Bouldering Training Plan
- 100% Customised Training Plan
- Focused on strength and power for bouldering
- Access to the Lattice Training app
- Includes an assessment
- Plan built specifically for your unique strengths and weaknesses
- Access to detailed training sessions
- View, log and track your progress with our app
- Session specific notes, for further direction from your coach
A fully customised training plan built for boulderers who want detailed session guidance, and structured training, all delivered by our easy-to-use Lattice Training app
How we deliver
Your training journey starts with a physical assessment and a preplan form, so that your coach can get a good picture of your strengths and weaknesses, as well as your training history, time to train, available equipment and future goals.
Our coaches will then build you a 100% customised training plan that’s focused on the most efficient, productive and healthy way to make progress within your bouldering focus, all delivered via the interactive Lattice Training App.
Plans that surprise and delight!
After just the first 4 weeks i went from being a v5/6 climber to flashing v7 and climbing my first v8! i have seen significant improvements in all areas by the end of my first plan and immediately signed up for a second!- Josh
Supported by the best coaches in the industry
I have recently finished my 1st 3 months with you. I’m thoroughly enjoying my plan and I particularly wanted to single out Jon Proctor for his support. Any queries I have had have been answered promptly, professionally and with a ’can do’ attitude that has been above and beyond my expectations.- PJ
Beyond expected results
I have been following a Lite Plan for around 5 months now and even before completing my first training cycle the results I achieved for my finger strength testing session were beyond expected! The results were also visible on the wall when to my surprise I was able to complete a V7 training circuit for a power endurance session with moderate ease. I have gained so much in my climbing strength and knowledge from such a supportive and invaluable team at Lattice.- Jinalee
By purchasing the Bouldering Training Plan, you are getting access to our team of highly experienced plan writers. Bouldering is a discipline that demands high levels of strength, power and technical execution. Let our team lean on their experience of working with many of the world’s best indoor and outdoor boulderers, to build you a personalised plan for your own goals and aims.
Every climber has unique strengths, weaknesses and goals so no single, generic training plan will work for everyone. This is why we write every Bouldering Training Plan by hand and we’re able to build plans that specifically address the aspects of training that deliver results. The Bouldering Training Plan is powered entirely through the Lattice Training App, a portal for your whole training experience. Here you will be able to access your training plan, training sessions and organise your own weekly schedule. Once sessions have been completed, you will be able to log them and track your progress over the weeks leveraging the best analytics platform for your climbing and training.
The Bouldering Training Plan requires one upfront payment of £140, this provides you with your personalised week plan.
Please note that your Bouldering Training Plan must be used within 6 months of purchase.
Before starting on a Bouldering Training Plan, we’ll first put you through a mini-assessment so that we can objectively measure your strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also ask you for details about your goals, training history, available facilities, desired training days, etc. Once we have this information we’ll sit down and write you a plan that is uniquely tailored to you and your goals.
- 20mm flat edge e.g. Lattice Training Rung or —Beastmaker 1000 (bottom outer edges)
- Pull-up bar
- A Sling
- Pulley System (3 carabiners and a pulley)
- 2m Length of Rope
- Climbing Harness
- Access to a climbing gym
- You must be over 18 years of age
- You must have climbed V4/6b+/5.10+ in the last year
- You must be able to hang bodyweight on a 20mm rung for 10 seconds or more
- You must not be injured
- You must accept that the testing and completion of the training plan does carry a risk of injury
- Unfortunately, if you are pregnant we cannot offer assessment or training services because we aren’t insured for this. If you are currently pregnant please get in touch to discuss.
I finished it in March and completely exceeded my expectations when the outdoor season began. I climbed my first 7C which indeed was the goal for the spring and other easier problems that had felt impossible before. I don’t think this would’ve happened without a structured and well-thought-out plan.
Fredrick de Mare –
Kind friends gave me this plan for my 60th birthday and it was the BEST PRESENT EVER!! Not only have I become stronger and more flexible, but I enjoy climbing a lot more now, and while I haven’t been able to test my outdoor bouldering, I know that my outdoor route climbing has improved. The flexibility of the plan makes the program easily adjustable to everyday time constraints and means that it is very easy to follow.
mark5683725423 (verified owner) –
Let me preface this by stating that I’m currently in week 7 of 12. I will edit this review and my score should anything change, but looking at the next 4 weeks of my plan, I doubt it will.
Around week 3 and 4, I was ecstatic with my sudden progress in both indoor and outdoor bouldering. I felt absolutely strong and nimble, and was ticking off higher grades than what I was sending before. I felt myself breaking past this year long plateau. I was already drafting this amazing 5-star review in my head, and I couldn’t wait to rave about it to all my friends. I was ready to buy another 12, or even 24, weeks because of how good I felt.
However, it was around week 5 and 6 when a particular 1-star review I read below started to resonate with me: this program didn’t feel at all personalized. If it was, then my coach did a poor job at it. This was obvious in two ways:
1) I was suddenly assigned an exercise (bw repeaters) that, if you even considered my base numbers prior, should have known I had no chance of succeeding in. There was no real progression in my program thus far that would have led me there. I had to modify this exercise by significantly reducing load. Up until this point, I’ve followed every exercise (including the assigned weight %s) to a tee.
2) One of the questions in the survey prior to starting the program asks you if you’ll be away/couldn’t complete exercises on certain days. I specified I was going on vacation at the end of week 6 and start of week 7. Now, why was my program exceptionally difficult and packed during week 6? (There was a significant spike from week 5.) I’ve had to cram several exercises within an incredibly tight schedule. To top things off, week 7 which was labelled a “rest week” contained the EXACT same exercises as week 6.
The fact that I’m having to suddenly modify exercises to the degree that I am kind of invalidates having a coach prepare your program for you. I can’t even contact my coach because you don’t get that privilege in this program beyond the initial email. (You’ll have to fork over $$$ for their performance plan, if you want to speak regularly with a coach).
I’m really sad to write this review as I’m seeing progress, but I can’t wholeheartedly recommend someone to spend $250-400 on a program that doesn’t respect your time and feels cookie-cutter.
Tom Randall –
Hi Mark, it’s Tom Randall here. Any negative review that we receive here (or via email) will always be addressed in detail our end as myself and the team are utterly committed to building amazing training plans, happy climbers, good results etc, it’s of paramount importance to us! I’m going to also write to you personally via email just in case you don’t come back to read any replies as it’s important we fully get to the bottom of everything… but also because I always want anyone in the general public who reads these reviews to know that we’re fully accountable to our work and that we actually, genuinely care!
1. First thing I want to say – and this is also super important for anyone reading, we NEVER want people to not be able to email/DM/WhatsApp us if they have an issue. As we build everything by hand with real humans (yes, I know some people will think we have robots and crazy levels of AI… I promise it’s not true) there is always the potential for human error occasionally. We’re always happy to address pretty much any issue, whatever the day of the year.
2. Regarding the cookie cutter feeling – what I can say is that 1) I promise you this is not true, our entire reputation is staked on it 2) The way that the plans are built on our ‘backend platform’ means that the coach HAS to start with a blank sheet so it’s totally impossible for them to produce plans in this way 3) I’m in the office every single week sitting next to our coaches writing plans, discussing testing data, debating methods of periodisation.. I get to see it behind the scenes and it’s really cool. 4) All of our coaches go through months of internal education and training – even if they’ve got a PhD in Sports Science! – so that we know everyone is using the same applied theory, experience and Lattice methodology.
3. The assignment of bodyweight repeaters was done with the context of where your initial max strength scores were coming in at when you first tested and this was added as a high intensity anaerobic FB session to compliment the continuation of the max hangs in your program. I’ve gone in and reviewed your plan with our head coach and we’ve agreed that this was placed too early in your mesocycles and should have been put a little later in the plan (we’ll chat through edits via email!).
4. The assignment of load around your 5 day vacation was, upon review, not correct and I agree that this should have been deloaded. This is 100% a human error and we’ve reviewed this internally and come up with some solutions. This is one of those items that can occasionally causes issues due to basic human error and whilst we always encourage a client to drop us an email if something looks wrong, I do appreciate in this instance that you didn’t feel that was possible and a review was your sole option. We’ll pick this one up directly via email as per the points above.
I hope my reply demonstrates that we’re always active in dealing with any issues raised, that we hold a high level of accountability to our standards, methods and reputation and also that I won’t dodge away from things that haven’t been quite right. I look forward to finding a resolution on email and also that we make sure you have a great climbing season coming up! 🙂
R. Artiles Uriarte (verified owner) –
My recently finished training plan in numbers:
-Max weight pull-ups: 10% improvement
-Open grip max hangs: 23% improvement*
-Small edges: 6%*
-Hip flexibility: 149 cm to 153.5 cm.
-From projecting anti-style 7As to projecting anti-style 7Cs (and feeling within reach)
-Anti-style 7As now go in a few tries.
-7B/7B+ go in a pair of sessions.
** The abnormal 23% improvement is most likely due to a very laid back first testing session, I think something between 15-20% might be more realistic. Similarly, both days doing testing on small edges were rather hot and humid (24C, 64% humidity), this perhaps had some effect on the results.
To me, this sounds like a win!
Freddie (verified owner) –
To make it clear how great lattice plans have been for me this is the 3rd one I’ve had!
I’m often recommending these guys to other climbers who may be struggling with eg finger strength or flexibility, or injuries, plateaus or whatever. If you’ve never had a training plan before, Lattice will identify the low hanging fruit and you’ll see rapid improvement. In my first plan my finger strength was identified as being well below average for climbers at my grade. I went from being able to hang a 20mm edge with bodyweight+12kg at the start of the plan, to +32kg at the end. After completing a fingerboarding plan, that figure went up again to +42kg. Finger strength is no longer a limiting factor in my climbing, and I’ve got popeye forearms to boot which is a nice little bonus!
Workouts are loaded in to the app and I really like how you can plan your own week. Plenty of guidance is given as to what structure is sensible in training terms, such as completing antagonist conditioning before a climbing session. This lets you suit the workouts to your own needs while doing things in an optimal way.
Like many others I am in the position of being obsessed with climbing, but I have a desk job as well and not as much free time as I’d like. When I’m not at work I want to be climbing or training. I don’t have much time to read the literature or compile a database of climbing performance metrics. These plans represent brilliant value for money! The lattice guys really know their stuff from years of research, and the coaches themselves are super strong climbers. All 3 times I’ve had a plan, I’ve seen an improvement in my grade and, more importantly, enjoyment in climbing as I feel light as a bird and injury free.
Keep up the great work Lattice!
I just completed another block and super pleased with my progress. I started out the year unable to climb *anything* on the moonboard (specifically 2017) and decided to work on that since our outdoor crag got shut down. I’m really psyched to see steady progress and coming out of it injury-free. I’ve since sent some v3 benchmarks and working on v4s. The best part is being able to do a 6×6 workout on the board! Imagine that! i couldn’t start on any problem before!
I also appreciated the lower body exercises. I’m short (157cm) so building a base on the moonboard and gaining more mobility + strength on my legs meant that I unlocked my ‘anti-style’ on steeper sport routes in the last 3 months.
I’d like to thank Jon Procter who wrote my plans. I have a long, inevitable break from being able to train after this block but I have all the confidence that the Lattice team will help me meet my long term goals when I get back.
Sara Díez (verified owner) –
Really happy with my climbing improvements, specialy with my performance in roofs and overhangs!
I’m in the second month of my training plan, and last weekend I sent two V5 (one of them flashed), three V6 (one of them in 2 tries) and my first V7 (in 4 tries). Let’s see what I can achieve after 6 months of Lattice Lite Training Plan!
TY Raf and Tom 🙂
Christoph Auer (verified owner) –
I recently finished my first bouldering training plan by lattice with the focus on outdoor bouldering. Alltough i tweaked my finger in the last phase of my plan and therefore was unable to finish it properly, the results are still amazing. My grade i could send in one day went up significantly and i managed to catch up with my friends in the gym, some of them are really amazed by the progress i made in those 12 weeks.
The plan is well structured and i learned a lot of training structuring. The best moment was, when i progressed from strength intervalls on the moonboard to boulder triples with the same problems and even with shorter rests, i could send them. I felt strong and confident in my climbing as i never did before. Thanks Tom and Lattice for the nice experience, i will get another plan for sure!
Heth Jennings –
I’m definitely a boulderer. My ideal problem is 4-6 moves long. With lattice, I have been working on my endurance and flexibility. I can touch my knuckles to the floor with a standing pike stretch and my box split isn’t atrocious anymore! Regarding the endurance, I was able to complete the 6 in 6 recently on some stout Moonboard benchmarks (at least, stout for me)! This is huge because I failed on several attempts the first time I attempted this workout. And the conditions were horrible, 90+ degrees temperature with a lot of humidity too! I can’t thank Lattice enough!
josh lacey (verified owner) –
After just the first 4 weeks i went from been a v5/6 climber to flashing v7 and climbing my first v8! i have seen significant improvements in all areas by the end of my first plan and immediately signed up for a second! id like to thank Jon Proctor for his excellent plan and to lattice for arranging it so I continued into my second block with him.
I have recently finished my 1st 3 months with you. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. I’m thoroughly enjoying my plan and I particularly wanted to single out Jon Proctor for his support. Any queries I have had have been answered promptly, professionally and with a ’can do’ attitude that has been above and beyond my expectations. I have just signed up for my second block and look forword to continuing my improvements with Jon and lattice.
I just wanted to thank you for the great Lattice Lite program. I finished it in March and completely exceeded my expectations when the outdoor season began. I climbed my first 7C which indeed was the goal for the spring and other easier problems that had felt impossible before. I don’t think this would’ve happened without structured and well-thought-out plan. I’m looking forward to training with Lattice again once the outdoor season is over!
Why should I apply? That was my question as well. As already commented above from others you can stuck in details and get confused from the possibilities by setting up your own training plan. With my the first plan I was surprised by the workouts and intensities. At the beginning I struggled a bit to schedule them smart. My impression is that it´s very elaborated. Even when completely stuck with to lock-down home training I improved much when climbing outside. For sure there are other important aspects of climbing which can´t be covered e.g. fear of falling. But from the physical perspective it paid-off great for me.
Mats Olsen –
I did a Lattice Lite Plan for 8 weeks at the start of the year and all I can say is that it was a great experience. The plan was thoughtfully made, and I made good gains on both finger strength and pull up strength. An additional benefit of the plan is that you know exactly what to do that week. Not more, not less. It removes a lot of mental stress trying to continuously adapt your training. In the past I’ve always felt like I “should be doing more” or “should be doing something else”, but with this plan I could put that part of my mind to rest. I really enjoyed working on the plan and look forward on using my gains out in the wild.
william sanders –
I am just starting this plan, but I have been very impressed with the quality of the app, and the forethought in the customized routine based on my training history. Their online support community on facebook is extremely useful and I appreciate the direct response I received from Tom Randall himself in regards to questions I had about my specific training plan. While I could have programmed my own plan to save some money, the smooth integration of the plan with the app itself is worth it’s weight in gold so to speak. I am very hopeful that I’ll see measurable benefit at the conclusion of my first training block and look forward to working with them in the future.
Carson Phillips –
After training on my own for years I had achieved my goal finger strength score however I was struggling with progression in the areas of Anaerobic Capacity and core strength and endurance. I asked Lattice to focus my plan on these two areas and it worked perfectly. Now 1 year later I retested and doubled my numbers in both areas making my previous weaknesses into notable strengths. What is more is I am climbing better and stronger than ever. I’m very impressed by Lattice and will continue to work with them!
Petri Koskimäki –
Just finished my first lite plan, and already purchased another 12 week block. I really loved training with the plan, and the app made it so easy to follow. I did the advanced remote assessment before starting with the plan, and it revealed my weaknesses very clearly. After 3 months I already see improvements in many of those areas. I feel more motivated than ever, and I can’t wait to start the second block! Highly recommended
Ian Mulvany –
A few weeks ago I finished up the 12-week lattice light training plan. During lockdown this has helped me improve my finger strength, and gotten me back to being fit for climbing. I really enjoyed this, and have just signed up for my second 12 week block. I have been climbing for about 30 years and am heading into my late 40s. I really believe that with structured training like this which is customised to my own current level and weaknesses, that there is every chance that I can actually reach some personal bests over the next year. I’m looking forward to starting the next block
After getting stuck on the same level for years, I decided I need some proper training instead of random climbing – and I thought I should get a professionally designed program instead of making one myself with my degree from Google University. The results were impressive! I improved more than I expected. It wasn’t only the exercises were on-the-spot for my weaknesses, but having such a well planned program and seeing progress with controlled testing motivated me more to go to the next session (and maybe also paying for it 😁). The flexibility to design your own week (with proper guidance) was also a big plus for a full-time office worker like me. I’m now back for my second block, and can’t wait to start! Definitely recommended ✌
channing lai –
Great plan. I just subscribed to my 3rd block as I have seen quantifiable results since I started last year. Lattice is my first structured training and I like how easy it is to just follow along all the exercises. It forced me to have accountability and work on my weaknesses.
I highly recommend this plan if you are in need of some structure to training and want to go over your pleateau.
I started my first block of Lattice Lite after the walls first closed in March so I would not lose my climbing momentum. I had done fingerboarding with a coach previously but had no idea how to actually structure my finger training and I also knew I would never have the discipline to do regular conditioning exercises on my own.
I love the format of this program, the weekly portions of exercises make it easy to adapt to my schedule and unexpected bad days, and the deadlines turned out to be a great motivator so I never even missed that oh-so-painful hip flexibility routine!
My primary goal with this program was to maintain finger strength and overall shape, but I actually ended up a great deal stronger than ever! Once the walls finally reopened, I found I could rest on crimps I could barely hold before and my bouldering grade is up by 1-2 full V-grades.
Very happy customer. Now, onto my second block!
I always knew i would be capable of climbing hard but i always thought it would take me a few years. After 3 months of my first lite plan I went from V5-6 to V9 I can’t believe it yet haha the exercises, the conitioning it’s amazing Next monday I’m starting my second lite plan and I couldn’t be more motivated. Thanl you so much Lattice.
I bought my fist Lattice lite training plan together with my wife and 2 other friends. We all were surprised to truly see each plan tailored to everyone’s needs. We all have seen good results so far, but particularly in my case, I have seen results beyond pure strength increase. I used to have a bit of a climbers elbow pain and one of my shoulders used to give me some trouble every once and then. The conditioning part of the training and the structure of the plan itself have kept me injury free and these two niggles have completely disappeared. I will definitely keep on training with Lattice.
Alfonso Ramos –
No more Plateau! After three months of training with this program I went from projecting 12a to achieving my goal of a 12a on site! The exercise routines are really straightforward and the app makes things very organized. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to take her climbing to the next level After three months of training with this program I went from project team 12 A to achieving my goal of a 12 a on site! The exercise routines are really straightforward and the app makes things very organized. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to take her climbing to the next level
This is a great tool to learn how to train and become stronger overall.
The app is also very well designed, it makes following the sessions extremely easy and keeps you motivated over the course of your plan.
I got addicted at seeing those training boxes getting filled with data!
I purchased the Lite training plan right before the coronavirus started to hit strong here where I live. All the climbing gyms were locked down, and we couldn’t go to the crags. I started with the Lite plan with a small climbing wall that I have at home. The Lite plan has been really helpful during this period of time. It has helped me with both my physical health and my motivation. I am getting stronger climbing-wise. It has helped me to organize my time around my trainings, and to maintain the motivation.
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The first step was realizing that I had to address my weaknesses to become a better climber. After that the lattice team gave me everything I needed to move forward. First was identifying what my weakness’ are, then setting a plan that is enjoyable to implement, and finally providing me direction to effectively get out and execute on that plan. Now I’m improving and breaking out beyond the plateau I’ve been riding for several years. Thanks to the lattice team for helping me find the way.
Stuck on a plateau for a long time, I kept training by myself convinced I was just lacking endurance. Lattice assessment, instead, identified finger strength as my weakness. Training plan was easy to follow and as a result I am now climbing consistently harder than before.
Totally worth it!
Very good experience – that helped me send my season project.
At the beginning of the year I tried my project (King Kong in Magic Wood) and could not even get the starting move. After completing the program 2/3 through I tried again and sent it.
– Detailed trainings per week to complete with flexibility to do them when you find time
– Training priorities to focus on if the time you have for training isn’t sufficient for the entire plan
– Gets you fit and up your project
– Need to go to the gym when there are less people to complete the timed climbing exercises
– Sometimes you need to throw in a fun climbing session to stay motivated 😉