john kettle

climbing coach and guide

john kettle

climbing coach and guide

winter climbing

How do I book and pay?

1. Payment in full guarantees a booking.


2.If I have to cancel a booking I will refund you 100%


3. If you cancel a booking less than ten working days in advance, no refund will be given, sorry.


4. Outdoor coaching is weather dependent, so I'll always offer the equivalent indoor coaching time as an alternative at no extra charge.


5. Gift Vouchers are valid for one year from issue, and refundable for 28 days from purchase.

To book or for further information simply get in touch with me by email, phone, text, instagram, facebook or go crazy and write me a letter. I take payment in advance by online bank transfer or cheque, and in person by card and cash.

Theres' no minimum ability - I coach all abilities from first lead to first 8a. There's always lots to learn and the earlier that you seek coaching, the easier it is to modify and improve on existing habits before they're ingrained.

Technique and skill coaching is no problem, we can work around niggles, tweaks and minor injuries as you don't need to do any strenuous climbing to learn and benefit. Physical assessments are inherently tough, so you do need to be uninjured for them to be productive.

Terms and Conditions

How hard do I need to climb to benefit from coaching?

I have an injury issue, can I still get some coaching?

Not at all. My coaching days are mentally taxing but not physically too tough, as we can do everything on large holds and gentle angles if required, without it affecting the learning.

I'm not very 'climbing fit' at the moment - is it a problem?

Gift vouchers?

Yes. All coaching and guiding is available as personalised, printable gift vouchers for the climber in your life.

Do you ever coach in the Peak District/London/Spain?

Yes, I coach in many places including overseas. Costs vary depending on travel and group size. Get in touch for more details if you'd like me to come to you, or to join you for coaching on a climbing trip.