Recently, local professional climber and co-founder of Professional Climbers International (PCI) Kevin Jorgeson got in touch with PG about bringing their Clinic Series to San Francisco. This is a series of teaching events featuring the sport’s top athletes who have been highly trained in teaching the specifics of technique and movement, both for beginners and experts alike.
On December 3 and 4th, Beth Rodden, Kevin Jorgeson and Alex Johnson will be at PG SF. Saturday December 3rd is open to youth climbers under the age of 18. Sunday December 4th is open to all adult climbers. This is a 1-Day intensive bouldering clinic where you will:
– Learn footwork guaranteed to make you climb better
– Experience progression in your climbing
– Understand dynamic movements in better detail
– Send your projects and discuss your future training plans
– Learn from some of the sport?s top athletes!
9:30AM – 10:00AM” Check in and Warm Up
10:00AM – 12:00PM” Expert Technique
12:00PM – 12:30PM” Break
12:30PM – 2:30PM” ” Dyno?s, Double Clutches and Deadpoints
2:30PM – 3:00PM” ” Break
3:00PM – 5:00PM” ” Projects and Debrief with future training plans
5:00PM – 5:30PM” ” Athlete Poster Signing
Specifically, what will you learn?
Expert Technique: 2 hours
This section of the clinic will dive into technique, movement, and mechanical detail of footwork you use every day. You will learn the most common mistakes associated with each technique, as well as how to execute them to perfection. PCI’s proprietary Technique Stations feature sequences set specifically to highlight each technique.
The Expert Technique section will teach you never-before-seen detail for back-steps, insteps and trailing legs. The Plumb Line concept will change your decision making process for footwork, simplifying climbing?s most important technique relationship: footwork and body position. Lastly, we will analyze the in?s and out?s of the heel hook.
Dynos, Double Clutches and Deadpoints: 2 hours
The complexity of dynamic movement is a fascinating topic. This section of the clinic is all about the details of dynos, double clutches and deadpoints: the cornerstone techniques of dynamic motion. Again using PCI?s proprietary Technique Stations, students will work on specially set sequences to learn the common mistakes and keys to success for climbing dynamically.
For dynos, we break down the set up, launch and follow through in a simple manner, allowing you to understand and repeat on bigger and bigger moves. For double clutches, you will learn how to combine coordination, speed and momentum to execute beautiful double clutch moves. Lastly, we will dissect the classic deadpoint. A seemingly simple move, which surprisingly, has much to teach us.
Projects and Debrief: 2 hours
The final section of this clinic is all about putting concepts into practice. With individualized attention, we will tackle your menacing projects to see how what you learned can be the key to your progression. We will also take time to answer questions, hold a discussion about the clinic, and create individualized training plans for each student. The goal is to give everyone the tools they need to take what they learned in the clinic, and apply it for all the years to come.
How to Sign Up:
The price is $150 before 11/25, and $200 after 11/25. Sign up now to save! Saturday December 3rd is for youth climbers age 18 and under. Click here to register.
Sunday December 4th is for adult climbers age 18 and over. Click here to register.
To maintain low athlete to student ratios, space is limited. Sign up now to reserve your spot in this clinic!