Leslyn James

Centre Administrator

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Leslyn, has been a member of the team for over four years
A novice climber she’s keen to try to get on the wall when she can
When she’s not in the Centre you’ll find her exploring North Devon whether it’s on a bike, in the sea, horseback or walking.

Paul Reah

Instructor and Chef

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As a keen climber and a chef, Paul is the pefect person to take care of the menu at the Quay. He's been cooking since the age of 7 and has worked in restaurants across the UK and Europe. Paul combines his passion for climbing and cooking at the centre. When he's not in the kitchen you can find him instructing on the floor! You can see Paul in the centre on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Tami Wells

Instructor/Centre Receptionist

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Tami is a keen climber who can regularly be found out on Dartmoor. When she's not climbing she enjoys yoga and walking her dog, Tryfan, as well as spending time with her family most of whom are keen climbers too. Tami has recently set up her own yoga business, Yoga with Tami - you can attend one of her classes at the centre on Thursday evenings! Otherwise you can see her in the centre from Monday to Friday during the day.

Jennifer Thomas

Centre Receptionist/Instructor

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Jen didn't quite know what she got herself into when she got the job at the Quay...a climbing virgin the team threw her in at the deep end and she was leading on her 3rd training session! She works in the centre every Tuesday and Wednesday where you may find her instructing, working at reception, instructing or sending out your invoices!

Will Martin

Instructor

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Charles has joined The Quay as a routesetter, coach and instructor. He has climbed in many different countries, and recently spent three years climbing and route setting in New Zealand. He will normally be found in the Quay with a drill in his hand and a smile on his face on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Ben Sprague

Instructor

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Hi I'm Ben you would of seen me about in clip n climb, but I now have become an all round instructor.
I enjoy family bouldering sessions out on the moors with my fiancé and 2 children and exploring the delights of Devon and beyond. If I'm not exploring with the family, ten I'm hiding away in the bouldering caves of a climbing wall.... I have been a keen boulder for 6/7 years and many more to come, with lots of experience in the outdoor industries :-),

Elliott Vanstone

Instructor

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Elliott has been hooked on climbing since the age of 8 and now climbs indoors and outdoors as often as he can! He climbs sport and trad whilst outside and enjoys visiting local sites with current projects at Cheddar, Brean and Ansteys Cove. Elliott has just finished a 3 year outdoor adventure course at Bicton and is fast racking up his qualifications (CWA, CWLA and SPA). He's part of the Quay team since he was 15 and is now a fully fledged instructor and youth squad leader.

Rory Bascombe

Instructor

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Rory has been a keen climber and member of the Quay Youth Clubs for a number of years and more recently he's joined us as part of the team. He started off in the cafe but you will now find him behind reception or instructing!

Huw Evans

Instructor

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Hello, my name is Huw and I have been a keen climber at the Quay now for around a year and a half and decided I wanted to turn my passion for climbing into a profession, you can find me making coffees in the Café on a Monday and a Thursday evening, and pottering about on Low Mans rock when the weather allows it! I have recently undertaken my CWA training with a view to do my assessment in the coming months so you may see me out and about on the floor instilling what little wisdom I have in the near future!

Charlie Webber

Cafe, Reception & Clip 'n Climb Instructor

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Evie Stripp

Cafes & Birthday Parties

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My biography: I only work Sundays, which means I have lots of time to climb! Some would say I practically live at the quay. I used to be a member of Junior club but now I just enjoy climbing as part of my routine. I also love cooking and enjoy being in the kitchen.

Zoe Hoare

Apprentice

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Zoe is our Apprentice! She joined us nearly a year ago and has enjoyed learning the ropes across the whole business - she's even taken up climbing!

Emily Vandendorpe

Centre Reception/Cafe

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Emily is a keen member of the Friday Night Squad at the Quay and can regularly be found taking part in local climbing competitions. An accomplished climber she is now turning her hand to working at reception and in the café in her spare time - you can find Emily at the centre on Saturdays!

Georgina Watkins

Clip 'n Climb Instructor

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Jack Woodcock

Clip 'n Climb Instructor and Receptionist

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Our newest recruit, Jack is enjoying getting to grips with reception and instructing kids in Clip 'n Climb.