NEIL GRESHAM SESSIONS – 19th of February and 19th of March – FREE
Question; looking for a bit of insight, top tips, training know-how? Aren’t we all? Want to make the most of the bouldering and training facilities specifically at your wall? Climbing in theV2-V5 / F6a – 6c+ range?
Then we are super excited to tell you about two KEY dates for your diary, when we have some mini-masterclasses, with our very own Kendal Wall ambassador Neil Gresham, and the best part is they’re FREE*.
Quick bio if you aren’t familiar with Neil and his accomplishments:
“Neil Gresham is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading pioneers in coaching for climbing. He was the first regular training columnist for a national climbing magazine (OTE) back in 1993 and he still writes regular articles for UKC.com and Rock & Ice. Neil has delivered coaching courses and seminars all over the world and has helped hundreds of climbers of all ages and abilities to raise their game. When coaching, he draws heavily on his own climbing experience, having put up over 100 new routes in a variety of styles in over fifteen different countries. He has climbed trad E10, WI 7 on ice and in 2016 he climbed his first 8c+/9a at the age of 45 when he made the first ascent of Sabotage at Malham Cove. Neil puts all his successes down to motivation and refinement of his game. He believes that work and family commitments don’t need to limit our climbing goals provided we are focused and make the best possible use of our training time. “
So what are the sessions?
Bouldering workshops: Feb 19th (Tuesday)
Session 1 6.30 – 7.15pm ‘Warming-up to avoid injury and climb at your best’
Session 2 7.30 – 8.15pm ‘Key techniques – overhangs and ‘compression’ climbing’
Session 3 8.30 – 9.15pm ‘Bouldering tactics – how to get the most from your sessions’
Training Room workshops: March 19th (Tuesday)
Session 1 6.30 – 7.15pm ‘Antagonist training – using TRX straps to get strong and avoid injury.’
Session 2 7.30 – 8.15pm ‘An introduction to fingerboard training’
Session 3 8.30 – 9.15pm ‘Using the circuit boards to maximise endurance’
Feeling psyched and want to join a session? Here’s how:
For both sessions you must be aged 18+ and currently registered with the centre. For the training room workshops you should have had a training room induction; if not, you can do one before the workshops (ask at reception when you are in the centre if a member of staff is available to do one) or turn up early for your workshop, do the paperwork and then have an induction on the evening either before or after your workshop.
You can do just one session, a couple, or all three!
To book your place on the session(s) you are interested in, either ask at reception or call the centre. There is no limit to the numbers who can book for the bouldering workshops (Feb 19th) but the training room workshops are limited to 12 spaces each.
*The sessions are free you just pay your normal wall entry.