Advance Sport Climbing Course

Oliana, Spain
Group size
Max 12 people
Experience level
8 days
333 miles
- Push past your imaginary physical and mental limits to discover your real potential - Learn how to approach and project hard routes at your limits - Climb better, harder & more

About the trip

Patxi Usobiaga is a Spanish pro climber who has won World Championship in Qinghai, 2009. He is also one of few people who has won two overall Lead Climbing World Cup competitions in a row. His way to success has always been very sophisticated, complex, and exceptionally strict (and hard) training. Patxi is the first climber ever to send 8c+ on-sight. He has redpointed various routes of 9a and 9a+ grade. You could hardly find a coach more competent to lead our Advanced Sport Climbing Course!

Participants of this course are granted to learn a whole set of tricks and mental skills to approach, project, and climb hard routes at their limits, as well as the ability to handle mental pressure, fears, and stresses. Being a practitioner of evidence-based sports science, Patxi will also measure the participants’ physical strength, and analyze their physical as well as mental strengths and weaknesses. As a result, he will suggest a training plan with the possibility to supervise a climber’s progress in the long term.

It goes without saying that all Rockbusters climbing trips and courses are based on the "LEARN by DOING" philosophy. As a result, you will get all the coaching when actually climbing the best routes at a crag and spending as much time on the rock as you possibly can. At Rockbusters we believe that only practice makes you better and thus the goal number one is MAXIMIZING YOUR CLIMBING TIME.

Sport climbing course highlights

Maximum quality and quantity of climbing
6 full days of intensive climbing with Patxi Usobiaga, a professional guide, and coach
Individual approach to your needs and level
Maximum 7:1 client/coach ratio
Group courses for 5 to 15 participants
One-on-one coaching
Video analysis

Physical & technical requirements

Previous outdoor sport climbing experience needed min. RP grade 6c
Suitable for women and men, children from 15 years
The course can be purchased by individuals, couples, couples, or groups of friends
Physical intensity: high

Detailed technical specification of this climbing course

All necessary skills and knowledge to attack routes at your limits (or beyond your imaginary limits) such as:

Analysis of your strengths and weaknesses
Choosing the right hard project and a strategy for it
Working through the moves and getting the best beta
Linking the right sequences together
Art of mental preparation, handling the frustration, concentration, ...
How and when to use clipstick & other techniques to pre-clip first quickdraw
Movement skills - climb more efficiently
Perfect balance - support your center of gravity
Proper footwork - trust your feet
Special climbing techniques (side-stepping, drop knee, flagging, heel hooking, kneebar, ...)
Redpoint and on-sight attempts, so you can tackle new climbs more easily
Personalized coaching to break through mental barriers
Choosing the right equipment for the best climbing experience while staying safe, plus advice on how to treat and store it
Basic understanding of outdoor risks
Proper lead belaying techniques, catching falls dynamically


Arrival & meeting - intro to the course
Climbing & coaching
Climbing & coaching
Climbing & coaching
Climbing & coaching
Climbing & coaching
Climbing & coaching
Farewell & departure
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Individualized coaching
Climbing safety equipment & gear
Local transportation
Accommodation (basic shared accommodation)

Not included

Travel & climbing insurance
Food & drinks (group dinner can be purchased for €15 per meal)
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