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- Phil Collier -

- Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor (formely MIA)

- Development Climbing Coach

- Trail Cycle Leader (MBLA)

- Level 2 Paddlesport Coach

- Accessibility Climbing Technical Advisor

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'Assessment for Learning' in Climbing


To be a great 'all-round' climber and to have longevity indoors and out, we need to develop all of our skills theoretical, physical and mental. To help you to self-assess your learning and direct you energies towards becoming this all-round climber I have put together the levels below.


You will find that you can complete skills across more than one level. It is my hope that you can see where your weaknesses are and seek to fill the gaps in your understanding.

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As you climb more often in your PE lessons, and at the local wall, you are going to learn more and more about climbing.


You will add to your skills and understanding rapidly at first as you try to improve towards your potential. We can become grade focused as beginners and this can leave gaps in our knowledge.