Attendees to the Grampians Bouldering Festival can sign up for a one of our clinics held across the day Sunday 23 September. Spaces in clinics are strictly limited and it is first-come-first-served. Some clinics require a minimal level of bouldering experience – adhering to these will make sure everyone's experience is excellent.
Clinics will start at different times depending on location and type. Exact starting times will be supplied closer to the event. Some clinics, the advertised area they are held in or the format may change change subject to consultation with and at the instruction of Parks Victoria.
For those not attending a clinic, there is loads to do; you can join a big group boulder session, do one of our Font-style circuits at Andos and Trackside or you can be the boss of you and head to your current project.
Tom O'Halloran – PROJECTING AKA GETTING THE JOB DONE
The first Australian to climb the elusive 9a (35) grade, Tom O'h moves like water, has a stronger grip strength than Mark Latham and crushes boulders like they are papier mache. Join him for a few hours learning how to get the job done. (The job is 'sending', by the way.) You must boulder V5 and above for this session.
AMANDA WATTS – NUTRITION AND TRAINING
Amanda is not only a hyper-qualified nutritionalist with a track record of fuelling some of the best climbers in Australia, she is also a very talented climber and trainer who is dead-set keen on giving you all the tools you need to be a better boulderer. Learn about fuel for performance and fuel for recovery and then PERFORM!
Lee cossey & Andrea hah – INJURIES, avoid & overcome
Human bodies are insanely capable, right up until the point when they break. Get the skinny on where and why injuries happen, the different types of tissues and their recovery time-frames and injury proofing yourself.
Lee cossey & Andrea hah – big picture TRAINING
Learn how to train properly with not only one of Australia's best climbers, but two. You think you know what training is but you don't really, at least not yet. Covering movement – climbings' least trained yet most important factor; Finger-strength – a no-nonsense formula for reliable and consistent gains in finger-strength; and navigating the net – how to use online resources to keep training fun, specific and achievable.
Amy fenton – intro to roof climbing
So you wanna take on the real steeps but not sure what you should be concentrating on? Strong Sydney-ite Amy Fenton will give it to you straight in her Intro to Roof Climbing class. Because roofs are hard you have to be able to consistently boulder V4 to make the most of this class – please make sure this is you. You can check out Amy getting roofy in this great video of her climbing Deep Blue Sea (12) in Sydney.
Always wanted to try out slacklining? Or know how to walk the line a little but are itching to build your skills? Join Russian slacklining maestro and one of the nicest guys getting around, Stepan Novikov in one of two classes – Beginner and Better Than Beginner. Watch Stepan walk the first highline on Tasmania's remote Mt Geryon.
We are hosting a series of special clinics for women only hosted by the likes of once-Brit now Aussie bouldering star, Charlotte Garden. #girlsarethebestchuckouttherest
Intro to bouldering
New to outdoor bouldering? Been outside a couple of times but want to dial in the best practices and spend some time under the watchful eye of an expert? Learn from the best, including local legends like Oliver Miller. Learn how to move efficiently, correctly spot, pad out a landing, stay safe, boulder responsibly and power-scream.
DON'T FANCY A CLINIC & WANT TO GO FOR A BOULDER?
Why don't you tackle one of the three bouldering circuits that we've made up. We will be handing out our three easy, medium and hard bouldering circuit maps to anyone that wants to tackle them.
Banner image this page, Nalle Hukkataival on the World is Not Flat (V14). Yanncik Godfrin