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Meet the team

Meet the directors

We are both dedicated climbers passionate about sharing our love of the sport / lifestyle and the many benefits of climbing, with new and experienced climbers who visit Boulder UK.  We believe we have created one of the best state-of-the-art climbing centres in the country, and hope you enjoy climbing here as much as we do.  We look forward to meeting you at our climbing gym very soon!

Neil Mawson

Neil started climbing aged 14, developing into one of the UK’s finest all-round climbers. 

He has bouldered up to font 8A+, on-sighted 8a+ sport routes, and climbed almost 300 grade 8 sport routes, including numerous 8cs and the Pedigree Chum traverse (8c+) in Cheedale.  In addition to this, he has repeated various hard trad routes including Parthian Shot (E9, 6c), Muy Caliente! (E9, 6c) and many E8s around the country.  In 2014, he made the first ascent of the hardest route in Pembroke, Choronzon E10 (8b+).

As centre manager, alongside Tanya and the rest of the team, he strives to provide one of the best indoor training facilities in the Northwest, applying his vast climbing experience to both the setting and coaching at Boulder UK.  Neil has three years’ experience as a GB senior team coach, supporting GB athletes at UK training and selection events and many international competitions.  He uses his skills, knowledge, and recent GB coaching experience to support Boulder UK athletes to develop their competition climbing skills, with several now securing places on the GB youth and senior teams.  Neil also works with Boulder UK athletes to help them achieve their outdoor climbing goals.  His approach to coaching is athlete-centred, supporting enjoyment of and longevity in the sport.

Tanya Meredith

Team members