Get ready to crush at Feats of Strength and the Gotham Citizen! This 7-week clinic series will get you trained, conditioned, and mentally prepared to climb your best and hardest in a competition setting.

You will be coached by two badass crushers, Emily Varisco and Philip Bonyhadi, both seasoned competition climbers and Cliffs coaches. They will be creating custom curriculum tailored to the clinic participants to help you hone your strengths, train your weaknesses, and get you physically + mentally stronger than you ever thought possible.

This series will be limited to 10 participants. Spots will fill up quick, so register now! 




Emily Varisco has been coaching competitive climbers for 11 years. She's currently the head coach at The Cliffs at LIC and privately coaches about 20 kids spanning the East Coast.

Emily started climbing at the age of 15 in Boulder, CO and was immediately thrown into the competition scene. She spent two years on the US Youth Climbing team and traveled to Youth World Cup Competitions in France and Austria. She's been competing and climbing across the country ever since. 

When she's not working, Emily can generally be found in the boulder fields of Chattanooga, pumping out at the Red, trying to figure out board sports or at Hometown BBQ. Brisket is serious. Also, live music. That’s real. 



A professional dancer turned climber, Philip brings a deep knowledge of biomechanics and a background of rigorous training to his practice. Soon after picking up the sport, he began traveling, climbing, and putting up lines in some in of the most beautiful spots around the world.

Back in the states, Philip brought his beta to the plastic. Trying to bring the outdoor ethic to the gym, he’s raising the next generation of climbers to be responsible, respectful, and strong as heck. Philip has been coaching in the northeast for three years. 


Tuesdays Feb 6 - Mar 6
7PM - 9PM


Feats of Strength| 2.23.19
Gotham Citizen | 3.16.19


$200 for Cliffs members
$400 for guests


All levels are welcome! You must be ages 16+ to participate in this series.  


All participants must also complete a climber questionnaire here.