencing, lead climbing/belaying, lead falls and commitment training
Favorite Outdoor Climbs: “Finders Keepers” 5.12c NRG, “Toxic” 5.11b Smith Rock, “Too many puppies” 5.12a RRG, White Monster V8 Moore’s Wall, Dime Crack V4 Rumbling Bald
How long have you been climbing? 6 years
Other Positions Held: Competitive Team Coach, Instructor
Favorite Discipline(s): Bouldering but I dabble in Sport and Trad
Instructional Expertise: Hangboard and campus board training, Dynamic Movement, Commitment training
Favorite Outdoor Climbs: Betamax V8 Blue Ridge Parkway, South Pole 5.9 multi-pitch Seneca Rocks, Satellite Boulders Boulder CO.
How long have you been climbing? 10 years
Other Positions Held: Routesetter, Former Youth Nationals Competitor
Favorite Discipline(s): Sport, Bouldering, Deep Water Soloing
Instructional Expertise: Intermediate through Advanced Movement, Lead Climbing Tactics, Overhang/Steep Terrain, Crack Climbing, Dynamic Movement
Favorite Outdoor Climbs: Orange Juice 5.12c RRG, Gracias Fina 5.13b Rodellar Spain, Les Lamperie 5.12c Ceuse France, Journey to the Center of the Brain 5.7 NRG
Have questions? Not sure where the best fit will be? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org