Women’s Bouldering 1
We understand that women and men often employ different climbing styles and therefore some women might appreciate the guidance and knowledge of an experienced, female climber. With a female instructor and an all-female group, this course will inspire confidence in beginners and help intermediates to take their climbing to the next level.
This course is designed for both new climbers and those who have some experience but feel that they might be missing a few of the basics to be able to continue their progression. Women's Bouldering 1 will help you avoid many of the pitfalls that hinder progress and will give you the knowledge and technique to train and climb effectively.
The cost of the course includes a 30 day unlimited use pass worth £40.
Each of the three 1½ hour sessions is designed to address different aspects:
Week 1 - Back to Basics
Essential climbing skills and an introduction to the principles of training: types of holds and how to hold them, footwork (inside and outside edges, foot placement, foot swaps, smearing), body position, efficient movement, balance, stability triangles, warming up, warming down, stretching.
Week 2 - Problems and Solutions
Exploring personal strengths and weaknesses and using problem setting and solving as a tool for development. An introduction to dynamics, transition of weight, a more detailed study of foot placement, and steep ground.
Week 3 - Consolidation
Advanced footwork (toe/heel hooks, flagging), understanding momentum. Learning to structure sessions in terms of your activity and recovery balance. Putting things into context and looking to the outdoors for inspiration.
This course is an introduction to the art of bouldering indoors.
More than just a lesson in technique, the keyword for this course is improvement.
Whether you are just starting out, or have hit intermediate plateau, this course will help you to avoid the pitfalls that hinder progress and will arm you with the knowledge to space and structure your training for optimal improvement.