We have a number of group-oriented training classes that can significantly help with refining basic movement and efficiency. For those looking to make a huge leap forward, or want a training program tailor-made to them, or just prefer one-on-one coaching, private lessons are the way to go.
Lessons can go anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and focus on any aspect of climbing that the customer wishes to improve on: strength, endurance, technique, mental game, route reading, efficiency, etc, etc.
There are a number of staff available depending on availability and customer preference.
Keith Nadeau – Head Route Setter
Keith has been instructing youth/adult climbers for the last 9 years throughout multiple climbing gyms. He enjoys getting to know climbers individual goals/interests and personalizing instruction to cater to those needs. He believes that optimal climbing is not just physically demanding, but also very mentally challenging. For this reason, he likes to incorporate mental training to make climbers more aware of their thoughts and how they affect their performance.
Ben Locke – Head Coach
A self-described ‘climbing nerd’ born and raised in Greater Boston, Ben began his climbing career in 2009 with his best friend and quickly became enraptured with the sport. In 2013, he shelved his neuroscience degree in order to travel and compete full-time, balancing his competition schedule with trips to Bishop, Hueco, Red Rocks, Joshua Tree, Horse Pens, and more. Primarily a boulderer, Ben focuses on ‘elegant’ problem solving and likes getting really meticulous about technique, but his expertise extends into training and recovery as well. When on the wall, his goal is to make it look easy. Although he’s a quiet and analytical guy, he gets excited about sharing his passion for climbing, especially with the kids on CRG Randolph’s competition team, which he has been coaching since the summer of 2017.
Mia DePaolis – Route Setter
Mia loosely started climbing when she was 11 years old, climbing on and off for about 10 years. Once CRG Watertown opened near her home, she started climbing every day and traveling around North America to climb. She has coached youth teams and helped with climbers from the Adaptive program as well. When it comes to climbing, Mia puts a lot of focus on technique and more importantly, body awareness.
Kevin Ross – Assistant Manager, Competitive Coach