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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

 Download Workshop Outline here


Photo by Alan Halewood.

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

For Glenmore Lodge workshops see their website for further details

A new Series of workshops is being planned for April – August 2020. Come back soon!

Event date
Location Provider Public/Lodge Last booking date
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Glenmore Lodge



Tuesday 20th October 2020
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 members’ 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.