Leading Edge specialises with this subject and have a great interest in it both professionally and personally. Sam Leary and Cath Wilson have years of experience in helping climbers overcome both rational and irrational fears which can block progress and certainly affect the enjoyment of moving over rock. At Leading Edge we really appreciate that once the mechanics of climbing safely have been learnt the next biggest hurdle many people face is the fear factor.
31st August - 1st September 2019 | Places available
3rd - 4th October 2019 | Places available
This course is open to anyone regardless of grade, we work with people who are wanting to enjoy seconding as well as to those wishing to lead climb.
"Sam - thanks for three great days - I really enjoyed it and feel I have improved in my
climbing and am getting closer to my goals! " - Helen
Do you identify with any of the below? Are you stuck on a performance plateau which you just can't get off? Does fear stop you leading routes that are much easier than you can second? Can't make the psychological switch from sport to trad climbing? Do you get frustrated about getting anxious even when you know everything is safe? Have you had an accident or lay off that has left your confidence shaken? Does the fear of falling shut your climbing mojo down? Any of that sound familiar?
if you are answering 'yes' to any of the above then this Leading Edge Head Games course might very well rock your vertical world. We spend a lot of time looking at ways to allow you to take back control and build your confidence again. This is all done practically with lots of the individualised coaching taking place while you are on the rock. We focus on techniques which allow you to stay and feel in control. This will help reduce your anxiety and allow you to maintain your composure, maximise and enjoy your climbing. Our highly supportive and encouraging atmosphere will have you leaving with a huge set of resources, from movement techniques to coping strategies which you can deploy at will and strut your funky stuff no matter what grade you wish to climb.
What does Lead Climb Coach Cover?
Reading the rock and route planning
Relaxing while climbing
Recognising physiological and psychological traps and avoiding them
Coping strategies before and during climbing
Take away techniques for you to practice with
Remote support afterwards