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VIDEO ANALYSIS SERVICE

This unique online service provides a fantastic opportunity for you to have your technique analyzed by one of the world’s leading experts. This is a very efficient way of trouble-shooting faults and often proves to be more affordable and convenient 1-to-1 coaching. 

 
 
Do you use your heels correctly when climbing aretes or performing compression moves? Send your clips to Neil and find out!  Photo: Nick Brown / UKC.com

Do you use your heels correctly when climbing aretes or performing compression moves? Send your clips to Neil and find out!

Photo: Nick Brown / UKC.com

How it works….

Simply send your 1 minute video clips on Whats App or Facebook Messenger, along with the completed questionnaire (provided below) to neil@neilgresham.com

Within a week Neil will send you a full report, with recommended drills for making corrections to faults. 

Reports will cover everything from footwork, to posture use of dynamic movement, balance, flexibility, fluidity, pace, different angled terrain (overhangs and slabs), feature climbing, use of volumes, specific techniques (flagging, drop-knees, heel-hooks, compression etc) and so on.

Prices: 

 6 video clips: £70 / 8 video clips: £80 / 10 video clips: £90 / 12 video clips: £100

Important: Please do not subscribe to this service if you are currently injured, unless the injury is very minor and does not affect your climbing.

Drop knees are a crucial move for overhangs - but do you always spot them and execute them correctly? A video analysis consultation will illuminate recurring faults and show you how to correct them.  Photo: Nick Brown / UKC.com

Drop knees are a crucial move for overhangs - but do you always spot them and execute them correctly? A video analysis consultation will illuminate recurring faults and show you how to correct them.

Photo: Nick Brown / UKC.com

Advice on obtaining video footage

Video clips must be no longer than 1 minute. Please trim clips to length if possible.

Sport climbers are advised to send a mix of bouldering and leading footage. 

If you can’t obtain leading footage then a good option is to film yourself on a circuit board. Otherwise, it’s fine just to send bouldering footage.

Film yourself climbing at your limit – either on something that you fall off or get very close to falling off!

To obtain the footage, mount your phone on a tripod or ask a friend to video you.

Please film ‘square-on’ (not from the top-down or from the side) and with the whole body in view.

Please provide a paragraph of information about each clip, using the following questions as a guide.

Are you relaxing, moving fluidly and twisting into the wall when required. Find out with this service!  Photo: Nick Brown / UKC.com

Are you relaxing, moving fluidly and twisting into the wall when required. Find out with this service!

Photo: Nick Brown / UKC.com

Notes template for each video clip:

  1. Grade of route/problem:

  2. Is this onsight, flash, or worked (if worked then how many tries?)

  3. What did you find hard about this climb or what didn’t go well?

  4. What did you find easy, what went well?

  5. Any points of note or anything you’d like me to look out for?

Confidentiality: Your video clips and all questionnaire information will be treated with the strictest of confidence and will never be shared with a third party.

 

PRE-VIDEO ANALYSIS QUESTIONNAIRE

Name:

Age:

Footage supplied:

Bouldering only / Leading only / mix of both

Climbing styles you’re focused on:

Bouldering only / leading only / mix of both

Years climbing experience:

Sporting background:

Approx climbing current grade:

Indoor bouldering:

Flash

Worked (1 or 2 sessions)

Indoor leading:

Onsight / flash

Worked / redpoint (1 or 2 sessions)

Perceived strengths & weaknesses:

What type of handholds do you prefer and dislike?

What wall angles do you prefer and dislike?

What types of move do you prefer and dislike?

Any particular issues or concerns with your technique or tactical game that you’d like me to look out for and comment on?

 
Photo: Tom Glendinning

Photo: Tom Glendinning

Testimonials

‘What sets Neil apart from other climbing coaches is that he has a track record. He doesn’t just coach 8a climbers, but rather guys like me who were climbing 6b and aspired to 7a. I genuinely did follow his advice, and predictably I progressed up the grades and am now climbing 7b. If you train the same, you stay the same. Neil sees the gaps in your climbing routines and tells you exactly what to do to fix them. You will not come across a nicer, more down to earth, effective coach. I cannot recommend him highly enough.’ 

Pete H

 

‘Neil's a leading coach. He is also a very good person - articulate and thoughtful. I've trained with him as a tutor. Outstanding.’

Jack T

Photo: Leah Crane

Photo: Leah Crane

‘I am petrified of falling and never commit to the moves...so the last year has been one disappointing lead after another...UNTIL...I got Neil Gresham - top UK climber and coach to coach me. I was very cynical about the whole coaching thing and used it as a last resort after all else failed. I did one session with Neil and amazed (really AMAZED) myself with some seriously big whippers. He was brilliant and without me noticing it he built up my falls until I actually started enjoying them. Check him out, he is an amazing coach and without him, I would have never been able to cross that mental barrier.’

Dee A

‘Just wanted to say thank you for all the great tips yesterday. I really enjoyed our coaching session and got a huge amount of useful information from it. I thought you were able to very accurately pinpoint all the gaps in my technique, both obvious and subtle, and then provide the right solution to fix them.’

Anna C

Photo: Tom Glendinning

Photo: Tom Glendinning

‘After meeting you at Christmas I started training really hard in the ways you suggested…. and have gone from VS to E2. I’ve finally started to realise how to climb hard and most of it is down to you.’

Tom T

 

‘A week ago I managed to lead a F6c+ route at the Harrogate indoor wall which represented something of a ‘breakthrough’ for me…….I can only think that these recent relative successes I've enjoyed are in no small part due to your fantastic coaching session. Once again, many, many thanks for all your advice, guidance and inspiration!’

Jamie P

 

‘Neil. Thanks for today's session - I took a great deal away from it, all of which I feel is actionable. You explain things very clearly and concisely.’

Chris R

 
 
Neil developed the format for the first British-lead bouldering coaching holidays in Fontainebleau. He ran these successfully every year between 2001 and 2010.

Neil developed the format for the first British-lead bouldering coaching holidays in Fontainebleau. He ran these successfully every year between 2001 and 2010.

‘On Friday 6th June I successfully led my project, which I modestly gave a F6b grade. I followed your programme for just over four weeks and would like to say a huge thanks to you, Neil because it would not have been achieved without that slip of paper! Thanks. God bless.’

Colin G (72 yrs of age)

 

‘Just wanted to let you know, I also managed to tick a 7a+ at the wall on my 3rd redpoint attempt. Focused on footwork and staying calm and it felt relatively easy when I got it right! I think it's a pretty good endorsement of your coaching that 3 people who went on your Kalymnos trip in October are all climbing 3-4 grades harder 6 months later!’

Roland O 

 

 

Neil has over three decades of experience at the cutting edge of the sport. Seen here climbing La Rose et le Vampire 8b at Buoux in 1991, when this was regarded as one of the world test pieces.

Neil has over three decades of experience at the cutting edge of the sport. Seen here climbing La Rose et le Vampire 8b at Buoux in 1991, when this was regarded as one of the world test pieces.

'I had an amazing time in Ceuse with some brilliant achievements.…. By the end I had onsighted a gorgeous 6b. Thanks for all your support Neil, you’re a real inspiration to me, and your coaching and philosophy will always have an impact on my climbing.’

Trevor M 

 

‘Finally got a 7b at Westway clean. Fell on the onsight but next go it went quite smooth. Thanks Neil! I think you inspired a breakthrough…..those two 7bs felt actually below my limit, so much so that I was disappointed I didn’t onsight them!’

Gavin L  

 

‘Neil is obviously an expert and an inspiration in his field. What an honour to be coached by him.’

 Louise W

 

Photo: Karl Gregory

Photo: Karl Gregory

‘Thank you for my lesson today - you've taught me so much.  I can't believe how radically you've changed my ability to climb in 60 minutes!  I also really appreciated how well you used the short time and how much we got through.’

Sally H

 

‘Thanks Neil. I feel very motivated and excited by what I might be able to achieve with your help. I am always in awe of people with your level of skill who understand how to teach people like me with infinitely less skill and experience.’

Cindy W

 

‘My climbing has definitely improved. I’ve focused more on flow and not hesitating before every hard move. Your coaching has really helped sort out some of the relatively technical issues that were holding me back, and given me a clear idea of the training I should be doing to improve.’

Noah S