Friday 4 November 2011

UHI Performance Clinic

Today I was at the Ice Factor for Team 1 from UHI's second Performance Climbing Movement Clinic. After reviewing their progress towards their short term goals from their last session we refreshed the fundamental climbing movement components we looked at last session. Then we took things a stage further with discussions of how we use our hands and feet and arms and legs in climbing. This led us on to momentum, 'dead-pointing' and dynamic climbing. We tried a few exercises including some involving breathing, corks (although the sweets were more popular) on holds to encourage good footwork and use of a pointer. We rounded off the day with some route-reading and visualisation. A good interesting session.

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