The Technique and Movement course is designed for the intermediate climber looking to take their climbing to the next level. While strength is a factor in climbing performance, form, technique and finesse in movement are essential elements to progressing as an efficient climber. This course delves into topics such as how to use and trust your feet, how to effectively use hand holds, maintain balance and keep your center of gravity — all while deciding your next moves.
Footwork techniques covered in the course include edging, smearing, foot placements and how to engage your heel. The course also focuses on how to grip hand holds such as slopers, crimps, side pulls, pinches and underclings to decrease forearm pump and to increase efficiency. In addition, the course covers how to use your body to become more efficient. Specific body movements and positions reviewed include flagging, stemming, engaging your core, laybacks, drop knees, back stepping and moving your hips. Finally, one of the most important techniques you will learn is how and when to rest on a route.
- 3 climbers – $130/climber
- 2 climbers – $200/climber
- 1 climber – $275
Trip Length: 1 Day | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Trip Size: 1:6 guide to client ratio with a maximum of 6 clients.
Date: April 15