Improving at climbing isn’t just about strength and body conditioning; it’s also about learning new skills and techniques so that you can use your body more efficiently. If you have recently started out, or if you are feeling stuck with progress, and you want to improve, sign up here!
New for 2019, these fortnightly coaching workshops operate during the winter months at Beacon Climbing Centre and are suitable for registered members aged 18+. Each 1 hour 30 minute workshop covers a specific topic, with 10 different workshops to choose from applicable to both roped climbing and bouldering.
Not only will the workshops help you to get the most out of your climbing, they will also give you the confidence and ability to access climbs and areas at Beacon that have previously been unattainable. Choose from the following topics, or if you’re really keen to develop your climbing, try and attend as many as you can!
Please note the workshops are limited to 6 places each so advance booking is essential.
|1. Dynamic Movement||Mark Dicken||Thursday 17 October 2019|
|2. Steep Ground||Jemma Mason-Powell||Thursday 31 October 2019|
|3. Foot Work||Jemma Mason-Powell||Thursday 14 November 2019|
|4. Balance & Movement||Mark Dicken||Thursday 28 November 2019|
|5. Solving Boulder Problems||Mark Dicken||Thursday 12 December 2019|
|6. Improving Endurance||Jemma Mason-Powell||Thursday 9 January 2020|
|7. Strength Conditioning||Mark Dicken||Thursday 23 January 2020|
|8. Structuring your Sessions||Jemma Mason-Powell||Thursday 6 February 2020|
|9. Confident Leading||Mark Dicken||Thursday 20 February 2020|
|10. Redpointing Routes||Jemma Mason-Powell||Thursday 5 March 2020|
Jemma has been climbing for over twenty years, has climbed E7, bouldered 8A and has previously coached the British Junior Team and the North Wales Youth Academy. As a highly successful junior competitor, she held the British Climbing Championship for five consecutive years and is a former French Open Champion. Now a full time mum, and having worked as a teacher for 10 years, she is fully familiar with the challenges we face when trying to set goals and achieve targets!
Assistant Manager at Beacon, Mark has been climbing since 1987 and instructing since 2003. With an enthusiastic, inspirational and light-hearted approach, backed up by extensive experience and technical competence, Mark’s coaching sessions will help to improve your skills and climbing performance. Aside from his professional responsibilities, he is a prolific new router, seeker of unclimbed boulders, esoteric adventurer and co-author of the acclaimed Llanberis Slate guidebook.