Level up in climbing technique during brand new Climbing Workshops

Interior shot of the Climbing Wall at Sport Lancaster

New for 2024, Sport Lancaster has introduced six brand-new, specialised Climbing Workshops designed to support climbers in specific focus areas, build confidence in their abilities, and learn technical fundamentals to implement into their individual climbing sessions.

The 45-minute Climbing Workshops are included in Gold Memberships, or cost £12.50 at a Pay As You Play rate. All equipment is provided and climbers are granted additional access to the Climbing Wall after the workshop is complete, to implement new techniques and skills learned.

Climbers must have passed their Climbing Wall Competency Assessment and be 14+ years old to book.

Footwork Workshop (Beginners +)

Good footwork is the foundation of any climbing technique and is important to your climbing journey. Climbers will improve their footwork through various drills during this workshop.

Moving Efficiently Workshop (Beginners +)

Find your flow! Learn how to save energy and climb efficiently with this movement-based workshop.

Techniques Workshop (Beginners +)

Increase your movement vocabulary from ‘rock overs’ to ‘bridging’; these workshops will cover a new technique each week.

Flexibility for Climbers Workshop (Beginners +)

Increase your flexibility with stretching drills specific to climbers.

Mental Training Workshop (Beginners +)

Less fear, more fun! Learn how to manage your mind so it doesn’t hold you back from reaching your climbing potential.

Strength & Power Workshop (Advanced)

Learn how to structure your training sessions to build strength and power.

Endurance Workshop (Advanced)

Climb harder for longer in this endurance-based workshop, where you will learn the principles of endurance-based climbing.

The Climbing Workshops were trialled by Lancaster University’s Mountaineering Society, and other registered climbers at Sport Lancaster, to gather valuable feedback and enhance the overall experience for participants.

Kyle Wells-Stonehouse trialled the Moving Efficiently Workshop and commented:

“[The Climbing Team] has a fantastic aptitude for teaching, is great at breaking down concepts and making techniques easy to follow.”

Tasnim Akhtar contributed:

“I learnt a lot. Despite being an intermediate climber, the beginner activities helped me learn the importance of certain things, like arm movement and rest.”

Booking in advance is advised by calling Reception 01524 510600 or using the Sport Lancaster online booking system.

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