James McHaffie is one of the most experienced performance climbing instructors in the UK and one of the worlds most experienced trad climbers, based in North Wales.
Having onsighted lots of tricky routes covering most rock types in Britain, repeated the hardest sport climb in wales The Big Bang, the hardest sea cliff in Britain, The Longhope direct and made the first ascent of the hardest slab in Britain, The Meltdown in the Dinorwic slate quarries James is a leading rock climbing specialist.
James has worked on, directed and organised hundreds of rock climbing courses aimed at people from all backgrounds and experiences, from complete beginner to GB competitors. On trad, sport and bouldering.
James also holds the MCI award and has worked on many Mountain Leader training and assessment courses as well as personal navigation courses. He worked for many years at Plas Y Brenin, then 7 years as the BMCs Youth & Equity Officer, organising events. Now he's back to organising and working on climbing and hill courses.
If you are looking to improve your climbing, learn more safety techniques, climb some classic routes or need instruction in North Wales or the UK, just drop a line here.