LATTICE BOARD ASSESSMENT

This is the world’s first systematic assessment and analysis tool tailor-made for climbing. We have teamed up with Lattice Training to deliver this service to the whole of Ireland. This assessment is more suitable for the intermediate to advanced climber, climbing 6c+ routes or bouldering 6B and above. This assessment will give you a detailed analysis of the efficiency of your body's energy systems. It will also look at your finger strength and economy of movement. 

What is it?

The Lattice Board is the original performance analysis tool invented and developed by Tom Randall. My Therapy have teamed up with Lattice Training to provide assessments of a climbers current physical performance. This assessment is used to optimise future training by identifying key areas requiring improvement. Using the Lattice database we can access a large set of data from climbers from around the world to provide a benchmark for your climbing.

What is tested?

The Lattice Board Assessment uses a long established testing methodology to measure your:

  • Maximal grip strength

  • Aerobic and anaerobic capacity

  • Aerobic power (or power endurance)

  • Movement economy and climbing pace

  • Climbing specific muscle function

Who is suitable?

At present the Lattice Board has been rigorously tested and trialled on climbers from 6c+ (5.11+) to 9a+ (5.15) and V5-V14 and we therefore feel that this is the most appropriate standard for a climber to obtain before coming to test on this particular facility.

Whilst it is not impossible for lower grade climbers to use the Lattice Board we want to be absolutely sure that your results are valid. The Lattice Training system continues to pride themselves in a testing methodology that can be backed by strong evidence and science based conclusions and thus (for the moment) the Lattice Board remains applicable to a closed performance set. If you are outside of this range then we provide our own physical climbing assessment which is very comprehensive and is ideal for more beginners to intermediate climbers. Please contact us for more details. 

Where & how long?

The assessment session is completed on the Lattice Board at My Therapy Physio & Performance and takes around 2hrs to complete. The data collected is analysed to assess the above performance factors which is cross referenced with the current database, so you can see how you compare to other climbers of a similar grade.

What next?

Once you have received your report it will highlight areas of weakness and strengths and we will give some advice on how to progress towards your specific goals.

Cost?

£125 for your assessment and a written report of your profile