Wednesday 13 April 2016

Developing the IDS at Glenmore Lodge

For the last 2 days I've been working at Glenmore Lodge with the new members of the Instructor Development Scheme. As part of my role as the Lodge's climbing wall Technical Advisor I did a day of site specific training to make sure they are happy supervising the wind variety of climbers that may visit the wall, ensuring they can deal with any problems that arise and that they are happy making simple, day to day inspection of equipment and the fabric of the wall. On the second day I was running an MCofS FUNdamentals 1 for them looking at theories of long term participant development, warm ups for different types of climbers, the concepts of balance, weight shift and centre of mass and how they impact on us on off vertical and vertical surfaces and the use of hand and footholds- a top fun day with a chatty team!
Figuring problems and solutions out for themselves
Peter on a funky chimney problem
FUNdas 1 What are the fundamentals of climbing? 
 Warmups- tic tac toe 
 Human knot- a classic
 Designing exercises in agility, balance and co-ordination
 How do you get that to stick there Becky?
 Simon says
 Touch a hold
 Toss a beanbag
 David enjoying Peter's facial expressions?
 Ring a sling
 Centre of Mass or Centre of Gravity?
 Balls in armpits?
 The pendule rule
 Accuracy and precision but how do you carry it forwards into a wall context?
Know your holds