Patxi Usobiaga is a Spanish pro climber who won World Championship in Qinghai, in 2009. He is also one of few people who has won two overall Lead Climbing World Cup competitions in a row. His way to success has always been very sophisticated, complex, and exceptionally strict (and hard) training. Patxi is the first climber ever to send 8c+ on-sight. He has redpointed various routes of 9a and 9a+ grades. You could hardly find a coach more competent to lead our Advanced Sport Climbing Course!
Participants of this course are granted to learn a whole set of tricks and mental skills to approach, project, and climb hard routes at their limits, as well as the ability to handle mental pressure, fears, and stresses. It goes without saying that all Rockbusters climbing trips and courses are based on the "LEARN by DOING" philosophy. As a result, you will get all the coaching when actually climbing the best routes at a crag and spending as much time on the rock as you possibly can. At Rockbusters we believe that only practice makes you better and thus goal number one is MAXIMIZING YOUR CLIMBING TIME.
Physical & technical requirements
All necessary skills and knowledge to attack routes at your limits (or beyond your imaginary limits) such as:
Climbing performance is defined by the combination of these three components: mental power, physical power, and technique skills. We will be discussing how big a part each component has in your climbing performance. For a performance climber, the goal is to approach mastery in all these areas in order to reach their potential. And it doesn’t matter if you are a sport climber, boulderer or you aim for hard big wall climbs.
There is no one better qualified than Patxi Usobiaga to lead this course. Patxi, an ex-world champ, and a “training monster” say that his “talent is to be able to suffer”. He is one of the world’s best climbers and has coached pros like Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, and Daniel Woods to name just a few.
Pair up with Patxi for a week of climbing and training sessions, send some cool on-sights, flashes, or red points in his home destination of Oliana, and find out where your main limitation is and how to improve your overall climbing performance. Simply climb BETTER, HARDER and MORE!
Mental power (fear, concentration, motivation, frustration, …)
Physical power (maximum power, resistance power, stamina, explosiveness, weaknesses vs strengths, …)
Technical skills (footwork, balance, proper use of techniques such as sidestep, drop knee, flagging, resting, breathing, how to grip properly - crimp, open hand, pinch, …)
Minimum of 3 participants. In other cases, we will offer different trips/courses of the same or higher value or issue a full refund.
reasonalby tight climbing shoes / harness / helmet / belay device / 2 screw gate carabiners / 60cm sling
We provide most of the gear, but you will need to bring your own climbing shoes and harness. We have belay devices, slings, and helmets, but you might prefer to bring your own you use to. We strongly suggest bringing a down jacket, a hat, a rain jacket, a pair of comfortable approach shoes, a headlamp, a sleeping bag, and a backpack big enough for carrying lunch and gear to the crag.
Upon arrival, before you get to the place of your final destination you will need to stop in the store to shop for breakfast and lunch food for the week. Usually, there is equipped kitchen with a refrigerator in the place and close-by shops to replenish supplies.
There are plenty of restaurants and bars to have dinner. Communal dinners can be organized if required.
More info will be provided after booking/inquiring!