This course is designed for climbers who have limited experience of bouldering. It's perfect for anyone who's done our Introduction to Bouldering Course and wants to progress. This Bouldering Improvers Course will help you avoid many of the pitfalls that hinder progress and will give you the knowledge and technique to train and climb effective.
Please Note that this course is strictly for people aged 18 or older.
The cost of the course includes a 30 day unlimited use pass worth £50
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.
Availablity - Choose from the list of dates below (please note that the date shown is the start date. The other sessions run at the same time on the next two consecutive weeks)
Friendly and supportive instructor with very good tips and exercises. There were only three participants in the end so plenty of one-to-one instruction which was also great. Would definitely recommend to a friend!
22nd August 2019
Loved it! Learned a lot. The course could maybe run for 4 weeks so you can focus on important skills like flagging, overhangs and heel hooks with supervision a bit longer.
17th July 2019
Loved the course. Felt like we could've moved into the main gym sooner on the first 2 sessions and wish the gym was open half an hour after the classes to try out what we learned, but it was all really really helpful and I improved a lot.
11th July 2019
Carlos is a great teacher, and I feel like I've got a lot better understanding of how to boulder. I'd only suggest making the course longer (even if only by one week) to have more time to go through everything.
21st June 2019
I really enjoyed the course! I learnt loads and I can already see the improvement in my climbing. It would be good if a really small area on the main walls could be dedicated to classes when they're running (or put up one or two problems in the teaching room) as it gets so busy and it was hard to practice when we were all out there, but I appreciate that's really hard as you don't want to disadvantage all the other climbers!
21st June 2019
Went well: Very good coach, fun and helpful course Improve: spread over four weeks and give more time to practice on real routes
12th April 2019
What a brilliant course! Carlos was awesome and taught us very useful techniques. He kept it challenging and fun the entire time but without making it impossible. It was quite rewarding to practise the movements and techniques in boulder problems around the Center and manage to solve them. Thank you, Carlos!
11th April 2019
I thought the course had a lot of useful content and was very well taught, and my climbing has improved notably. I found the personal support around tackling problems really helpful and if anything I would have liked the course to have been a week or two longer to have more time for this.
13th March 2019
Friendly instructors. Liked the small group size. Instructors gave personalised advice and demonstrations on how how to improve climbing technique. Plenty of climbing real routes outside of the training room. Can’t think of any improvements.
24th December 2018