Technique Tune UP is back!

TECHNIQUE TUNE UP

Increasing strength is important but its no replacement for good climbing technique! These hands-on workshops will help the beginner to intermediate climber improve their technical skills, movement and efficiency on the wall by breaking down bad habits and learning some new best practices.

TECH ONE - BETTER MOVEMENT

Fundamental hand, foot and balance workshop for the beginner to intermediate climber. You'll learn to climb more efficiently with practical, bite-size lessons and technique drills you can practice on your own.

WHO IS IT FOR

Any climber in the 5.6-5.10 or VFun-V3 range that wants to improve their movement.

SCHEDULE

Session 1: Hand & Footwork
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 530-7pm OR Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 730-9pm

Session 2: Movement & Body Position
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 530-7pm OR Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 730-9pm

 

TECH TWO - STEEP TERRAIN & LEAD SKILLS

Improve your lead game by moving more efficiently in steep terrain. We'll practice falling and strategies for improving your lead-head and close with some gym-to-crag skills including cleaning sport anchors.

WHO IS IT FOR

Intermediate level climbers that want to improve their lead climbing skills. Must be lead certified at RCF.

SCHEDULE

Session 1: Falling, Better Belaying & Cleaning Sport Anchors
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 730-9pm

Session 2: Steep Terrain Movement, Reading Routes, Redpoint Tactics
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 730-9pm

Details and booking

It's a wild world out there..

RCF Trad Climbers, rejoice! Wild County’s Superlight Offset Rocks have finally arrived!

First off, these gems truly are super light. A set from size 5 to 10 only weighs 160 grams. If you’re looking to shed some weight and gain some speed, pick yourself up a set. While there is much to be gained from their weight, the strength rating of the Superlight’s is slighlty lower (1-2Kn) than those of traditional nuts. It is important to note that the strength of passive protection depends heavily on it’s placement by an experienced trad climber.

Although DMM’s chocks boast a thicker wire, Wild Country provides you with a wider range of sizes and offset features in multiple directions. Each Wild Country Superlight offset rock will run you $14.95 with tax. RCF members, come in and get 10% off with your member discount! 

- Nora

Route Setting - MARCH

Hello everyone!

A quick update on RCF's route setting - March 2017!

  • 2/27 Boulder Cave and Top Ropes #1, #2, #3
  • 3/7 Small tower and Top Ropes #9, #12, #68
  • 3/14 Bouldering! H through M (Main Boulder Area - wall opposite side to the wave wall) 

Then the following walls will be set and then closed till April 1st as RCF are preparing and setting for their annual USA Climbing Sport (ropes) competition. 

  • 3/21 Lead wall full strip and reset
  • 3/28 Ropes #8, #19>#25, #31, #71, #75 (small tower), The crow's nest and the new Logo wall

Loads of NEW routes for everyone from April 2nd!