The Coaches

Delaney Carpenter

Delaney has been involved in the climbing scene since 2009 and more actively in the larger climbing organisations since 2012. Due to her passion for the sport and environment, as well as her love of sharing the spirit of the sport with everyone, Delaney’s climbing path has led her to open up her own climbing club with partner, Ricky Traviss.  After spending two and a half years coaching exclusively for Western Cape Climbing and following the structural requirements of the South African National Climbing Federation as well as the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, opening up their own climbing club seemed the obvious best next step.

Climbing Coaching Qualification

  • WCC Beginner Level 1 (2014)
  • WCC Beginner Level 2 (2014)
  • Intermediate Coaches Workshop (2014)
  • SANCF National Coaching Seminar 29th September and 1st October 2014

Other Coaching Qualifications

  • Pole Fitness Trainer Level 1 through 3 Certifications (2010 to 2012; Vertical Secrets)
  • Aerial Silks and Hoop Trainer Level 1 and 2 Certifications (2011 to 2012; Vertical Secrets)
  • Strength, Conditioning and Flexibility Certification (2010; Vertical Secrets)

Other Coaching Experience

  • Pole Fitness Trainer Level 1 through 3 (2010 to 2012; Vertical Secrets)
  • Aerial Silks and Hoop Trainer Level 1 and 2 (2011 to 2012; Vertical Secrets)
  • Pole, Aerial Silks and Aerial Hoop Dance Choreographer (2011 to present; Vertical Secrets 2011 to 2012; Simply Goddess 2012 to present)
  • Western Cape Climbing (2013 to 2015)
  • Rock Chicks Adult Beginner Climbing Technique Courses
  • UIAA (Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme aka International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) Youth Training Seminar Certification (15th to 19th August 2014, Magaliesberg)

Related experience

  • Rock Climber since 2009
  • Mountain Club of South Africa Member (2009 to present)
  • Chairperson of the Mountain Club of South Africa Youth Section (2014 to present)
  • Past Chairperson Mountain Club of South Africa Cape Town Section Rock Climbing Committee (2012-2015)
  • Past Member Mountain Club of South Africa Cape Town Section Access Committee
  • Past Member Mountain Club of South Africa Cape Town Section Outreach Committee
  • Member of Mountain Club of South Africa Cape Town Section Committee
  • Past Secretary of Western Cape Climbing (2012-2013, 2015 to 2019)
  • Past Treasurer of Western Cape Climbing (2013, 2015 to 2019)
  • Past President of Western Cape Climbing (2014 to 2015)
  • Past Secretary of the South African National Climbing Federation (2013-2015; 2017-2018)
  • Past Treasurer of the South African National Climbing Federation (2018 to 2019)
  • Founder and Organiser of Rock Chicks and associated Website, Climbing Calendars, Climbing Club and Adult Beginner Climbing Technique Courses
  • Incorporator, Director and Climbing Coach of Top Out Climbing Club
  • Chairperson of Western Cape Climbing Transformation and Development and Women and Girls Commissions (2014 to present)
  • Member of Western Cape Climbing Competitions and Calendar; and Coaches and High Performance Commissions (2014 to present)
  • Member of the South African National Climbing Federation Development and Transformation Commission; and Coaches Commission (2017 to present)

Caleb Ashley Cooper

Caleb has been involved in climbing since the end of 2015, he got introduced to climbing through scouts which he has been a part of since 2008. He started working at Hangtime where he found the love of climbing and has been part of the climbing movement since. Caleb really enjoys giving and teaching his climbing knowledge that he has learned to other people, that is why he has become a climbing coach. He loves running camps and hikes and inviting any who would like to join.

Climbing Coaching Qualification

  • WCC Beginner Level 1 (2016)
  • WCC Beginner Level 2 (2016)
  • Intermediate Coaches Workshop (2017)

Other Coaching Qualifications

  • Springbok Scout Top Award (2016)
  • PLTU (Patrol Leader Training Unit) (2014)
  • Staffed on PLTU (2015 and 2016)

Other Coaching Experience

  • Scout Patrol Leader* 5 years (2011 to end of 2015)
  • Scout Troop Leader* for a year (2016)
  • Hangtime climbing instructor for Adults and Children Top rope
  • Hangtime climbing instructor for Adults and Children Lead Climbing

Related experience

  • Rock Climber since the end of (2015)
  • Mountain Club of South Africa Member (2016)
  • Scout since (2008 till 2017)
  • Work at Hangtime climbing gym as a route setter and climbing instructor
  • Climbing Coach for Top Out Climbing Club

*coaching of fellow and junior scouts

Alyssa Meyer

Alyssa has been involved in climbing since 2014. She found out about climbing through her older sister’s birthday party. She was taught how to belay and lead in 2014 by the inhouse training program at City Rock. She has been involved in competition climbing since 2015.

She has competed in 2 IFSC Youth World Championships, she first being in 2016. Through training with Delaney and making friends in the sport it grew her passion. She has made friends with both local and international climbers, which has opened her to various training styles and methodologies and the levels required for international competitions.

The idea of always having something new to climb inspires her and it also forces her to on route reading and planning, which has enabled great growth in the sport.

She has always loved children and being able to coach/train them has given her a new perspective and even greater joy for competitive climbing. She enjoys helping and improving anyone of any age and ability in the gym. She has made and continues to make incredible friends through the sport

Getting to be in the outdoors is just one of the perks of this amazing sport.

  1. WCC Beginner Level 1 (2019)
  2. Advanced climber for Top Out.
  3. 2 x South African Youth Team Member
  4. 2 x SA Youth Boulder Nationals Winner (2015, 2017)
  5. 3rd in Bloc 11 Gravity Bowl – Advanced Open Category (2017)
  6. Ballet Dancer for 12 years
  7. Member of Mountain Club
  8. Coach- Top Out Climbing

Anneke Eberhard

I started climbing in 2014, and competed nationally until June 2017. I love the challenge of climbing, and the feeling of strength it gives me. It’s been exciting to watch climbing grow, and to see more and more children join the sport. I love working with children, and started assisting Delaney in coaching special needs children in 2016.

Climbing Coaching Qualification:

  • WCC Beginner Level 1: 2019

Other Coaching Experience:

  • Coaching Special Needs Children

Related Experience:

  • Climber since 2014.
  • National competition experience
  • First Aid level 3 qualification

Duncan Edelstein

I have been involved in climbing since the day I was born (2001). My dad is a die-hard trad climber and has since imparted an immense amount of knowledge onto me and thus I have helped create City Rock as it stands today. I started taking climbing seriously in (2017). I love the sport and all the people involved that makes it so worthwhile. I escape to outside adventures as soon as an opportunity presents itself. Climbing is certainly my biggest passion and that drives my life.

Climbing Coaching Qualifications:

  • Western Cape Climbing Beginner level 1 Coaching Course (2020)

Related Experience:        

  • Since (2006)
  • As a personal trainer at SSISA (2020)
  • Aid level 3 qualification