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

Two, 2-hour workshops

Session 1: Hand & Footwork
October 4, 2017 | 7pm-9pm
Session 2: Movement & Body Position
October 11, 2017 | 7pm-9pm

Tuition

Members $59
Non-Members $79 (includes day pass, equipment)

Tech Two: Whipper workshop

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Improve your lead game by moving more efficiently in steep terrain. We'll practice falling and catching with strategies for improving your lead-head and commitment on difficult routes. We'll also brush up on critical belay skills like paying out slack quickly and soft-catching a falling climber.

Who is it for

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

Schedule

October 18, 2017
7pm - 10pm

Tuition

Members $35
Non-Members $50 (includes day pass, equipment)

Tech Three: Advanced Lead Skills

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For leaders that want to kick up their lead game a notch. We'll cover valuable redpoint skills including technique for steep routes and tricks for working difficult routes. We'll practice stick clipping, belaying with a GriGri and "boinking" back on to the wall after a fall.

Who is it for

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

Schedule

October 25, 2017
7pm - 10pm

Tuition

Members $35
Non-Members $50 (includes day pass, equipment)


About the Instructor

Nate McKenzie

Nate McKenzie is a full time rock and ice climbing guide and owner of Ascent Climbing and Special Projects Manager for RCF. He's currently the President of the local climbing access advocacy group The Ragged Mtn Foundation and an adaptive climbing instructor for Paradox Sports.

Nate is certified by the American Mountain Guides Association as an Apprentice Rock Guide, Single Pitch Instructor and course provider for the Climbing Wall Instructor certification.