Calling all sport climbers looking to push their limits! Climb as much as possible, get coached by Klemen Becan, and enjoy the world's best sport climbing venues of Margalef and Siurana. Accommodation in Casa Catalunya (http://casacatalunya.com/).
There is nothing like learning from the best which is why we have added Klemen Bečan to the Rockbusters coaching program. Well known for onsight climbing, new-routing and his ability to perform extremely technical moves, Klemen now climbs for enjoyment rather than achievement, but no long ago he was the first to realise some of the world’s most difficult sport routes, including Joe Mama (9a+/5.15a), as well as a great number of extremely hard bouldering lines.
Now Rockbusters can offer you the unique opportunity to benefit from Klemen’s knowledge, enthusiasm and attitude during our Sport Climbing Performance Workshop. Spaces are limited and we can invite only eight climbers to join the trip as this ensures that everybody receives enough one-to-one, personalised coaching from Klemen Bečan.
You will spend plenty of time on the rock, as well as listen to short, informal talks by Klemen. We will also film your climbing so that you can analyse the footage with Klemen in order to identify weaknesses and help you take your climbing to the next level.
The Klemen Bečan Sport Climbing Performance Workshop follows the traditional Rockbusters format of informal masterclasses. Led by Klemen as the head coach, our experienced team will ensure that everyone climbs as much they can and gets all the coaching they need.
Our course will offer you the opportunity to maximise your potential and develop your climbing skills at a very high pace. During the trip we will help you push your grade while teaching you how to maintain sustainable, long-term progress beyond our time together.
Klemen Becan’s coaching focuses on balance and movement, which will help both your physical and mental development as a climber. Whether you are a complete rookie or an experienced cranker, analyzing your movement patterns and attitude will instantaneously boost your skills and help you break through any plateau.
Whatever your level, with plenty of time to practice newly learned techniques, you will increase your confidence and perform better than ever. After just one week of coaching you to head home with a completely new, advanced skillset. The aim of our Sport Climbing Performance Workshop is to allow you to learn from the best and use their well tested techniques to progress your climbing.
Here’s a little look at what to expect when you join our Klemen Becan Sport Climbing Performance Workshop:
Focusing on footwork, you will learn to find balance and use the most efficient and effective ways to propel your body up the rock without wasting energy. You will learn how to work with friction, make delicate steps and calculated, technical moves.
You’ll develop and practise skills to help you handle climbing steeper rock faces. We will cover footwork and techniques such as drop knees, heel and toe hooks. A lot of time will be dedicated to the fine art of resting while climbing, as well as fighting “the pump”, both mentally and physically.
Onsight vs redpoint techniques
Climbing onsight and projecting more difficult lines differs both physically and mentally. Klemen Bečan will cover the most effective strategies for success while onsighting or working a route over many days. You will have plenty of time to practice these and internalise the new skills.
As well as building confidence, strength and taking on some tough climbs, this is a Rockbusters course, so you can also expect a hefty dose of fun! We love what we do and that really comes across in all of our trips and programmes. And… we like to party almost as much as we like to climb, so get ready to have a blast on and off the rock. The informal, fun atmosphere of our courses is famous, but we never let this distract us from your climbing progression.
Pick up and drop off at destinations and times agreed to suit the group. Other locations can be accommodated upon request.
As much coaching and guiding as you want and require, from Klemen and our team.
Transport between crags.
Shared accommodation in CASA CATALUNYA (http://casacatalunya.com/).
We provide all safety equipment including quickdraws, rope, harness, helmet - but feel free to bring your own.
Evening group meals are provided on request at 15€ each. There will normally be 2 options on offer and you can go for both. The meal is accompanied by a glass of wine.
Flights to Spain, climbing insurance and all other food are not included.
Please note that you need to BRING YOUR OWN CLIMBING SHOES
This course is suitable for climbers who are COMPETENT SPORT CLIMBING LEADERS. From intermediate to advanced climbers, our experienced team will plan each day so that everyone climbs as much they can and gets all the coaching they need.
Day 1 - Pick up from the airport at a time to suit the group as a whole. Welcome dinner on the first night and a relaxed discussion about people's abilities, ambitions, and the week ahead.
Day 2 - Introduction to the local style of climbing. Getting a taste for the rock and some warm-up routes. Reviewing safe belaying, top-roping and a refresher on leading.
Day 3 - More climbing, now with more technical coaching. For the more advanced climbers, finding and working a redpoint project. Gaining confidence and improving lead climbing technique.
Day 4 - Discussion and practice on redpointing, flash, and onsight methods. Making sure everyone is having fun and progressing with their technique.
Day 5 - Refinement of newly learnt techniques, including video analysis. Finding and working onsight and redpoint projects.
Day 6 - Focus on achieving projects. Additional personal coaching from Klemen.
Day 7 - Consolidation of the week’s work. Finishing projects and locking in new skills. Finally, a farewell dinner and a party for those with any remaining energy!
Day 8 - Everyone gets back to the bus station or airport and we say goodbye. Until next time!
Note: Everyone needs a rest day but we don't fix these into the itinerary. We invite you to listen to your body and take break when you need it.