Today I was on a BCU Coaching the Mind intermediate module. This is a compulsory part of the Level 3 Coach programme. I have sat through many coaching workshops for many different sports so nothing new really but a few ideas that I may use at some point.
Stu, Mark, Mark, Jay and I wanted to climb routes through as many of the grades as we could. I planned to cover the Diff to mid Extreme range but we missed a VS and HVS.
Between us we managed (in grade order)
Original Route -Diff
The Arete - V Diff 4a
Dawn Walk - S 4a
Direct Route - S 4a
Dexter - HS 4a
Central Butress - E1 5a (2 ascents by different parties)
New Horizons II - E2 5c
Priceless - E2 6a
Them - E3 6a
Arms Race - E4 5c
Unfortunately one of the others who was due to come was unable to make it due to illness so we will blame him for the missing routes.
All in all a great day out and perfect end to a weekend of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors.
Today we were at Redpoint Bristol where Jack (the manager) ran workshops on Teaching Leading Indoors and Tech Advising to a Climbing Wall. We then had some cake made by Fi's Fancies and I ran a bouldering comp which was won by Jay Jackson with Stu Lade a close second.
All in all a good day with plenty of time to chat and socialise as well as up skill ourselves
Well done to those who passed.