Eat, sleep and breathe sports climbing on this killer course. Join Daila Ojeda, one of the females most achieved climber for a week or two on in Leonidio, Greece and test your fingers to the limit. With top coaching and advice to boost technique and strength.
The aim of this trip is to maximise your time on the rock and progress your performance by enhancing your climbing technique and improving your mental game. This camp will be especially useful for climbers who have plateaued at a certain level and are struggling to make the leap into harder grades. Learning from one of the world’s best sport climbers is a unique opportunity to speed up your climbing progression.
Daila Ojeda is known not only for her extremely difficult ascents in Catalonia, but also for her inspirational attitude and psyche. Although pro climbers rarely can contribute their time to coaching, Daila loves giving back to the community by running courses and workshops. In collaboration with Rockbusters, she has led many great trips and helped lots of climbers reach the next level in their climbing.
This trip runs in the traditional Rockbusters masterclass format. This means that you will bring the psych and the desire to push yourself, and our pro-climber coach will provide you with the tools necessary to succeed. After just one week of coaching you will not only know much more about physical and psychological climbing techniques, but will also have practiced them on the rock.
Because of the intense nature of this trip, we recommend it only for extremely motivated climbers who are confident in leading f6a and above. Thanks to small groups we can accommodate the needs of climbers at various levels up to f8.
During the course of the trip we will focus on balance and movement on steep terrain. We will practice efficient footwork and learn to find the best rests. You will get to practice knee drops, heel and toe hooks, as well as dynamic, dead-point moves in order to save as much energy as possible and climb harder than ever.
Depending on the group’s preferences, we will aim to spend most our days sport climbing, with one or two days of bouldering specifically to practise challenging, cruxy moves. (Organising a day of trad climbing is also possible, so please enquire when booking.)
To maximise your progression, most of the time will be spent of the rock, with brief theoretical talks delivered by Daila on an ad-hoc basis. Every year, the participants in our pro-climber coached trips experience spectacular leaps in their climbing progression, so expect nothing less!
What to expect?
After meeting Daila and the Rockbusters team, we’ll discuss your goals and choose the most suitable crag for the group. Then we’ll get started on the rock, where you’ll be spending plenty of time.... Learning will consist of short workshops, between climbing routes and practicing the moves.
During the week we’ll move through and focus on:
Balance and movement on steep and overhanging terrain. Specifically footwork, flow and efficient rests.
Overhangs – covering a wide range of techniques, saving energy on steeper rock, dynamic moves and sequences, knee drops, heel and toe hooks.
On-sighting and red-pointing – ethos, attitude and techniques to take you into the higher grades.
One or two days of bouldering
Intro into trad climbing, proper placement of your gear, building anchors, ...
This is a unique opportunity to climb with Dalia Ojeda and benefit from her experience and passion for climbing. So why not join the Rockbuster’s team on our Advanced Climbing Camp to push your climbing to the next level.
Guiding and Coaching.
All safety equipment including quick draws, ropes, harness , helmet - but feel free to bring your own.
Airport pick up and drop off is organize with shared rental cars (FREE of CHARGE).
Transport between crags (FREE of CHARGE).
Shared accommodation in mountain cottage (FREE of CHARGE).
Flights, travel, climbing insurance and food are not included. You will also need to BRING YOUR OWN CLIMBING SHOES
Evening group meals are provided on request at a cost of 15€ each. There will normally be 2 dishes on offer and you can go for both. We also include wine .. in reasonable quantities !
Siutable for people with some CLIMBING EXPRIENCE (belay, lead belay, top rope, lead, ...). From sporty beginners through to experts leading at F8, our experienced team will plan the days so that everyone climbs as much they can and gets all the coaching they need.
Day 1 - Pick up from airport at times to suit the group as a whole. Common dinner on the first night and a relaxed discussion about the week ahead, people's abilities and ambitions for the week.
Day 2 - Introduction to climbing. Getting a taste for the rock and some warm-up routes. Reviewing safe belay, top-roping and a refresher on leading for those with goals.
Day 3 - More climbing, top-roping on some trickier routes for the beginners. Gaining confidence and improving lead climbing technique for intermediates and advanced.
Day 4 - First lead climbs for the beginner group on easy terrain. Advanced belaying and controlling falls dynamically.
Day 5 - Time to add some technical coaching. Finding and working a red-point project for the advanced.
Day 6 - Discussion and practice on red-pointing, flash, and onsight methods. Making sure everyone is having fun and progressing their technique on the rock.
Day 7 - Consolidate our weeks work. Finish those projects we started and lock in the skills we learned. It's time for the farewell dinner and party for those with some energy.
Day 8 - Everyone gets back to the bus station or airport safe and sound and we say goodbye - until next time.
Note: Everyone needs a rest day but we don't fix these into the itinerary. Listen to your body and take break when you need it.