Master Class

Our master class is taught by our head climbing coach, Ganesh, and the agenda for the week is announced via social media. Ask one of the instructors at the gym if you’d like to be added to our WhatsApp groups. No prior registration is required, but you need to have taken Climbing 101 with us.

Class is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30 PM. Do please check our social media for posts on the agenda for the week.

Ganesh is an observational coach, and has coached several of the top climbers in India. He believes in understanding the climber’s physical and mental approach and needs, and then setting suitable problems to improve climbing efficiency and mind.

Some of the topics Ganesh will cover over the coming months are:

1. Footwork basics (I)

* Climb with your eyes
* Three points of contact principle
* Foot placement, focus on your toes

2. Footwork basics (II)

* Edging and smearing
* Hips, toes, knees towards wall
* Body tension
* Feet high

3. Advanced footwork

* Knee drops
* Heel hooks

4. Upper body basics (I)

* Arms straight, shoulder roll
* Minimum grip necessary
* Resting and shaking out a pump

5. Upper body basics (II)

* Controlled body movement
* Underclings and sideclings

6. Advanced upper body techniques

* Campusing and manteling
* Crimping

7. Balance techniques

* Twist locks
* Flagging and counter balance

8. Climbing speed

* Safety first, and then speed
* Climbing slow when efficient
* Climbing fast through hard parts and overhangs

9. Drill techniques (I)

* Slow pace
* Fast pace
* Purely static moves
* Purely dynamic moves

10. Drill techniques (II)

* Repeat on easy until exhaustion
* Constant climb and downclimb
* One arm traverse

11. Drill techniques (III)

* Constant traversing, no stop
* Blindfolded climbing session

12. Drill techniques (IV)

* Two by two match
* Stick game

13. Down climbing

* Climbing with your eyes
* Trusting your feet
* Lowering on legs, not hands

14. Dynos and deadpoints

* Timing
* Body movement
* Focus on feet and balance

15. Slab and friction climbing

* Downpressure
* Posture

16. Overhang and roof climbing

* Feet up
* Move through hard sections
* Controlled body movement

17. Chimney climbing

* Stemming
* Using your back and feet in opposition
* Resting positions
* Coming out of a chimney

18. Lie backs

* Opposition of legs and hands
* Maintaining momentum

19. Crack climbing

* Finger, hand, elbow and shoulder jams
* Foot and knee jams
* Taping

20. Working on routes and problems

* Planning and climbing with your eyes
* Visualisation
* Climbing with a partner
* Usage of tape

21. Advanced prep (I)

* Sport psychology / learning / expectations
* Importance of rest and diet + hydration

22. Advanced prep (II)

* Breathing techniques
* A good workout program
* Setting goals with a coach, redpoint climbing

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14 thoughts on “Master Class

  1. Hello Delhi Rock Team,

    Do we also got opportunity with you to climb outside in natural conditions or we will going to do and learn in inside conditions.?

    I am interested in doing the rock climbing instead of sports climbing. I have some experience of past but still I am not proficient and need expert supervision and guidance.

    Please guide.


  2. We do lots of trips where people get to climb outdoors. For this, they invest in their own personal gear (shoes, harness, belay device, helmet) and practice indoors before going outdoors. You can see our events tab on Facebook for the trips we’ve done over the years. In addition, we regularly go climb outdoors at Dhauj in the winters. For outdoor climbing we are a great place to come and learn.

    That said, you should expect to spend at least 3 months climbing indoors and getting strong before you’ll be ready for outdoor climbing. Plus the gear investment. There are also Delhi Rock folks going climbing outdoors these days in Delhi at Sanjay van, bouldering.

  3. Can you do master class straight up and not do Climbing 101

    Further, are there any weekend Master Classes for climbing?

  4. Yes, if you’ve been belay certified you can jump straight into Master Class.

    Yes, the Sat and Sun 5 pm 101 sessions are also a part of Master Class for folks who can’t make weekdays. Ganeshsir can help with guidance and routes, problems, at those times as well.

  5. Hi,

    I have done bmc from ABVIMAS and have gotten A grade. Can i join you master class directly?


  6. Hi Yogi,

    Yes, you can join Master Class directly, post doing a belay test. The belay test is free and takes 15 minutes, covers the content at If that is familiar to you (especially the BUS belay), then you’re welcome to email us to set up a time to take the test,


  7. Hi! I recently finished my 101 course at Delhi rock and want to do the advance course but the weekday timings might be difficult for me.
    Does Ganesh Sir take advanced classes over weekends?

  8. Hi Anurag,

    You can come in for the 101 session timings as well, 5-7 pm on weekends. Ganeshsir will be around, and can guide you at that time as well, so it’s similar to a Master Class.

    You won’t have as many of the experienced climbers around though, so if it is possible, Mon Wed Fri evenings are a better time to come and train and meet other climbers.

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