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FUNdamentals of Climbing 1: Movement

This first workshop looks at the very basics of climbing, focusing on balance and movement and the key principles of the sport.

The main topics covered are:

  • The theory of Long Term Participant Development (LTPD) that underpins coaching
  • The differences between calendar age and training age and differences in boys' and girls' physical and emotional development 
  • The key principles of agility, balance and coordination
  • What is centre of gravity and weight transfer?
  • Economy of movement
  • Different footholds and handholds and their specific uses
  • Warming-up techniques and some basic climbing games

Download Workshop Outline here

Photo by Alan Halewood

For queries about Mountaineering Scotland workshops, please contact Kevin Howett on kev@mountaineering.scot.

For Glenmore Lodge workshops see their website for further details.

Event date
Location Coach
ProviderLast booking date
Monday 24th January 2022
Eden Rock
Andy Swann
Mountaineering Scotland22nd January 2022
Monday 28th February 2022
EICA Ratho
Andy Swann
Mountaineering Scotland
24th February 2022










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Fundamentals of climbing workshop - £80

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