Jamie Wakeham, Centre Manager

I’ve been climbing for almost three decades, and worked as a freelance instructor alongside tutoring in maths & physics. My whole career has been about education and Gallery Bouldering was the perfect way to combine my teaching and climbing work. I do love a bit of clever rope-work, but probably use an alpine butterfly more than is strictly necessary. 

Chris Allan, Deputy Centre Manager

My favourite discipline is ski mountaineering, and I’m currently somewhere on a remote Swedish glacier.  As soon as I get back I will write a proper bio…

Max, Duty Manager

I’ve been hooked on climbing since joining my university mountaineering club, and I’m an unapologetic bouldering fanboy. From Yorkshire Grit, to Font, to plastic holds indoors. I spent much of my 6 months in Japan at a local wall called Climbing Gym Soleil in Nagoya. I’m not against lugging myself up a sport route for the views every now and then, and I unironically like pinches.

Lou, Duty Manager

I’ve worked in the climbing industry for over 16 years. I really like seeing beginners develop in the sport. I love all types of climbing: bouldering, sport and trad. My favourite place to climb is the Gower Peninsula in South Wales, and I greatly dislike finger injuries!

Fran, Senior Floor Staff / Instructor

I started climbing during my first year of university and it quickly became my favourite thing to do. I love a crimpy climb and would rather use a foot chip than a sloper! My best climbing experience was having lunch with my friend half way up a 146m multipitch in Spain, during my first ever outdoor lead.

Jaisha, Senior Floor Staff / Instructor

I started climbing aged 19 as part of an outdoor instructor course and soon found my passion for bouldering. I previously lived on a small island in the Gulf of Thailand and was blessed with the opportunity to explore, develop and first ascend many fun things.

Maisie, Floor Staff / Instructor

I’m definitely a slabs and tiny crimps kind of climber, and you’ll catch me avoiding slopers and dynamic moves at all costs. I also love a bit of training, so you’ll frequently spot me in the gym. A climbing highlight for me was going to El Chorro last spring – climbing so high in such a beautiful location was an incredible adventure.

Andreas, Floor Staff

I love every kind of route, but my favourite climbs usually involve big, dynamic coordination moves or technical, crimpy slabs. My most incredible climbing experience was when I did a deep water solo while on a canoe camping trip in Ontario, Canada, where I’m from.

Mateusz, Floor Staff

I discovered climbing 3 years ago and I’ve become rather obsessed with it. It’s like life itself, as Viktor Frankl put it: “We are confronted with our fears, overcome external and internal obstacles, train our body and our will and learn to trust absolutely – our own abilities, but also our rope partner.”

Iris, Floor Staff

I’ve been bouldering and rope climbing (and falling!) since I was a teenager. One of my favourite things about the climbing community is how easy it is to get to know people by working on problems together and helping each other out. I have a love/hate relationship with slabs, and am a big fan of overhangs – just not the callouses that go along with them!

Niall, Floor Staff

Niall is our tech expert, and he’s currently flat out getting our IT systems ready for opening. His bio will come soon!

Jodi, Floor Staff

Being 4’11” I love getting creative with routes and finding new beta. Dinorwic slate quarry in North Wales is my favourite place, with its delicate slab routes and beautiful views. This year my goal is to get outside as much as possible, hopefully learn some trad and start doing some epic multipitches!

Jilaine, Floor Staff

I’ve been climbing regularly for about 2 years. I love the community that climbing creates, the encouragement to give it a go, the lack of shame around falling, and the shared joy when you finally send a project you’ve been working on. It is so worth the flappers, occasional aches, and the ever present chalk on my hands.

Tom, Floor Staff

I started climbing in my 20s and have not stopped. I really enjoy all aspects of the sport from board climbing to trad, but I’m most inspired by long routes in the mountains on rock, snow or ice. Favourite spots are Chamonix in France for countless lines on perfect granite, and Indian Creek in Utah for letting me explore my slightly unhealthy obsession with wide cracks.