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The FUNdamentals of Climbing 2: Technique

The FUNdamentals of Climbing 2 investigates in greater detail many of the most basic sport-specific techniques (movements), building on the key movements in FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 and developing them from the off-vertical (slab) medium to vertical and overhanging medium.

The main topics covered are:

  • The Key Principles of Base of Support and how it relates to the Centre of Gravity
  • Body positioning and balance on vertical and slightly overhanging terrain
  • The Key Principles of Agility, Balance and Coordination
  • Techniques to maximise climbing ability and economy of movement
  • Opposing forces and their application
  • Techniques specific to steep ground
  • Coaching ideas for teaching these techniques

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 Provider
12 March 2024Eden RockAndy SwannMountaineering Scotland - bookings open
16 April 2024
Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore Lodge - contact directly to book
26 May 2024
HangOn Hamilton
Alan HalewoodMountaineering Scotland - bookings open
15 November 2024
Glenmore Lodge
Glenmore Lodge - contact directly to book

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

Not a member? - click here to join.

Fundamentals of climbing workshop - £80

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 read our booking and cancellation conditions.