The four classes in our new Advanced Movement program have been designed specifically to address the problems that climbers experience in what we consider the most turbulent portion of their climbing experience: the “moderate” grade range and what is likely to be a climbers first performance plateau. These classes will build upon fundamental climbing skills, and will focus on expanding participants awareness of what is possible on the wall, their own limitations, and how to push past those limitations. The curriculum is broken up into 4 aspects of climbing that we consider to be critical to someone’s long-term success: Dynamic Climbing, Static & Balanced Climbing, Proprioception, and Projecting.
Before You Book
Before You Book
These classes are designed to expand upon certain climbing fundamentals, and it is therefore assumed that participants in these classes have already been exposed to those concepts. It is recommended that everyone who signs up for one these classes meets either of the following requirements:
- Has taken all 4 of the standard Climbing Progression Program classes:
- Climbs at least V4 and has an understanding of the following climbing techniques/concepts:
- Proper foot placement via pads of toes
- Flagging & weight management during lateral movements
- Breath control
- Climbing with a “relaxed” upper body
- Determining individualized Beta for target climb
- Classes are 90 minutes long, and our calendar ensures that every class is available in any given two week period.
- FREE for members
- For ages 13+.
- First Time Climber? Try climbing with the purchase of a Day Pass before signing up for a technique class. A little prior exposure to climbing makes the technique classes much more beneficial!
- Classes do not need to be taken sequentially!
- Booking for each class opens 2 weeks in advance.
The Dynamic Climbing class focuses on the subset of movements that require the generation and control of momentum to propel you towards your target hold(s). Climbers will learn about deadpoints, pogos, dynos, and everything in between. The critical muscle groups used in Dynamic Climbing, and the exercises done to strengthen them, will be reviewed.
BALANCED AND STATIC CLIMBING
The Balanced & Static Climbing class focuses on the subset of movements that require a slow, careful and tense approach, as well as a stable core and lower body. Climbers will learn to trust their feet and actively engage the critical lower muscle groups for a fine-tuned approach to balance, while exploring a variety of weight management and distribution techniques.
Proprioception is the awareness of position and movement of the body. This class is designed specifically to help climbers learn what their bodies are capable of, what their limits are, and how to start moving with specific intent on the wall. The goal is to make the exact movement you want to make.
The goal of this class is to help climbers refine their process of working on, or “projecting”, climbs they are unable to complete. Equal parts mental and physical exercise, the Projecting class will teach climbers to analyze both themselves and their projects critically, and it will impart techniques our industry professionals have developed during their own successful years of climbing.