Our People

Jay Koh
Managing Director | Route Setter

Jay Koh took up Sport Climbing in Junior College and has been climbing actively since then. He strongly believes that climbing is a constant journey of self discovery that provides limitless opportunities to challenge oneself.

As an accomplished competition climber, Jay has been a member of the National Team since year 2002, representing Singapore in various international competitions. One of his proudest podium would be clinching the Silver medal at the 2011 SEA Games at Palembang, Indonesia. During that year, he was also the Lead Champion for the Malaysian leg of the South East Asia Climbing Federation Circuit. Locally, he has been on the podium almost 40 times, with 20 championships under his name in both lead and boulder disciplines. Jay is also a 4 time National Champion for Lead Climbing in Singapore.

Excelling on natural rock as well, he is constantly exploring new places and has been to some of the most remarkable climbing areas in South Africa, France, Spain, USA, Australia, China, Thailand and Malaysia. He is also the only Singaporean to have climbed sport routes of up to the difficulty grade of 8C/+ and onsights of up to 8a.

Even though he considers himself to be more of a sport climber, he excels on boulders as well and has bouldered up to the grade of  8B / V13. Jay is also a sponsored The North Face SG athlete.

Jay has been coaching since 2005 and has worked with people from all age groups. Some of his clients have excelled in competitions while others derive satisfaction from climbing outdoors. Specializing in peak performance coaching, Jay coaches a select clientele of elite Portfolio Managers and Leaders. Because of his experiences and extensive background while climbing at a very high level, Jay is able to offer such elite individuals an alternate perspective which may be applicable in their professional careers.

Aside from climbing, Jay is an avid diver and holds a Divemaster certification with PADI. He is a certified personal trainer with the Federation of International Sports, Aerobics and Fitness(FISAF) and is also a certified TRX Functional trainer.

You can find his competitive and outdoor accomplishments here.

Tan Jin Le
Head Route Setter | Coach and Senior Instructor

Jin Le started sport climbing in Serangoon Junior College, a college with a strong tradition in climbing and it has become an integral part of his life.

Jin Le has been coaching at Kinetics since 2013. He mainly coaches kids, and occasionally for adults. He believed that climbing should be done for passion and not taken as just any sport. Jin Le especially enjoys training children and inspiring the next generation to climb better.

Besides coaching, Jin Le competes regularly in local bouldering competitions. He recently clinched a hard-fought 3rd placing in the NUS Boulderactive 2014 Intermediate category. Apart from competing, Jin Le has a fervent desire to go outdoors for climbing too. His resume outdoors includes bouldering up to V8 and bagging 7B+ on sport routes.

Jin Le’s passion for climbing also brought him into the route-setting scene. He actively seeks to improve his setting skills by learning from the experienced Kinetics routes setters. He mainly sees route setting as a form of “art”, and enjoys watching how people figure out and finishes his routes. Jin Le’s setting portfolio includes setting for local climbing competitions and in prestigious overseas gyms such as The Arch in London.