Lucinda Whittaker

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“A hugely experienced coach in all disciplines of climbing"



All ages and abilities (both male and female) from grass routes to recreational climbers, weekend warriors through to elite competition performance at both national and international level.
Lucinda is renowned for her technical coaching and her ability to be able to spot climbers trouble areas or areas for improvement and be able to address them quickly through simple solutions followed up by longer term strategies.                                               
For those looking to push their grade further Lucinda offers personalized bespoke training programs addressing all areas of climbing fitness and strength.

Lucinda’s experience in competition climbing is second to none and she can help with all areas of competition climbing - from the training build up, the approach to and during the competition, (both in terms of performance and strategies) and post competition analysis - to ensure you achieve your best result!


"Lucinda worked with me for many weeks, training for competition as well as casual climbing, indoors and out. Focusing on a variety of aspects of my performance, from strength and stamina to flexibility and diet, she improved my climbing grade dramatically, as well as giving incredible enjoyment!"

Qualifications, coaching experience and climbing experience;   

BSc (Hons) Physiology and Sports Science (Leeds University) PGCE QTS, SPA                                  
Nutritional Therapist specializing in Sport Nutrition                                     
British Indoor Climbing Champion 2002  /  British Bouldering Champion 2002/2003                                                                                                            
5th in the Worlds Fittest Woman Competition, Hong Kong 2003    
Sport F8b, Trad E8, Font 7c+                                                                 
Current coach of the junior GB bouldering team                                                            
Member of the Senior British Leading Team and the British Bouldering Team from 1999 to 2005                                         
Competed for Great Britain in International World Cups and World Championships from 1999 to 2005                                                                                  
15 years sport coaching experience and 9 years climbing coaching                                                           
Has climbed as part of The North Face Athlete team and currently climbs in association with metolius