Member Clinics July 2010

FREE Members Only Clinics! Check out the upcoming schedule for July 2010!

Columbia

FREE Member Clinic Location, Date and Time Description
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 7pm-9pm

Slacklining

Slacklining is a balance sport that uses webbing stretched tight between two anchor points. Great summer activity to do on off days or on a climbing trip. Slacklining improves balance while increasing leg and core strength
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 7pm-9pm

Olympic Rings

Strength training using Olympic rings through multiple body positions, push, pull, and core. It’s an excellent way to build stabilizer muscles and balance because of the rings’ natural multidirectional movement. Workouts ranging from beginner to advanced. With guest instructor Sven Eric Radhe, a member of the University of Maryland Gymkana program.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Yoga for Climbers*

Whether you boulder, top rope, sport lead or spend your days on long multi-pitch routes, yoga has a benefit for you. Yoga deeply stretches the muscles, strengthens without adding bulk and enhances balance, stamina, and focus. BYOM: Bring-Your-Own-Mat.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 7pm-9pm

Movie Night

FREE Movie and FREE Popcorn! BYOB & a Crazy Creek Chair. This month’s movie: “Pilgrimage” featuring Chris Sharma, Nate Gold and Katie Brown
Check out the trailer on YouTube here.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Yoga for Climbers*

Whether you boulder, top rope, sport lead or spend your days on long multi-pitch routes, yoga has a benefit for you. Yoga deeply stretches the muscles, strengthens without adding bulk and enhances balance, stamina, and focus.                           BYOM: Bring-Your-Own-Mat.

Timonium

FREE Member Clinic Location, Date and Time Description
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 8pm-9pm

Cleaning Sport Routes

How does the rope get up there? How does it come back down without leaving all that gear? Learn techniques to get that gear back safe and sound Wednesday, July 7 8pm-9pm
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 8pm-9pm

Shoulder Strengthening

Dynos, side-pulls, and gastons oh-my! Do you fear the tear of a rotator cuff or experience pain in your shoulders after a long session of climbing? On Wednesday, July 14 from 8pm-9pm a shoulder strengthening clinic will be held for Earth Treks members and guests scared of the tear.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 8pm-9pm

Building Climbing Endurance

Crisp air, changing leaves, and biting sandstone, the fall climbing season is only a few months away. Building climbing endurance is essential for sending that pesky route with the crux 60 feet up. On Wednesday, July 21 from 8pm-9pm we’ll talk about techniques for building climbing endurance.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 8pm-9pm

Building Climbing Power

How do those guys climb upside down like that? Did you see Sharma use that foot-hold for a hand? Wednesday, July 28 from 8pm-9pm lets get physical!

Rockville

FREE Member Clinic Location, Date and Time Description
Monday, July 5, 2010, 8pm-9pm

Route Climbing: Rest Positions + Pacing

Milking a key rest often makes the difference between the send and another hang on the rope.  In this clinic we’ll talk about how to find places to shake out and recover in different types of terrain around the gym, as well as how to best pace the moves between rests.
Monday, July 19, 2010, 8pm-9pm

Training: Core Strength for Climbers

It’s true that the arm bone is connected to the shoulder bone, but how is the shoulder bone connected to the hip bone?  Through the core!  We’ll discuss how core strength requirements for rock climbers differ from those of other athletes, and learn exercises that will improve your ability to move through steep rock.  

 

Clinics are FREE to annual members. Clinics marked with an asterisk ( * ) have a limited number of spaces available and pre-registration is recommended (required for some clinics). Call the gym to pre-register.