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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

18th March, at Perth College UHI. Provider Alan Halewood

18th March at Spireroxx, Elgin. Provider Duncan Paterson

Glenmore Lodge is also running two FUNdamentals 1 courses, which will be held on 4th May and on 22nd November. They should be booked directly with Glenmore Lodge

The workshops are £80 for Mountaineering Scotland members / £95pp (non-members) / £60pp for host climbing wall staff

To book onto one of our courses, you need to be a member of Mountaineering Scotland. Thanks to your membership, we can subsidise the costs of our courses and offer you cheaper course prices than most commercial providers.

Mountaineering Scotland members can book and pay easily and quickly online in our membersí web portal

If you are not a Mountaineering Scotland member, you can join and book your course place at the same time quickly and easily online in our members' web portal

Please take a look at our useful course information for booking and cancellation conditions.