25.11.2017 - 02.12.2017


There is nothing like learning from the best which is why we have added Klemen Bečan to the Rockbusters coaching program. Well known for onsight climbing, new-routing and his ability to perform extremely technical moves, Klemen now climbs for enjoyment rather than achievement, but no long ago he was the first to realise some of the world’s most difficult sport routes, including Joe Mama (9a+/5.15a), as well as a great number of extremely hard bouldering lines.

Now Rockbusters can offer you the unique opportunity to benefit from Klemen’s knowledge, enthusiasm and attitude during our Sport Climbing Performance Workshop. Spaces are limited and we can invite only eight climbers to join the trip as this ensures that everybody receives enough one-to-one, personalised coaching from Klemen Bečan.

You will spend plenty of time on the rock, as well as listen to short, informal talks by Klemen. We will also film your climbing so that you can analyse the footage with Klemen in order to identify weaknesses and help you take your climbing to the next level.

The Klemen Bečan Sport Climbing Performance Workshop follows the traditional Rockbusters format of informal masterclasses. Led by Klemen as the head coach, our experienced team will ensure that everyone climbs as much they can and gets all the coaching they need.

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Our course will offer you the opportunity to maximise your potential and develop your climbing skills at a very high pace. During the trip we will help you push your grade while teaching you how to maintain sustainable, long-term progress beyond our time together.

Klemen Becan’s coaching focuses on balance and movement, which will help both your physical and mental development as a climber. Whether you are a complete rookie or an experienced cranker, analyzing your movement patterns and attitude will instantaneously boost your skills and help you break through any plateau.

Whatever your level, with plenty of time to practice newly learned techniques, you will increase your confidence and perform better than ever. After just one week of coaching you to head home with a completely new, advanced skillset. The aim of our Sport Climbing Performance Workshop is to allow you to learn from the best and use their well tested techniques to progress your climbing.

Here’s a little look at what to expect when you join our Klemen Becan Sport Climbing Performance Workshop:

Slab/vertical ground

Focusing on footwork, you will learn to find balance and use the most efficient and effective ways to propel your body up the rock without wasting energy. You will learn how to work with friction, make delicate steps and calculated, technical moves.

Overhangs

You’ll develop and practise skills to help you handle climbing steeper rock faces. We will cover footwork and techniques such as drop knees, heel and toe hooks. A lot of time will be dedicated to the fine art of resting while climbing, as well as fighting “the pump”, both mentally and physically.

Onsight vs redpoint techniques

Climbing onsight and projecting more difficult lines differs both physically and mentally. Klemen Bečan will cover the most effective strategies for success while onsighting or working a route over many days. You will have plenty of time to practice these and internalise the new skills.

As well as building confidence, strength and taking on some tough climbs, this is a Rockbusters course, so you can also expect a hefty dose of fun! We love what we do and that really comes across in all of our trips and programmes. And… we like to party almost as much as we like to climb, so get ready to have a blast on and off the rock. The informal, fun atmosphere of our courses is famous, but we never let this distract us from your climbing progression.

Maximum 4 clients per instructor!

PRIVATE GUIDING for PRO-CLIMBERS Coaching with Klemen Becan. Max. 2 people

 

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 LOCATIONS

 Siurana

Everybody who climbs even a little will have heard of Siurana! It has been one of the most popular Spanish climbing destinations for many years, not only because it is home to La Rambla, one of the most famous 9a+’s in the world. 

Situated in the stunning Sierra de Prades mountains, it is less than an hour from other very important areas such as Margalef, Montsant, La Mussara  and Arboli. 

Siurana is a magical place with great scenery. The crags are situated inbetween the tiny picturesque hamlet of Siurana and its larger neighbour,  a village called Cornudella de Montsant. There are approximately 30 sectors and over 1200 routes, most of them of superb quality with new routes still being opened up all the time. 

Siurana is a great destination for mid to hard "7's" but grades range from 5s to 9's which makes it a good destination for groups of different climbing levels.  A typical Siurana route would be about 30 meters of technical fingery climbing on orange limestone with amazing views over the beautiful valley.

Thanks to its location, Cornudella has recently become a 'climbing village' as many Spanish, Catalan and foreign climbers  have started to settle down here. The bakery makes a convenient focal point and place to hang out whilst you decide on the day’s tick list. There is also a good climbing shop in the village. Cornudella has quite a good bus connection to the nearest big city, Reus. By car it takes only half an hour to get to Reus and about 2 hours to get to Barcelona. Both Barcelona and Reus have airports.

The best time to visit Sierra de Prades is from Spring to Autumn. In the Winter it might rain or snow and at these times the proximity of other areas  such as Margalef can offer a useful alternative. During late  Spring to early  Autumn it can get too hot for climbing on small ledges and crimps in the sun but you can always find some sectors in the shade to climb.

In Siurana there are various apartments for rent as well as rooms in the refuge in the town centre. If you prefer a lower-budget option, there is a campsite run by climbers very close to Siurana village. There are other campsites and refuges in Sierra de Prades at Uldemolins, Margalef, La Mussara as well.

To make the most of your trip a car is useful for getting to and from Cornudella although most crags are within walking distance from the Siuranna campsite.


Airport arrival: Barcelona International Airport
Airport departure: Barcelona International Airport