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
  • MDT Single Pitch Supervisor Certification (pending certificate receipt)
  • Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship (2017; Alison)
  • Diploma in Children’s Studies (2017; Alison Online Study Platform)
  • Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology (2017; Alison)
  • Certificate in Introduction to Supervision (2017; Alison)
  • Certificate in Outdoor Education – Outdoor Recreation and Land Management (2018; Alison)
  • Diploma in Public Relations (2018; Alison)
  • Certificate in Social Media Strategy for Small Businesses (2018; Alison)
  • Certificate in Introduction to Human Nutrition Revised (2019; Alison)
  • Certificate in Human Nutrition – Introduction to Macronutrients (2019; Alison)
  • Certificate in Human Nutrition – Introduction to Micronutrients (2019; Alison)
  • Certificate in Revised Human Nutrition – Understanding Macronutrient Metabolism (2019; Alison)
  • Diploma in Human Nutrition (2019; Alison)
  • Diploma in Psychology (2019; Alison)
  • Certificate in Health and Fitness – Flexibility, Calisthenics and Plyometrics (2020; Alison)
  • Diploma in Outdoor and Physical Education Studies (2020; Alison)
  • Certificate in Physical Education – Coaching Styles and Techniques (2020; Alison)
  • Certificate in Physical Education – Fitness Training Principles and Methods – Revised (2020; Alison)
  • Certificate in Physical Education – Fitness Training Principles and Methods (2020; Alison)
  • Diploma in Physical Education – Physical Fitness (2020; Alison)
  • Certificate in Physical Fitness – How to Avoid Injuries and Train Safely (2020; Alison)

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)
  • Treasurer of Western Cape Climbing (2021 to present)
  • Treasure of Western Cape Climbing Cape Town District (2021 to present)

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.

Climbing Coaching Qualification

  • WCC Beginner Level 1 (2019)
  • MDT Single Pitch Supervisor Course (pending assessment)

Related experience

  • Performance Level Athlete for Top Out Climbing Club.
  • 2 x South African Youth Team Member
  • 2 x SA Youth Boulder Nationals Winner (2015, 2017)
  • 3rd in Bloc 11 Gravity Bowl – Advanced Open Category (2017)
  • Ballet Dancer for 12 years

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
  • MDT Single Pitch Supervisor Course (pending assessment)

Other Coaching Experience:

  • Coaching Special Needs Children

Related Experience:

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

Daniel Robbins

Daniel currently works part time at CityROCK where some of his duties are to teach Top Rope and Lead Belay Courses.

Climbing Coaching Qualifications:

  • Western Cape Climbing Beginner level 1 Coaching Course (2021)
  • MDT Single Pitch Supervisor Certification (pending certificate receipt)

Related Experience:        

  • Level 1 First Aid

Gadi Aginsky

Gadi started Rock Climbing at City Rock in 2015 when his mom thought it would be a great extra mural for him, and he has not stopped since. Gadi prefers Lead but does also boulder. Gadi really enjoys climbing outdoors, in nature, and tries do so once or twice a month. Gadi was coached with Top Out for 5 years, learnt so much and the coaches got him “hooked” even more. He then climbed alone or with others in the gym.  Later, when he was offered the opportunity to be a coach, Gadi immediately said yes. Gadi hopes to be able to motivate his students as much as his coaches did for him.

Climbing Coaching Qualifications:

  • Western Cape Climbing Beginner level 1 Coaching Course (2021)
  • MDT Single Pitch Supervisor Certification (pending certificate receipt)

Related Experience:        

  • Level 1 First Aid

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)
  • MDT Single Pitch Supervisor Certification (pending certificate receipt)

Related Experience:        

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

Joseph Rosendorff

Joseph began climbing in 2006, initially as a fun hobby. In 2014 he began training with Top Out Climbing and
competing locally. Over the next few years he made the national youth team and then the national open team
following a successful year as provincial bouldering champion. His focus has shifted towards outdoor climbing,
spending almost every weekend climbing outside.


He strives on getting kids psyched to climb harder, by pushing them in their training and supporting their
improvement. His approach to coaching revolves around learning to master momentum and micro adjustments
to body positioning.

Climbing Coaching Qualifications:

  • Western Cape Climbing Intermediate Level Coaching Course (2021)
  • MDT Single Pitch Supervisor Certification (pending certificate receipt)

Related Experience:        

  • Climbing Since 2006.
  • Provincial Bouldering Champion 2018.
  • SA Youth World Championships Team 2017.
  • SA Open World Championships Team 2018.
  • Level 1 First Aid.