At Climbing meta our mission is to help take your climbing fitness to the next level, no matter what your starting point. We focus on efficient training programs, using simple timers and keep things super easy.



Hey, I’m Shaun and this is my story, maybe it sounds familiar?

It all started a long time ago… somehow I ended up going to a climbing gym with some friends and I was immediately hooked! I loved climbing and returned to the gym often, progression came quickly and I raced through the grades. Eventually, though I hit a ceiling and it all stopped.

Although it was fun getting outside on real rock, my performance was patchy and I became unmotivated and stopped climbing for a while (actually, quite a while).

Fast forward about 10 years of on and off climbing and I’m back! Older, with kids and less time, but I’m back. I still think I’ve got a bit of time to see how far I can really push my climbing, but it’s time to train properly and climb smart.

After a lot of research, trial and error I discovered a couple of things:

  1. I needed simple routines to follow so I didn’t have to think (thinking makes me lose motivation).
  2. I still needed a way to know what was working so I could perform well when I did get on real rock.


So I created Climbing meta

In the gaming world, META stands for Most Effective Tactics Available and that is exactly what I’m looking for in order to level up my climbing training.

Every elite athlete keeps a log of their training, but for some reason very few climbers take this step. I developed the Climbing meta Tracker to record my training and reflect on what I was doing, so I could tell if it was working. The tracker still has some refinement to come, but it’s functional and you can create your own personal account and record your own training data too. I’m always keen for feedback and suggestions, so feel free to hit me up on the contact page to tell me what you think.

The other thing I wanted to do was to automate my training as much as possible. In order to do this, I use an interval timer and program all my routines (well, as many as I can). I’ve chosen to use the Seconds Pro Interval Timer because that way I can share the routines with anyone that wants them (hopefully you).

All the articles on the blog will have an associated training timer, which you can access straight from each page, but you can also access every timer we create directly from the tracker app once you log in.

Oh, by the way. I’m lucky enough to have a bunch of climbing friends that know a thing or two about training for climbing, so I’ll be getting them to share what has been working for them too.

If you like what you see on the site, you might consider signing up (at the bottom of the page) to get updates and access to new training timers when I post them. You can also register for a training tracker account to start tracking your progress – I’d love it if you let me know how you are going too, so please leave a comment or tag us with @climbingmeta or #climbingmeta.

Train hard, climb smart!