The Coaches

Nick Sillem


Nick is the head coach at The Foundry and is the manager of Foundry Instruction & Coaching Ltd. He has been coaching TEAM Foundry ever since designing the program in 2014 and has coached juniors to regional, national, and international competitions. Nick is committed to helping climbers develop through all aspects of their climbing from indoor lead climbing & bouldering to improving their technique outdoors. He has worked with Tom Randall and Olly Torr to become a qualified Lattice assessor. Nick has experience coaching both adults and juniors in their mental approach and dealing with fear, their technical and movement skills, tactical optimisation, physical training and conditioning.

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Qualifications & Courses

  • BMC Foundation Coach Award

  • BMC Development Coach Award

  • Lattice Assessor

  • Single Pitch Award

  • Climbing Wall Leading Award

  • BMC Fundementals 1-3

  • BMC Physical Training 1&2

Services Provided

  • Technical & Movement Coaching

  • Mental approach whilest leading

  • Lead climbing tactical optimisation

  • Lattice Assessments

  • Training Plans

  • Group and personal Strength & Conditioning 


"Really good session. Nick showed me a lot of what I have to work on and gave me a lot to think about. Really friendly and personal coaching. Will definitely be booking another session." Simon North, March 2018