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Ben W.

Los Angeles, CA

$100/hour

20 years experience as climbing instructor, trainer, guide

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 1 ratings
Well Worth The Money
— Yee-Wah, Encino, CA on 4/7/17

$100/Hour


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Dartmouth College (Honors)
Theater and English
Atlantic Acting School
Other

Education

Dartmouth College (Honors) (Theater and English)

Atlantic Acting School (Other)

About Ben

I started climbing 22 years ago on an Outward Bound course in the mountains of my home state of Maine. I was hooked instantly. I dove into trad climbing the next year, at 15, at the great Maine boy's camp, Camp Winona, who's outdoor climbing program is unmatched in New England summer camping. Within two years, I was running the program, leading 4 technical climbing trips/week in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the coastal cliffs of Acadia.

I have been teaching climbing and routesetting in climbing gyms and guiding outdoors consistently ever since. I was the Founding Head of Routesetting at Brooklyn Boulders in New York City and Head Routesetter at Rockreation in LA, where I now coach privately.

I coach high level climbing technique, strength training and fitness, sport and trad lead climbing and guide clients privately in the Santa Monica Mountains and Joshua Tree National Monument. I coach clients of all ages and experience levels for both recreation and competition.

And I ain't cheap. But I'm worth it. =) We 21st century humans are just monkeys who spend all our time on the ground. Deep in there is the biological hardwiring for climbing prowess. It's my job to help remind you how to excel at the action for which you were originally designed.
I started climbing 22 years ago on an Outward Bound course in the mountains of my home state of Maine. I was hooked instantly. I dove into trad climbing the next year, at 15, at the great Maine boy's camp, Camp Winona, who's outdoor climbing program is unmatched in New England summer camping. Within two years, I was running the program, leading 4 Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90025
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"Well Worth The Money"

- Yee-Wah, Encino, CA on 4/7/17
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I started climbing 22 years ago on an Outward Bound course in the mountains of my home state of Maine. I was hooked instantly. I dove into trad climbing the next year, at 15, at the great Maine boy's camp, Camp Winona, who's outdoor climbing program is unmatched in New England summer camping. Within two years, I was running the program, leading 4 technical climbing trips/week in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the coastal cliffs of Acadia.

I have been teaching climbing and routesetting in climbing gyms and guiding outdoors consistently ever since. I was the Founding Head of Routesetting at Brooklyn Boulders in New York City and Head Routesetter at Rockreation in LA, where I now coach privately.

I coach high level climbing technique, strength training and fitness, sport and trad lead climbing and guide clients privately in the Santa Monica Mountains and Joshua Tree National Monument. I coach clients of all ages and experience levels for both recreation and competition.

And I ain't cheap. But I'm worth it. =) We 21st century humans are just monkeys who spend all our time on the ground. Deep in there is the biological hardwiring for climbing prowess. It's my job to help remind you how to excel at the action for which you were originally designed.

Dartmouth College (Honors)
Theater and English
Atlantic Acting School
Other

Education

Dartmouth College (Honors) (Theater and English)

Atlantic Acting School (Other)

Well Worth The Money

Ben is an extraordinary rock climbing instructor. Aside from showing mastery of the art, he has a nice blend of analytical and creative abilities. Prior to instructing, Ben did a thorough diagnosis to see what my skill level and weaknesses were. I find his lesson challenging both physically and mentally. With his teaching, I have not only deepened my understanding of body biomechanics but also sta

— Yee-Wah, Encino, CA on 4/7/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90025.