Lisa and Wills
It begins with passion! We are Wills Young and Lisa Rands, Synergy Climbing’s founders and head coaches. We are married, and we are passionate about climbing! We are both elite-level climbers with impressive ascents, competition wins and over 60 years of experience between us. We have traveled the world developing bouldering areas, climbing Alpine spires, making first ascents in the mountains, climbing world-class highballs, pulling off terrifying head-game climbs, winning World Cup bouldering competitions, and raising the bar in so many ways. Now we are here in this amazing climbing Mecca of Chattanooga to share our knowledge, and the passion that brought us here.
The mission of The Synergy Project is to enhance your climbing community. We go out of our way to recognize all our clients for the value they bring to our lives personally, as well as the support they offer to our business. It is not only our goal to make better climbers, but to create happier, healthier people, more confident in everything they do.
We are two of the most experienced and accomplished coaches in the country, having traveled and climbed world-wide, practicing all disciplines of the sport from bouldering to mountaineering. Lisa is a former Open National Champion, International Champion, World Cup winner and former world number one in bouldering. As coaches we have coached climbers to national-level competitions including to a current and former national champion in bouldering and sport climbing. We are both American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Single Pitch Instructors and certified coaches with USA Climbing, the national governing body of competition climbing.