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IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME


THE IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME WILL HELP YOU TO: 1 Develop skills & techniques. 2 Learn risk assessment & management. 3 Know how to train and avoid injury. 4 Document your climbing progression. 5

Challenge yourself.


5 LEVELS OF THE IBEX SCHEME LEVEL 1 An introduction to climbing: Moving and understanding safety on the wall.

LEVEL 2 Improving Technique and learning about standard climbing wall etiquette.

LEVEL 3 Understanding your body and assessing your own ability on climbing routes.

LEVEL 4 Grade progression, helping others and entering competitions.

LEVEL 5 Becoming a competition winning climber.


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

LEVEL 1 I know the 5 main rules of safety in the bouldering centre. I can choose and correctly start a suitable problem for my ability. I am able to climb the full traverse wall with control. I understand and can demonstrate basic body movements. I can climb the pink problems 1 - 15.

YOU CAN DO IT


5 RULES

Keep climbing fun, by sticking to these 5 rules whenever you are climbing at City Bloc, to avoid harming yourself and other climbers: 1 DON’T CLIMB ABOVE OR STAND BELOW ANYONE! 2 ALWAYS BE AWARE OF CLIMBERS AROUND YOU! 3 DON’T CLIMB TOO CLOSE TO OTHER CLIMBERS! 4 ALWAYS CLIMB DOWN - DON’T JUMP FROM THE TOP! 5 ALWAYS LISTEN TO INSTRUCTORS!


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

LEVEL 2 I am able conduct myself in the correct manner. I know 4 different types of holds including the difference between hand-holds and foot-holds. I know different types of body positions & movements and how to use them properly when prompted. I am able to demonstrate good footwork on a range of different graded problems. I can comfortably climb on different angled walls in a controlled manor. This includes:

• Confident trusting feet on slab climbs. • Keeping close to the wall on vertical climbs. • Managing to keep feet engaged on steep problems.

I can climb at least 10 red problems.

YOU CAN DO IT


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

LEVEL 3 I understand the importance of warm-ups/cool downs and conduct these unassisted. I can route read and understand the importance of doing so. I can choose my own problems within current ability and above. I can climb all the red routes. Field trip to Climbing Lab.

YOU CAN DO IT


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

LEVEL 4 I can teach a technique. I have competed in a local competition. I am now climbing independently. I am doing 2-3 training sessions a week. I am interspersing other training methods beyond climbing. I have a deeper understanding of advanced body movements & techniques.

YOU CAN DO IT


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

LEVEL 5 I have entered a climbing competition. I have entered 5 climbing competitions. I have placed top 3 in a climbing competition. I have come 1st place in a climbing competition. I understand the Beastmaker & fingerboard routines.

YOU CAN DO IT


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

BOULDERING LOG DATE

GRADE

COMMENTS

WITNESS

FOR IBEX LEVEL


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

BOULDERING LOG DATE

GRADE

COMMENTS

WITNESS

FOR IBEX LEVEL


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

BOULDERING LOG DATE

GRADE

COMMENTS

WITNESS

FOR IBEX LEVEL


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

BOULDERING LOG DATE

GRADE

COMMENTS

WITNESS

FOR IBEX LEVEL


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

BOULDERING LOG DATE

GRADE

COMMENTS

WITNESS

FOR IBEX LEVEL


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

BOULDERING LOG DATE

GRADE

COMMENTS

WITNESS

FOR IBEX LEVEL


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

BOULDERING LOG DATE

GRADE

COMMENTS

WITNESS

FOR IBEX LEVEL


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

BOULDERING LOG DATE

GRADE

COMMENTS

WITNESS

FOR IBEX LEVEL


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

TYPES OF CLIMBING HOLDS JUG Jugs are big, open holds that you can get your whole hand around. Jugs are most people’s favourite because they’re so easy to grip. CRIMP A crimp is a very small edge that’s only big enough for the pads of your fingers. Get your body weight closer to the wall! PINCH A hold that you can pinch with your thumb on one side and your fingers on the other. SLOPER Rounded flat sloped holds that offer little grip. POCKET Small holes. They can be so small that you can barely fit one finger, or wide enough to fit your whole hand. UNDERCUT A hold you grip from the bottom so you can pull up. VOLUME The large pink shapes, which can be used for hands and feet, no matter which route you are climbing.


IBEX CLIMBING SCHEME

TYPES OF BODY POSITIONS We use different body positions in climbing to always make sure our centre of gravity is always well balanced. This makes making climbing moves easier and allows us to advance on to harder climbs over time. Ask your instructor to demonstrate these for you: STEM/BRIDGE Spreading your legs and pressing your feet against two holds or the wall, to take the weight off your arms. We use this move to give our arms a bit of a rest on a climb. LAYBACK Where your body is in a possition where you are laying back with your arms straight and feet on the wall so you are at a similar angle to the hold you are holding. DROPKNEE A body position that bring your hips close to the wall and make your next move easier. Place the outside of your foot on a hold and point your knee downwards DYNO A move you use, which requires you to throw your center of gravity towards the next hold. Sometimes this includes having to jump and catch the hold with one or two hands. BACKSTEP This move allows us to reach further to get the next hold. Place your front leg straight underneath the leg bring your hips closer to the wall to gain that extra reach. FLAG We use a flag to help us balance if we are swinging like a barn door and falling off the wall when making a move. Stick your leg out in the direction you are swinging to counter-balance yourself as you make the move.


“WE ARE APES! WE SHOULD BE CLIMBING.” - ALEX HONNOLD -

IBEX Climbing Scheme Booklet  
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