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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.

1st October 2017 at TCA Glasgow. Provider Alan Halewood

19th November 2017 at Perth College UHI. Provider Alan Halewood

16th December 2017 at Transition Extreme, Aberdeen. Provider Alan Halewood

Glenmore Lodge is running a FUNdamentals 3 course, which will be held on 24th November 2017. This 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.