BMC FUNdamentals Of Climbing 3
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 1 Days
  • 10 People to 1 instructor

BMC FUNdamentals Of Climbing 3

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You've completed BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing Workshops 1 & 2 and you're working with climbers who already have an advanced level of technique. You'll need to understand complex techniques in depth to be able to coach them. The third FUNdamentals workshop is designed for you to reach this level, and to hone your skills to effectively observe and analyse a climber's movement. We'll look at what happens to body positioning and movement when hand and footholds become worse, the angle steepens and dynamic movement is employed.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

The learning outcomes for the FUNdamentals 3 Workshop are that you will be able to;

  • Identify and explain key biomechanical theory governing technical elements of climbing
  • Design and evaluate activities to explain the theory and practice of dynamic movement
  • Explain, demonstrate and evaluate the fundamental movement skills and principles of climbing specific to the terrain
  • Select, use and evaluate technology enhanced learning applications to support coaching

This workshop would be appropriate CPD for coaches working with talented climbers and coaches progressing through Mountain Training's coaching scheme.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

The Following is an Example Course Program

Agility, Balance and Coordination


Floor and wall exercises

Common climbing errors

FUNdamental Climbing Skills

Centre of Gravity

Weight Transfer

Economy of Climbing Movement


Awareness of useable parts of the boot

Precision and accuracy

Understanding friction

Foot swapping


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

Experience Required

You should be able to onsight 6b and boulder up to V3 comfortably to get the most out of the FUNdamentals of Climbing 3 workshop. Prior attendance of the FUNdamentals of Climbing Workshops 1 & 2 is required for this workshop.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

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This course will help you become

Knowledgeable in advanced climbing movement.

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