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Morna Middleton

Professional Climbing Instructor and Coach


Thank you for visiting my website!

Please take a look around and I hope you will find all the information that you require. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your climbing, or perhaps to try the sport for the very first time, please don’t hesitate to contact me through the ‘contact me’ page.

I offer bespoke climbing tuition, tailored to you, allowing you the chance to develop and progress to maximise your climbing potential.

Morna teaching

“Through Morna's coaching, you will achieve immediate improvements; I'm now climbing routes I'd never have dreamed of tackling.”;

“One to one coaching sessions with Morna are a unique combination of technical challenge set within a relaxed framework, she manages to bring out the best in people by being both encouraging and inspiring. In a group situation she has the ability to tailor the session to suit each person and their differing levels of climbing, her group sessions are great fun!!!”

Qualified Instruction:

National Governing Body Qualifications (NGB’s)

  • Single Pitch Award
  • Climbing Wall Award
  • Climbing Wall Award - abseil module
  • Climbing Wall Leading Award
  • Development Coach

  • Click here to see my climbing qualifications
    and read further information on the MTA website


  • First Aid at Work
  • Child Protection for Sports Coaches trained
  • Enhanced CRB held (including for West Berkshire Council)
  • FUNdamentals (coaching) 1 & 2, and ‘Physical Training for Climbing’ CPD attended
  • Trained by the Route Setting Association to set boulder, top rope and lead walls
  • BMC Participation Statement

    The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is the representative body that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers.

    ‘The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.’

    My Articles

    With the writing aspect of my business becoming more in demand, I will now feature here the occasional pieces that I compose.

    A review of the Blokfest (round 4) series when I supervised the Surrey Sports Park performance climbing squad as they competed

    I interview some top female UK routesetters and give an insight into the male-dominated world of the routesetting circuit

    My Blog at Urbanrock

    I have been exploring the writing of articles for Urbanrock, the specialist climbing shop. These now feature on their website as a blog. My writing explores topical climbing issues, with particular appeal to the average climber! Please enjoy them by clicking on the links below:

    Copyright © 2015  Morna Middleton