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About Us


As the nearest outdoor climbing centre to London we pride ourselves on providing a safe, fun and flexible experience. Whether you've never tried rock climbing before or have some prior indoor experience, our team of highly trained professional instructors will offer you a great introduction to outdoor climbing.

Our success has seen us grow since 2006 into the South East’s leading outdoor rock climbing school. You'll be in safe hands with one of our experienced and professional instructors.

If you haven't had a look yet, then have a browse in our shop. We sell everything you need to get going as a climber. Please get in touch if you need advice on what gear you should buy.

Whether you want to improve your climbing grade, learn the ropes, or are a complete beginner, we will have a course to cater for you. What are you waiting for ? Book your course today!

We have courses for everyone, young and old, improvers and beginners. Book your session today. Have a browse through our courses and if you can't see something to suit you then please get in touch and we'll help you decide.

The Team


Sarah started climbing at Harrison’s Rocks in 1988, and founded Nuts4Climbing in 2006. She still enjoys climbing all over the world. Sarah is a long standing member of the Harrison’s Rocks Management Group who look after Harrison's and Stone Farm on behalf of the British Mountaineering Council. She is a trustee of the Steve Durkin Sandstone Trust who raise money to work towards protecting the future of sandstone climbing as well as being an active member of the Sandstone Volunteers Group.


Mike has been climbing since 2005 and is a keen photographer. If he's not coaching or climbing he's often found taking photographs of those that are. Mike is a recently retired driving instructor so is no stranger to helping people achieve their goals. If you want to see more of Mike's photography or want to hire him for a shoot (very competitive rates and 50% off if you mention Nuts4Climbing) he is on Flickr, Facebook and Instagram.


James discovered climbing in 1989 when his father took him to Snowdonia as a child. Weekends hiking, scrambling and caving developed his enthusiasm for the outdoors. He started instructing in 2003 at an American summer camp and learnt to lead trad climb in Australia in 2005.
James is passionate about introducing beginners to the sport and seeing them develop. He holds the Rock Climbing Instructor qualification and is Foundation Coach trained.


Having been around climbing all her life, Charlotte enjoys helping our young climbers to learn the sport. She's an expert with her rope skills and works well as an assistant to our instructors.


Hannah started climbing in 2018 when she wandered into her local indoor bouldering centre and immediately loved the physical and mental challenge of climbing. She soon started climbing on the local Sandstone crags and is now learning the art of leading trad climbs around the UK and abroad. When not climbing she’s an active Firefighter.


Alvyn is a qualified rock climbing instructor and has worked in Scotland, North Wales and the Lake District and has done some further winter training at Glenmore Lodge Scotland. As well as climbing and abseiling he has also taught bushcraft and navigation. Alvyn has extensive worldwide climbing and mountaineering experience, including the Matterhorn, Eiger as well as many more mountains in the Alps.


Susanna has always had a passion for the outdoors, especially mountainous areas and has trekked and climbed in many parts of the UK and abroad. She has been an instructor with Nuts4climbing for many years and when not at the crag is busy teaching navigation and helping young people gain their DofE awards. Her motivation as an instructor and outdoor leader is in seeing people enjoy themselves and gain a sense of achievement, and to go home feeling as inspired about the outdoors and climbing as she does.


Stuart is a coach and member of the ABCTT Coach Development Team. He holds extensive climbing and mountaineering experience, making a number of Alpine first ascents in Greenland, Kyrgyzstan and Alaska while supported by the British Mountaineering Council and Mount Everest Foundation. Formally an academic teacher, holding the necessary climbing and coaching qualifications, he opted to become a full time independent coach and combines this with his own personal climbing throughout the year; Ice Climbing in the Italian Alps, Trad. and sport climbing throughout the UK, and Alpine routes across Europe.


Known to Nuts4Climbing as a local climber for some years Sue joined the team in 2021. She's been passionate about hiking and moving through rocky terrain since being a child and has always loved the outdoors. She started climbing and scrambling 15 years ago, initially mainly on sandstone and then learning sport and traditional climbing techniques. She's been a keen volunteer for multiple clubs for many years, introducing countless new climbers to belaying, climbing techniques and sandstone set ups.
She's a professional artist and loves making pictures of local landscape scenes as well as being active in nature.


RIP Cookie the crag dog. She was a valuable member of the team from 2010 - 2022; she loved to join in on the fun and a Nuts4Climbing session locally on Southern Sandstone, she did a bit of bouldering in the Peak District as well as Fontainebleau in France, and experienced many other crags too. She even did a few routes herself.


Ralph became a new addition to the team in 2023. He's just a baby and still learning the 'ropes'. He loves playing with other dogs, and everyone around him.