Level 1 Bouldering
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. Level 1 Bouldering 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 £45
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 opposite
Three consecutive Sundays - please check times when booking
Three consecutive Thursdays, 8-9.30pm
Good course, good instructors and very enjoyable - it definitely gave me more confidence on the wall. I think my only suggestion for improvement would be that the different instructors have a quick 5 min "catch up" so that they know what the previous instructor has covered to ensure smoother transitions between sessions and to avoid repetition.
9th November 2015
Really useful course where I learnt loads of great techniques and was able to conquer my nerves! Thanks
9th November 2015
Enjoyed the course. Learned dive techniques, which was my aim.
All 3 instructors were excellent although the same instructor all the way through would be better still.
20th October 2015
19th October 2015
14th September 2015
The course was great! I would only have the following comments:
- perhaps ask to the instructors to follow a (loose) script so that there isn't the feeling that the techniques are thought a bit randomly (it wasn't, but this was the feeling that we had).
- provide some general insights on how to start and finish a route
- provide some general insights on how structure our climbing sessions so that we know how to get to the next level
7th August 2015
The training was very good and I enjoyed it a lot. We came with different levels but trainers were always trying to fit difficulty to our skills. The only thing is that actually we learned how to stretch after last session as after first and second one trainers didn't have time to stay with us.
26th July 2015
29th June 2015
Great course, I learned so much! Lots of things to think about, lots of really useful techniques, all very clearly explained. Very fun, too. The only issue was that we didn't cover some stuff because we ran out of time.
11th June 2015
The course and the instructors were very good, but what would be nice is if we had handouts after each session, so we have something to refer back to, as well as remember what we have learnt.
4th May 2015