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LEARN TO CLIMB LONG WEEKEND

A long weekend course for complete beginners and relative novices who want to learn the skills, and experience the excitement and challenges of rock climbing. Among the soaring rock spires of Montserrat or the beautiful Gorges of Nothwest Catalunya, you will learn the basic crag skills you need to climb safely, develop a level of independence and challenge yourself as much as you want on real rock.

We maximise the time you spend on the rockface, putting the skills into practice as they are acquired. You will gain a full understanding of the equipment used for climbing, and how to use it safely. On memorable and atmospheric routes, you will be exposed to the wide range of climbing styles and methods which go to make up the technical vocabulary of the accomplished rock climber. By the end of the weekend you will have learnt the fundamental skills, begun to develop your rock climbing style, and experienced the sheer pleasures of the sport.

Necessary and suggested equipment: On this course all the necessary equipment is provided but you should try to bring climbing shoes that fit if you can.

Price: 480 euros per person including pickup and drop off, accommodation and half board meals.   

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LEARN TO LEAD CLIMB LONG WEEKEND

This long weekend course is the perfect introduction for those with a good grounding on top rope climbing who want to make the transition to sports lead climbing. Taught entirely on truly excellent and well bolted sports routes, you will be introduced to all the fundamental skills such as clipping, reading the route and threading. Helping you build confidence, we look at how to develop a successful lead climbing strategy through self assessment and realistic target setting. You will also learn how to utilise red-pointing to improve your onsight climbing. Addressing the psychological challenges we look at the importance of mental preparation, winning the head game and distinguishing between reasonable and unreasonable fear.

The first session is spent climbing and looking at basic crag skills taking the time to establish these fundamentals depending upon your level of experience. Next the emphasis turns to the techniques and skills specific to lead climbing. Incorporated in this are the skills for safe and efficient lead belaying.  The last sessions are spent consolidating skills and practicing leader falls in a controlled and safe environment.  For detailed course content see bolt-on descriptions for: Lead climbing.

Necessary and suggested equipment: Harness, climbing shoes, and helmet, are essential. Your own rope and quick draws are highly recommended. 

Price: 480 euros per person including pickup and drop off, accommodation and half board meals. 

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SPORTS CLIMBING IMPROVEMENT LONG WEEKEND

Reached a plateau and can't make that breakthrough to the next level? Not quite sure what is holding you back? If your sports climbing matters to you and you want to learn to climb to your maximum potential then this is the course for you. Whether you climb F5+ or F7b we can help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses and to improve your overall sports climbing performance. The course is completely hands-on and involves you climbing superb routes carefully selected by us to not only test and challenge you, but also to introduce new concepts and techniques which will help you make that quantum leap to the next performance level.

The first afternoon is spent climbing a variety of state-of-the-art sports routes demanding the use of a wide range of climbing styles. This helps us to assess your strengths and weaknesses so that over the next few days we can work on reinforcing and expanding the positive aspects of your climbing while eliminating the bad habits and psychological doubts that contribute to under par performance. The course addresses all the issues critical to high performance sports climbing: appropriate route selection and realistic target setting; preparing mentally and physically for hard climbs; how to develop an effective on-sight climbing strategy; optimal lead climbing techniques including clipping best-practice and knowing how to fall; the use of red-pointing to promote mind/body synthesis; and winning the head game by learning to distinguish between reasonable and unreasonable fear. All in all a very complete long-weekend that will get you pushing the grades.

Necessary and suggested equipment: Harness and climbing shoes. Your own rope is highly recommended.  

Price: 480 euros per person including pickup and drop off, accommodation and half board meals.

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