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FUNdamentals of Climbing 3: Advanced movement and technique

This workshop presents a big step forward. It builds on the movement and technique content of F1 and F2 and combines the theory and the practical elements of those workshops being delivered in more challenging situations. An understanding of all basic techniques is now assumed. The terrain will now be more difficult involving poorer hand and footholds and now moves on to much steeper ground. More complex techniques are now required and dynamic movement is covered in detail. At this stage participants are expected to have a deep understanding of the centre of gravity and base of support and be familiar with tracking these in climbing movement. Since dynamic movement is now covered, the ability use advanced observation techniques is also required in order to track what is happening when the movement is conducted at speed.

The main topics covered are:

  • Centre of gravity tracking
  • Introduction of point of suspension and its relationship to base of support in analysing movement
  • Advanced use of hands and feet in difficult terrain
  • Advanced techniques for use on roofs, volumes, use of heels and toes
  • Dynamic movement
  • 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

Event date
Location Provider Public/Lodge Last booking date
Wednesday 23 October
Lodge off campus (Perth)
Jon Jones
Lodge See Glenmore Lodge
Thursday 14 November
Perth College (tbc)
Al Halewood
Public 7 November
Friday 6 December
Eden Rock
Andy Swann
Public 28 November

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.