Climb Sessions is a 12-week course of weekly classes designed to introduce a new climber to all of the necessary techniques, skills, and principles for a successful and sustainable climbing experience. Each class focuses on a separate skill and introduces drills to implement those techniques. The 90-minute session begins with a warm-up, followed by the introduction of a particular skill and drills to implement those techniques, and finishes with an hour of climbing facilitated by the instructor where the skills will be utilized for prescribed climbing objectives. By the end of the 12-week course, the participants will be equipped to be autonomous indoor climbers with a comprehensive knowledge of basic climbing techniques and training methods.
WEEK 1 - OCTOBER 30
An introduction to training for climbing, focusing on footwork and basic movement.
WEEK 3 - NOVEMBER 13
Learning how to climb efficiently, build endurance, and rest well on climbs.
WEEK 5 - NOVEMBER 27
How to read and redpoint boulders, focusing on climbing overhanging terrain.
WEEK 7 - DECEMBER 11
Fitness and conditioning for climbing, with an emphasis on mobility and antagonist training.
WEEK 9 - JANUARY 1
Power endurance for bouldering and gripping methods.
WEEK 11 - JANUARY 15
How to build finger strength: hangboarding, campus boards, and forearm conditioning.
WEEK 2 - NOVEMBER 6
Redpointing on toprope, learning how to read routes and adjust your body positioning.
WEEK 4 - NOVEMBER 20
Onsighting boulders and learning the difference between static and dynamic movement.
WEEK 6 - DECEMBER 4
Pacing, breathing, and tactics on toprope redpoints. Toprope redpoint challenge.
WEEK 8 - DECEMBER 18
Slab climbing and balance techniques, including flagging and smearing.
WEEK 10 - JANUARY 8
Limit bouldering: explosive movement, deadpointing, and commitment.
WEEK 12 - JANUARY 22
The next step: training cycles, goal-setting, and sustainable climbing.