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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.
Climbing Movement, Lead Belaying, Adaptive Climbing
How long have you been climbing: 15 years
Other Positions Held: Peak Manager, Head Instructor
Favorite Disciplines: Bouldering primarily but I do sport climb despite what you may have heard.
Favorite Outdoor Climbs: “Hammerhead” V5 Horse Pens 40, “Escape Velocity” V8 Blue Ridge Parkway, “Johnny Be Good” 5.11a RRG
Sequencing, Climbing Movement, Lead Belaying
How long have you been climbing: 14 years
Other Positions Held: Peak Manager, Routesetter, Instructor, Head of Teambuilding
Favorite Disciplines: Bouldering/Sport Climbing
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
Training for Climbing, Climbing Movement
How long have you been climbing: 6 years
Other Positions Held: Competitive Team Coach, Instructor
Favorite Disciplines: Bouldering but I dabble in Sport and Trad
Favorite Outdoor Climbs: Betamax V8 Blue Ridge Parkway, South Pole 5.9 multi-pitch Seneca Rocks, Satellite Boulders Boulder CO.
Lead Climbing Tactics, Climbing Movement
How long have you been climbing: 10 years
Other Positions Held: Routesetter, Former Youth Nationals Competitor
Favorite Disciplines: Sport, Bouldering, Deep Water Soloing
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
Climbing Movement and Technique
How long have you been climbing: 8 years
Other Positions Held: Training Team Coach, former Youth Competition climber
Favorite Disciplines: Mainly sport climbing, but I enjoy a good boulder every now and then.
Favorite Outdoor Climbs: Art of the Vogie V4 Stone Fort, Johnny B Good 5.11a RRG, Hippie Dreams 5.7 NRG, Jew Jew Fruit 5.10c RRG
Climbing Movement and Technique
How long have I been climbing: 5 years
Preferred Discipline: Sport Climbing
Positions Held: Floorstaff, Instructor, Homeschool Coach
Favorite Climbs: "Void of Form" (5.9, Mount Lemmon), "Strike A Scowl" (5.10, New River Gorge), "A Brief History of Climb" (5.10b, Red River Gorge)
Have questions? Not sure where the best fit will be? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org