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It's really nice to hear from people who have been on courses with us, and here's a few examples of recent feedback:

Private Guiding (24/06/18)

“I started my climbing journey with Jez over a year ago – I hadn’t met him but had seen his posts on FB and started following his page.

Once I had finished my ML(s) I knew I wanted to get into rock climbing to get more out of the mountains and the environment I love. I’d messed about for years at low grades with mates and as a soldier done some big boot stuff, I wasn’t particularly skilled and had no aspiration to try for technical routes but I did know I wanted to be taught, to learn to be safe and to see what I could and importantly could not do!

So I wanted to invest my time, my money and my confidence with someone that I trusted, someone that I could respect, and someone that I could develop with.

Having seen Jez through his skilful use of social media I believed I had found what I was looking for and emailed him about his 10 day programme, explained my experience thus far and we set a date for October 17. I started the week as a VDiff climber, I finished the week confident at Severe, leading pitches at VS, seconding HVS and top roped an E1.

Jez is incredibly intuitive, and brings out confidence by building it, never once did I doubt his capabilities or ability to read mine, nothing was rushed and his calm methodical approach made progress both enjoyable, safe and addictive..

I have now returned to Jez for my SPA Training, and will go back for my RCI assessment, and recently also gone back to him for 3 days personal guiding to fulfil a personal ambition, the amazing (HVS) A Dream of White Horses.. 

Now that I have a clearer vision of what climbing I want to do, can do and can push myself to do I also have no hesitation in wanting to return for a further intensive 10 day to once again springboard my confidence, grades and fun factor in 2019 to help me achieve another personal goal with private guiding later that same year.

I spend my money wisely, and have no hesitation in recommending Jez at whatever level you climb. His crag knowledge is immense, his skill level easy to recognise and his ability to put you at ease in quite dramatic positions inspiring. Jez is very easy to get on with and spend time with, his passion for climbing infectious.”


ML Training (02/06/18)

A brilliant week, great to meet everyone and spend so much time out in the mountains. Great knowledge and instruction delivered in exactly the right style for the group - looking forward to putting it all into practice! CT

Thank you Jez, Mike and Branwen for a really good course! Have had a really good week! JB

That was such a brilliant week, thanks everyone. . . wonderful to meet you all! BM

Thanks very much guys, I had a blast!

Thank you brill course and learnt a great deal! TR

SPA Assessment (10/09/17)

I really enjoyed my Single Pitch Award training course with JB Mountain Skills.  Jez and Terry were very friendly and knowledgeable, and we covered a lot of content, but in a way that was easy to digest.  I'm looking forward to putting the training into practice and consolidating for assessment.  Thanks JB Mountain Skills - you are to be recommended!

SPA Training (17/09/17)

Thank you to yourself and Terry for a super fun SPA Training weekend .....
There were lots of useful techniques taught in a relaxed and fun environment !
I look forward to returning for my assessment when I feel ready ..

SPA Assessment (10/09/17)

Once again, I wanted to thank you and Paul for a really enjoyable and informative assessment this weekend. You made a great team; both approachable and friendly whilst maintaining the necessary assessor/assessee dynamic. I've come away feeling more confident and more informed which, as you stated at the start of the weekend, is what an assessment should provide.
I'll be sure to recommend you to anyone I come across looking for training and assessments.

Lead climbing 5 day course (23/07/17)

I wanted to say a massive thank you for this week it's been awesome, your approach to the whole thing is fantastic, building the week specifically around us as clients maximised what we got out of it rather than just sticking to your own prescribed layout for a week which I suspect other providers may be tempted to do. You're also dead easy to get on with which makes it all the more enjoyable!

Lead climbing 5 day course (21/07/17)

Thanks so much for a bloody awesome week. Just spent the journey home reflecting on how much we achieved. I'm definitely loads better and happier with leading, have way more confidence in my ability to judge and place gear and more mentally prepared to climb above it! But also I think my climbing has improved overall, certainly found myself yesterday thinking much more about planning routes and placing feet rather than flapping around so much and I felt calmer than I often do, even when I was leading.  But also I just feel great from a week in the beautiful Welsh mountains. So chuffed that we got to do mountain crags, slate and sea cliffs. So much variety and constantly pushing the boundaries of that comfort zone in pretty inspiring surroundings.

Bespoke 2 day lead climbing coaching course (03/06/17)

Thanks very much for the your time at the weekend, Eleni and I both took a lot from it and had a great time - really surpassed expectations for what I wanted regarding a mix of climbing and learning.

Thank you very much for the amazing weekend! The Welsh Weather Gods were super nice to us too! We learned so many things and we had so much fun! I really want to come back!

Guided Scrambling Day (01/06/17)

Many thanks for a happy day it was a great route choice! The photos are excellent many thanks..

SPA Training (20/05/17)

Awesome! Had a great weekend- will see you in August/September for assessment.

Learn to Lead Course (13/05/17)

Thank you for a great weekend! We both came away from it with much more confidence and understanding, and really excited about our climbing.

Winter Skills weekend (27/02/17)

Hi Jez,
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how great the weekend was! Rob was fantastic and I felt like I learned loads, and what was particularly good was that he was happy to individualise a lot of the nav yesterday so Stuart and I both got a lot out of it.

Winter Skills weekend (27/02/17)

Hi Jez,
Just finished the last day of the course. I just wanted to say that Rob was amazing, he made the most of the conditions, and we even managed to make an emergency snow hole! I've learnt a lot, It's been a wet but wonderful weekend. I'd definitely recommend your courses to my friends.

Winter Skills weekend (09/01/17)

Thanks for a fab weekend Jez and for finding us some snow! Team No Boundaries had a great time. #happymountaindays

Two week rock climbing development course (12/08/16)

Big thanks to this climbing nut (see what I did there) for all his hard work for the past two weeks....I can now tie a figure of eight 😂👏🏼.

Thanks for all the laughs / laughing AT me whilst I was climbing stuff I didn't think I could do and taking awkward photos of me pulling stupid faces (there's a reason Facebook has an untag button!) haha

Jez, you're the BEST I feel so much more confident and I've fallen more in love with the rock every day 💪🏽 i literally can't believe how much I've progressed in this time! I better not come across a small fortune soon or you and Oreo won't be able to escape me 😝.

If anyone needs any help climbing this guy is ACE (and full of useless facts 😂) granted he may look like a complete wally, but he knows his stuff SPA, MIA etc get in touch with me or send him a message.

Tip: Buy him a chocolate flapjack for extra brownie points 👼🏼


Learn to lead climbing course (27/06/16)

Thank you so much Jez for an awesome wknd learning to lead trad! Your approach to teaching along with your relaxed but cautious attitude is second to none helping me to move forward gaining valuable experience with my trad climbing. I look forward to seeing you again on the climbing circuit and would highly recommend JB Mountain Skills.

Learn to lead climbing course (31/07/16)

Thanks Jez for an fantastic 2 days climbing, amazing teaching of knowledge, skills and confidence, really put us at ease.
Thanks so much X

Bespoke 3 day climbing course (09/08/16)

A massive thank you to both Jez and Oreo for an awesome 3 days in Snowdonia. Introduction to multi pitching and an SPA refresher were excellent fun; even if there were a few scary moments! Jez delivered everything with a light- hearted sense of humour, a relaxed approach and a professional and knowledgeable outlook.
Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon!

Bespoke 5 day climbing course (01/10/16)

Hi Jez
Just a quick email to say thanks for organising an amazing 5 days of climbing. The two Stus were super keen, amazingly knowledgeable and just really nice guys that helped pushed me out my comfort zone and I loved every bit of it. Also fair play to Angus, Rich and Tom, all three very good climbers with bright futures ahead of them. If I wasn't already heading in that direction Jez I am now totally addicted to climbing. Thanks again and I am sure I'll bump into you again some time in north wales. Nice one.
Ian (his second course with us)

Mountain craft week, working for Rob Johnson (03/10/16)

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for such an amazing week!
I also wanted to write and say that Huw and Jez were amazing and made it the best trip.
Could you please pass on my thanks to them.
They made it a trip I will remember forever (hopefully i'll remember some of the skills too! ha!).
I will definitely be back for a course next year.
Thanks again.
Aisha 🙂 x

Bespoke 2 day climbing course (04/05/16)

Had an epic few days out with Jez this week. I rang a few weeks ago to ask about tailoring a course to suit my needs and we set a date. We covered everything I asked for plus a whole load more extremely useful skills. Jez had a fantastic way of teaching and I feel I've learnt a lot more in these 2 days than I ever expected. We also ticked some cool routes which put the cherry on top. Highly recommend JB mountain skills and i'll certainly be using them again in the new year to cover more rescue skills and maybe even get on the ML training week. Thank you sir, it was a pleasure.