Rockburn LTD

Bouldering Centre in Bridport, Dorset

Meet the Team…

Our team is an inclusive group of people that aims to provide the best service and product to our customers. This includes both our staff and the suppliers that help us provide for our community of climbers.  We are…



Will Martin – Managing Director

Having worked as a freelance instructor for many years, Will retrained and attained a degree in 2012.  The aim was to open his own climbing centre in his local town and bring his passion for climbing to his local community.  An outdoor adventure enthusiast, Will can usually be seen around the locality cycling, running or down the Bridport Leisure Centre, working on his overall fitness…..


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Having a passion for outdoors, Kev has worked for various companies and Outdoor centres in Dorset and Hampshire.  He began climbing at 8 years of age, abseiling down the famous Nine Arches Viaduct spanning the River Derwent in Wales, and has since received personal training from the likes of Leah Crane and Libby Peters. Kev recently studied at Winchester and Chichester University for his BA (Hons) Outdoor and Adventure Education and, with hundreds of climbs logged and a comprehensive amount of experience tutoring both climbers and instructors, now joins Rockburn. ‘Coach kev’ fervently looks forward to all Rockburn’s adventures.


Keiha Dhruev – Route Setter/kieha bouldering hard

Outdoor Instructor

Bouldering beast and outdoor instructor, Keiha assists with Rockburn’s route-setting, outdoor events and will be running the bouldering squads at the centre.




Mel Martin – Company Secretary / Instructor

Mel is completing her instructor training at the moment but is experienced in her own right with groups and business management.  Wife of Will and integral part of the business, Mel can be found covering nights to allow Will an evening off with the young ones regularly.  Mel has recently started her outdoor climbing career and is making good progress on the rocks.


 Our Suppliers…

core_logo British made Climbing Holds – designed, carved and manufactured in Sheffield, UK.
psychi-logo Psychi is a UK based mountaineering brand, brought to life by a team of enthusiastic outdoor professionals.
coffee-factory Family run, artisan coffee roaster from Devon. The Coffee Factory source the tastiest coffee beans from around the world, using only 100% arabica coffee beans.
lyon_logo We are the leading distributor of quality climbing, mountaineering, caving and general “outdoor” equipment to outdoor retailers throughout the UK and Ireland.
didak A family business with lots of years of experience, Didak’s focuses on taking care of the detail. Its designs are avant-gard, made of high quality material and always evolving.
beacon climbing Born out of our passion for climbing in North Wales, Beacon is located near Llanberis within the heart of the Welsh climbing scene and has been producing climbing holds and operating Beacon Climbing Centre since 1994.