Job Opportunity

 JOB ADVERT Job Title: Climbing Coach Reports to: Head Coach Location: To run sessions in Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and within the Peak District Hours of work: Part-time; starting at 10 hours per week with a view to progress to full time Rate: £7.70 – £12 per hour Closing Date: 07/01/2019 To apply, email with … Read more

Apex Academy – February

Apex Academy – February Update Well here we are, a new blog!! Which will, all being well, be updated on a monthly basis with all the comings and going of the Apex team including the Apex athletes, the coaches…and even possibly the parents. February has been a huge month for the Apex team and has … Read more

Academy Post 2

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Core Training Podcast

Human flag

So this week I was in the process of creating a new training plan for myself (perks of the job). I often like to try out new and up & coming ideas, or old ones that I have recently found out about and liked. This lead to me evaluating my ‘areas for improvement’ and tackling … Read more

Mindfulness for Climbing

A person looking out over a mountain range

Being in the moment is just one of those feelings that climbing can facilitate. Its just you and the climb, the fight to the top and if you have it in you that go to get there. It would be nice to find this more consistently and reach this advantageous and desirable state of mindfulness, … Read more

5 Top Tips for Solid Heel Hooking Skills

Heel Hooking

There are a mountain of different techniques that will benefit your climbing. The more relevant technique you can implement when climbing the easier you can make it on your muscles and connective tissues. This post is a focus on uses footwork and the techniques you can use to help provide you with not only a … Read more