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Eden Rock Elite

 

Welcome to our climbing pathway, where passion meets precision! Our youth team ranges from ages 6 – 17yrs. 

Through various teams, we go beyond traditional climbing programs, offering a specialised curriculum designed to hone the skills and determination needed for success in climbing. 


Our coaches bring a wealth of experience, guiding young climbers through training that not only develops climbers physically but also fosters mental resilience.

As your child progresses through our elite pathway, they'll benefit from a supportive network of peers and mentors, creating lasting connections in the world of climbing.

The Teams


Our Youth Squad/Team is for ages 11-17 years. The team is for mature climbers who are competition focused and determined to push their climbing to the next level. The Youth Team is proud to support members of the National Squad and Development Squad in Scotland. The Team fosters a supportive yet competitive environment that allows climbers to push each other.

Psyched Squad is for ages 10-17 years. The squad is not purely competition driven and instead focuses on honing technique and skill in psyched young climbers. The Psyched Squad offers support if climbers show an interest in competition and gives climbers the tools to potentially progress into the Youth Team.

Mini Crushers is for ages 8-12 years, this class is for kids who show a spark of potential and a love for the sport. Ideal candidates for this team would be competition focused and enthusiastic to learn. 

Micro Squad is for ages 6-8 years, this class is for kids who are excited to learn and show some natural talent. Micro Crushers is not competition focused and learning is encouraged through play and fun.

If you think your child could be a good fit for any of these teams please email us at:  
edinburgh@edenrockclimbing.com

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Meet The Coaches

The Teams


Our Youth Squad/Team is for ages 11-17 years. The team is for mature climbers who are competition focused and determined to push their climbing to the next level. The Youth Team is proud to support members of the National Squad and Development Squad in Scotland. The Team fosters a supportive yet competitive environment that allows climbers to push each other.

Psyched Squad is for ages 10-17 years. The squad is not purely competition driven and instead focuses on honing technique and skill in psyched young climbers. The Psyched Squad offers support if climbers show an interest in competition and gives climbers the tools to potentially progress into the Youth Team.

Mini Crushers is for ages 8-12 years, this class is for kids who show a spark of potential and a love for the sport. Ideal candidates for this team would be competition focused and enthusiastic to learn. 

Micro Squad is for ages 6-8 years, this class is for kids who are excited to learn and show some natural talent. Micro Crushers is not competition focused and learning is encouraged through play and fun.

If you think your child could be a good fit for any of these teams please email us at:  
edinburgh@edenrockclimbing.com

Emma Davidson 

Qualifications - CWI and Foundation Coach 

 

Emma, our dedicated Head Coach, a driving force behind our elite youth climbing pathway. Emma began climbing at age 7 in EICA Ratho and began competing the next year. Emma brings 15 years of climbing expertise including both success at national competitions, weekly children’s coaching and even a starring role on BBC Scotland’s Adventure Show. 

 

A former GB Youth Team athlete, proudly representing Scotland, Emma has consistently competed in the climbing world, breaking the women's British speed climbing record in 2018 and achieving multiple titles as the Scottish Lead, Boulder, and Speed Champion and winner of the Youth Climbing Series. Growing up as a comp kid Emma didn’t spend a great deal of time climbing outdoors but hopes to get out to Fontainebleau and other dream destinations in the future. For now, Emma is focusing on their dream to study all things frogs at university but hopes to return to competing as soon as possible!

 

Emma began coaching several years ago at Eden Rock and sees it as an opportunity to inspire young climbers to reach their full potential. Emma is enthusiastic and eager to make our climbing community the best it can be. Join Emma on the wall, and let their infectious enthusiasm propel your child to new heights in the world of competitive climbing. Please ask Emma for a frog fact next time you see them at the wall!

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Ethan Dance

Qualifications - CWI and Foundation Coach 

 

Emma, our dedicated Head Coach, a driving force behind our elite youth climbing pathway. Emma began climbing at age 7 in EICA Ratho and began competing the next year. Emma brings 15 years of climbing expertise including both success at national competitions, weekly children’s coaching and even a starring role on BBC Scotland’s Adventure Show. 

 

A former GB Youth Team athlete, proudly representing Scotland, Emma has consistently competed in the climbing world, breaking the women's British speed climbing record in 2018 and achieving multiple titles as the Scottish Lead, Boulder, and Speed Champion and winner of the Youth Climbing Series. Growing up as a comp kid Emma didn’t spend a great deal of time climbing outdoors but hopes to get out to Fontainebleau and other dream destinations in the future. For now, Emma is focusing on their dream to study all things frogs at university but hopes to return to competing as soon as possible!

 

Emma began coaching several years ago at Eden Rock and sees it as an opportunity to inspire young climbers to reach their full potential. Emma is enthusiastic and eager to make our climbing community the best it can be. Join Emma on the wall, and let their infectious enthusiasm propel your child to new heights in the world of competitive climbing. Please ask Emma for a frog fact next time you see them at the wall!

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