Oli Grounsell


Oli Grounsell

Head of Coaching

Oli has been climbing for 14 years, and coaching since he was 18. He holds a BSc from Bangor University in Sports Science, and joined the Lattice Team as a coach three years ago. Known for being a bit of a ‘machine’ amongst the Lattice team for both his climbing and coaching, Oli has some impressive climbing achievements and has proved himself to be an extremely proficient coach.

Oli’s most impressive achievements in climbing to date are climbing his first 8c+, Megalopa, at Lower Pen Trwyn while studying at Bangor University, and making a repeat of Mission Impossible (E9/8B trad). He also holds the FFA of Pou (5.13a) on Pico Taterwari in Mexico, has bouldered up to V13 and been a GB team member. Oli now has goals to climb 9a and more technical Big Walls, as well as climb some harder trad routes closer to home, in the Peak District.

As a coach, Oli thrives off the variety of climbers he is able to work with; be it due to discipline, experience or lifestyle. “No climber is the same, so it’s really satisfying crafting training plans and seeing all these different climbers excel.” he says. Though Oli has written hundreds of training plan, he continues finding new scenarios in clients that he finds exciting.


Iron Tusk © Michelle Pratt
Radar Ez 8c+, Figols, Spain © Luke Dawson