Daila Ojeda Climbing WORK SHOP

Join Daila Ojeda and the Rockbusters team in Spain at some of the world’s best sport climbing venues. During this trip you will receive Daila Ojeda’s tailored coaching and have a unique opportunity to observe her flawless technique. Daila is one of the most accomplished female climbers, known for frequent ascents of sport routes up to f8c level. Benefitting from Daila’s experience and expertise, you will make a leap in climbing progression while enjoying the informal, fun atmosphere of this trip. Suitable for climbers CONFIDENT LEADING. 

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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.

 

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN PRICE

As much coaching and guiding as you want and need, from Daila Ojeda and our team.

All safety equipment including quick draws, ropes, harness , helmet - but feel free to bring your own.

Pick up and drop off at closest airport. Other locations can be accommodated on request (FREE CHARGE).

Transport between crags (FREE CHARGE).

Shared accommodation in climbing hostals, camps (FREE CHARGE).

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Flights, travel, climbing insurance and food are not included. You will also need to BRING YOUR OWN CLIMBING SHOES

ANY EXTRAS

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 !

WHAT YOU NEED

Climbing shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, 60cm sling with screw gate carabiner, sleeping bag, foam pad, good approach shoes, back pack, warm light jacket, headlamp.

DIFICULITY

Suitable for climbers CONFIDENT with their LEADING. From intermediate climbers through to experts leading at F8, our team with will plan the days so that everyone climbs as much they can and gets all the coaching they need. 

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 - Pick up from closest airport at times to suit the group as a whole. Common dinner on the first night and a relaxed discussion about the group’s plans, people's abilities and ambitions for the week. We will also choose the most suitable crags to visit based on the group’s needs.

Day 2 - Warming up to the new rock, searching for everyone’s limits, discovering strengths and weaknesses, as well as ambitions and tastes (overhangs, faces, etc.)

Day 3 - More climbing. As you gain confidence, Daila will throw in more technical coaching to improve your movement and help you send harder. We will also video you climbing to analyse the footage in the evening, a tactic used by pro climbers to progress.

Day 4 - Time to get on fire! We will search for challenging onsights and choose projects for the upcoming days. Dalia Ojeda will cover the psychological aspects of working a hard route and you will practise these techniques on your projects.

Day 5 - More technical coaching, this time aimed specifically at helping everybody send their chosen projects.

Day 6 - Further discussion and practice of redpointing as well as flash/onsight methods. We will also evaluate everybody’s progression and mentally prepare for the last day of climbing.

Day 7 - Time to consolidate the week’s work and finish the projects, as well as sum up everything that was covered during the trip. After a long, hard day at the crag we will enjoy a farewell dinner and, if you still have some energy left, party a little!

Day 8 - Everyone gets back to the bus station or airport safe and sound. Time to 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 a break when you need it.