BMC Fundamentals of Climbing 2

A one day Mountain Training course building on FUNdamentals 1 to develop your coaching skills.

Plas y Brenin

1 Day

Instructor Ratio1:10


Plas y Brenin


1 Day

Instructor Ratio


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If you’ve already attended our BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 workshop, come back to broaden your knowledge of athlete development. During this one day workshop you’ll develop your coaching techniques for indoor and outdoor climbing.

We’ll cover precise and accurate footwork, using different handholds, body positioning, and the different techniques used to climb on steep, vertical and slightly overhanging rock.

This workshop is part of the training pathway for Mountain Training’s new Climbing Coach award scheme.

The Objectives  

The FUNdamentals of Climbing 2 builds upon the first workshop, looking at how specific techniques can be coached, and is part of the training for the Development Coach Award. The learning outcomes for the FUNdamentals 2 Workshop are that you will be able to;

  • Explain, demonstrate and evaluate key climbing movement principles
  • Identify and apply appropriate activities to develop the FUNdamentals of climbing movement

What to Expect 

  • Agility, Balance and Coordination
  • Warming-up
  • Floor and wall exercises
  • Common climbing errors
  • FUNdamental Climbing Skills
  • Centre of Gravity
  • Weight Transfer
  • Economy of Climbing Movement
  • Footwork
  • Awareness of useable parts of the boot
  • Precision and accuracy
  • Understanding friction
  • Foot swapping
  • Handholds
  • Hand swapping
  • Long Term Participant Development – LTPD
  • Stages of climbing development
  • Chronological versus biological age
  • Windows of opportunity
  • Trainability vs adaptability in childhood
  • Critical or sensitive periods of growth
  • Overall physical, cognitive and emotional development

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Experience Required

You should have experience of leading or assisting on group climbing sessions.

How Should I Prepare?

You need to have attended the FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 workshop to attend this second workshop.

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Note: Our instructors will assess any safety equipment you bring with you. If they consider it to be below the required standard, you will be asked to use equipment provided by Plas y Brenin.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.