Course detail

Bouldering

CESA-TV-BOULAcad. year: 2021/2022

Beginners will learn a basic climbing technique so that they will be able to individually practise easy boulders, move across the climbing wall and develop their strength in the boulder centre using the equipment such as a rope, horizontal bar and campus. Advanced boulderers will learn how to master pre-marked boulders, train climbing stamina using the entire wall space, build new boulders and train themselves on the above-mentioned equipment.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Beginners will learn a basic climbing technique. Based on this, they will be able to individually practise the easy boulders, move across the climbing wall and develop their strength in the boulder centre using the equipment such as horizontal bar. Advanced boulderers will try how to master pre-marked boulders, train climbing stamina using the entire wall space.

Prerequisites

Personal equipment that boulderers need are special shoes "climbing shoes" (either your own, or in limited quantities they can be hired for a fee/one use. It is necessary to use solid or liquid magnesium (gel, beads, not powder magnesium). It is advisable to take your own towel as you do for the fitness gym.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Literature

Flanagan, D. (2013): Bouldering essentials. The complete guide to bouldering. CORDEE LTD. ISBN13 (EAN): 9780956787415 ISBN10: 095678741X (EN)
Peter B. (2011): Bouldering : Movement, Tactics and Problem Solving.. Mountaineers Outdoor Expert. ISBN10 1594855005 (EN)
Sherman, J. (2017): Better Bouldering. Globe Pequot Press. ISBN 10: 1493029274. ISBN 13: 9781493029273 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

In the beginner group lessons we try to learn how to
• understand basic climbing movements,
• remove significant errors in the technique of beginners
• further improve climbing techniques, strength and stamina with the advanced climbers

We use climbing practical exercises, climbing games, bouldering.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit- based on active participation in lessons, regular attendance together with registration in the attendance list (two unexcused participations are allowed). One credit is granted in accordance with the Directive No. 17/2019 concerning the teaching of Physical Education.
Apologies in advance by email to the guarantor of teaching (Daniela.Chlibkova@vut.cz).

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction to safety precautions and signing the agreement to the terms of tuition, introduction to the course contents and the accompanying program.
Basic types of holds and their grips: positive, side and bottom holds, friction holds, grip, bump, strip, handle, closed and open grips, etc. Foot holds: perpendicular to the wall, on the edge, friction foot holds, the use of the heel, toe, and a combination of foot holds
Bouldering technique: climbing movement. Climbing step: preparation phase, main phase, final phase. Practising of technique: balance, rule of three fixed points, right-left balance. Body position: goat leg, high up, getting on the heel, wide straddle, frog stance, "No hand rest," hips turning.
Working with the centre of gravity, balancing the body, back-pressure technique, structure climbing, replacing the legs, balancing on footholds, correct body posture, calf raises on toes
Climbing in vertical and cantilever profile, climbing in the corner, on the edge, in the overhang, traverses.
Fitness and stamina training for climbing movements, change of pace when climbing, climbing blindfold, perception of the position of feet and arms, climbing in pairs, how to rest while climbing. Dynamic actions.
Games on the climbing wall: games to develop climbing skills, strength, endurance and speed training for climbing movement

Aims

Bouldering is climbing without collateral to reach relatively safe heights (5 meters). Bouldering is a climbing discipline that excels in dynamic motion, variety of positioning of body parts and the work with trainee’s own weight and centre of gravity. Bouldering provides training of climbing technique, strength, endurance and mental control that can be applied to the actual climbing on the climbing wall or in the terrain. Bouldering is a basis of year-round preparation for all climbing disciplines; it is also an appropriate tool for practising strength, flexibility and agility for other types of sports.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Credits - controlled attendance, registration of attendance in the attendance sheets. Active participation in the lessons. Two unexcused absences are allowed. Compensation for absence only within bouldering lessons after the previous consultation with the teacher and with the agreement of the teacher (free capacity of the wall).

Type of course unit

 

eLearning

eLearning: opened course

Responsibility: Ing. Marek Strakoš