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This first of the Fast Forward series will teach you essential climbing techniques: smooth, efficient body movement, sequencing climbs from the ground up and how to effectively use your hands and feet on the wall. All Fast Forward classes are once a week sessions for 3 weeks.
The class that is key to unlocking climbing specific movement in the form of turning. Learn how to extend your reach using minimal energy, increase your balance on the wall through flagging, and hone in on smooth, precise movement. All Fast Forward classes are once a week sessions for 3 weeks.
Here’s where you will learn how to take your climbing to the next level. Learn an arsenal of climbing techniques: stemming, mantling, laybacks, heel hooking, toe hooking, drop knees, toe down, twistlocks, and gastons. Also push the limit of your top-roping ability to prepare you for lead climbing.All Fast Forward classes are once a week for 3 weeks.
Fast Forward 5 is the class that will push the limits of your climbing. You will learn a few more creative and useful techniques such as knee-bars, heel-toe cams, figure 4s, using core tension as well as pushing your climbing grade, breaking through whatever level you’re currently at by using the techniques you’ve learned and applying onsighting, flashing and redpointing techniques. Prerequisite: Have taken FF1, FF2, FF3, and FF4 or command of skills taught in FF1, FF2, FF3, and FF4. Ability to lead 5.9 and boulder at least V3. Have taken Lead 1 and or lead certified at Sportrock. All Fast Forward classes are once a week sessions for 3 weeks.
Fast Forward Progression is a new concept for our Fast Forward series. This is a beta test of a new curriculum where we test ways to enhance your climbing skill sets between Fast Forward classes and you can continue learning beyond the Fast Forward series. In Fast Forward Progression you will be given an opportunity to work specific skills and exercises to enhance your current climbing ability. The course begins with a self and instructor evaluation of your current climbing abilities. The course will progress through a series of exercises devised to increase abilities in deficient areas in order to master new projects. Various Fast Forward exercises combined with instructor insight and goal setting will help you to achieve climbs once out of reach. Fast Forward Progression follows the same class structure of our other FF classes and meets once a week for 3 weeks. Whether you are learning to climb your first 5.9 or trying to breach 5.13, Fast Forward Progression is there to meet your needs.
Swifter. Higher. Faster. Athleticism is the key to unlocking the depth of your climbing ability and our FFX Conditioning class does just that. Your climbing ability and general fitness will skyrocket while increasing your power, strength, stamina, and endurance as well as losing body fat and gaining lean muscle. FFX Conditioning will optimize physical competence in each of the ten recognized fitness domains in order to improve climbing abilities with the emphasis on developing power, cross-training with multiple modalities, and constant training and practice with functional movements. This class features high intensity training with a constantly varied set of functional movements.This class is a pay per session course.
Multi-pitch Leading and Rescue is designed to teach you the necessary skills to confidently take on single and multi-pitch sport routes outside and will also teach you how to handle emergency situations when things go wrong on the rock. You will learn how to assess your gear and routes, how to place quickdraws, what to do when you reach the anchors, how to rappel off of routes, how to lead and build multi-pitch anchors, how to second, what to do if your climber is incapacitated, how to escape the belay, and much much more. Multi-pitch Leading and Rescue takes place once a week for 4 weeks and lasts 3-4 hours per session. The minimum age for Multi-pitch Leading and Rescue is 18.
This class will teach you the fundamentals of lead climbing and will arm you with all the skills necessary to lead climb and lead belay here at Sportrock. Prerequisite: Ability to top-rope a 5.9 clean. You must pass a climbing test on a 5.9 at the beginning of the first night of class. Sport Leading 1 takes place once a week for 3 weeks. Minimum age for taking Sport Leading 1 is 18.