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Staff & Volunteer Profiles

Andy Coltart – Managing Director

Andy has been a youth worker for over 25 years. In 2010 he established OnThisROC. He believes that given the right opportunities and encouragement anyone can develop untapped potential and shine. Andy is a self taught artist and runs OTR's EyeLineArt Project as well as managing the climbing projects.


From 2013-2016 Andy was President of the IFSC Paraclimbing Commission and Asst. Manager for the GB Paraclimbing Team.

Nick Harry – Academy Coach

Nick is a very experienced climber. He trained as an instructor in November 2011 and now works with OnThisROC helping coach our climbing club for blind and visually impaired teenagers. Nick also works on our mobile bouldering team and has visited youth centres, fairs and worked with the police taking out our mobile wall.

Phil (The Fall Guy) Blue – Comp Team Coach

Phil is a CWA Instructor and an experienced climber. He joined the OTR team this summer and is now involved in preparing our 2013 Youth Comp Team. Once you get to know him you quickly understand the nickname we have for him!

Lizzy Biggs - Paraclimbing Coach

Lizzy, from Chester, joined OTR in June 2013 to work with our Paraclimbers and help on our outdoor days. Lizzy holds an SPA and has been a climber for over 10 years.

Archie Woodward - Academy Peer Coach

Archie has climbed with OnThisROC from its beginning. He has been in Regional and National Climbing Competitions and now works as a Peer Coach for young climbers in our Academy.

Martin Taylor - Climbing Coach

Martin has been with OnThisROC for 3 years join us through one of our projects. He currently runs our kids club and heads up our lottery funded projects.