BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 2

Posted by Jonathan Garside on 13/01/2012
Credit: Mark Alderson

For all climbing coaches, this workshop is delivered by the BMC and the MCofS. This workshop forms part of the training pathway for Mountain Training's Climbing Coach award.

Building on the success of the FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 and in response to the demand from coaches and instructors, the BMC launched this second workshop in 2010.

The FUNdamentals is stage one of the Long Term Participant Development (LTPD) model, which has been applied to many sports and refers to optimal training opportunities within a child’s development.  FUNdamentals 2 looks in greater detail at the sport specific requirements of climbing movement.  Without a good grounding in technique a climber can never reach their potential.

You need to have attended the FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 workshop to attend this second workshop.

The learning outcomes for the Fundamentals 2 Workshop are that you will be able to:

  • Explain, demonstrate and evaluate key climbing movement principles
  • Identify and apply appropriate activities to develop the FUNdamentals of climbing movement

Please note you will need the following equipment on the day; harness, belay device, climbing shoes. Tablets and smartphones may be useful for notes and filming purposes.

Workshop descriptor for the FUNdamentals 1, 2 & 3 workshops

Guidance notes for the FUNdamentals 1, 2 & 3 workshops

FUNdamentals of Climbing 2 workshop programme

Find out about the FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 Workshop.

Dates for BMC workshops

Watch FUNdamentals 1 & 2 workshops on BMC TV:


Courses for indoor climbers making their first moves onto rock

Who are they for?

These courses are ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain key safety skills at an excellent price. They may also be a good precursor for people contemplating the Single Pitch Award training. You should already know how to put on a harness and belay. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.

Under 18?: Check out our rock climbing courses for climbers aged 11-17 

What do the courses cover?

A variety of topics will be covered during the day as well as offering a fun taster to outdoor climbing. Topics may include:

  • Types of trad climbing equipment
  • Placing good protection
  • Building good belays
  • Using guidebooks
  • Seconding/top roping 

FIND OUT MORE: Ready to Rock Courses 2022

FIND OUT MORE: Women Ready To Rock Courses 2022

FIND OUT MORE: Outdoor Sport Climbing Courses for 11-17 year olds

FIND OUT MORE: Outdoor Trad Courses for 11-17 year olds


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