Warrior’s Way

Understand How to Take Risks and Commit

This 4-hour clinic directly addresses falling to help improve commitment. We do progressive falling practice followed by movement, breathing, resting, and body/mind awareness exercises. Finally, students apply everything to a goal route. Students leave understanding how to take appropriate risks and commit to those risks.

Skills Learned
  • Fall Safely
  • Give a Dynamic (Cushioned) Belay
  • Break a Climb into Smaller Risk Events
  • Assess Risks Effectively
  • Distinguish Between No- and Yes-Fall Zones
  • Engage No- and Yes-Fall Zones Appropriately
  • Make Appropriate Risk Decisions
  • Improve Body and Mind Awareness
  • Rest Effectively
  • Improve Breathing
  • Create Flow and Momentum
  • Deal with Climbing Stress
  • Commit More Deliberately
  • Reduce Fear
Prerequisites
  • Able to Top Rope 5.8 in a Gym with No Falls
  • Climb Indoors/Outdoors at Least 1-2 Times per Week
  • At Least 6 Months of Continuous Climbing Experience Within the Last Year
Rates
  • Non-Members: $109 per Person
  • Climb So iLL Members: $99 per Person
Sponsors

Individuals who take Warrior’s Way trainings are eligible for discounts from our sponsors. This is a great opportunity to get the equipment you need.

Evolv (Shoes): Students receive a 20% discount after the training session. Discounts are for one-time purchases from the Evolv website and are effective for 30 days after the trainings.  Ask your WW trainer for the discount code after the trainings.

BlueWater (Ropes): Students receive a 20% discount after the training session. Discounts are for one-time purchases from the BlueWater website and are effective for 30 days after the trainings.  Ask your WW trainer for the discount code after the trainings.

This 2-day camp is specifically targeted toward developing better mental focus for leading trad routes. To accomplish this, we need to develop trust in our gear and jamming ability. We will develop this trust by falling on gear, moving continuously when jamming, utilizing quick and precise gear placement, and improving mental focus through application of the Warrior’s Way. You will leave knowing how to take appropriate risks on trad routes with improved mental focus.

Skills Learned
  • Placing and Assessing Trad Protection
  • Trad Jamming Skills
  • Trusting Trad Gear by Falling on It
  • Assessing Risks Effectively
  • Learning to Take Appropriate Risks
  • Improving Commitment and Mental Focus
  • Improving Safety Awareness
Skills We Don't Cover
  • Equalizing Anchors
  • Multi-Pitch Transitions
  • Other Basic Trad Skills
Prerequisites
  • Ability to Lead 5.8 Sport or Top-Rope 5.9 with No Falls
  • Climb Indoors/Outdoors at Least 1-2 Times per Week
  • At Least 6 Months of Continuous Climbing Experience Within the Last Year
  • Some Experience Following or Leading Trad Routes
Rates
  • $450 per Person
Sponsors

Individuals who take Warrior’s Way trainings are eligible for discounts from our sponsors. This is a great opportunity to get the equipment you need.

Evolv (Shoes): Students receive a 20% discount after the training session. Discounts are for one-time purchases from the Evolv website and are effective for 30 days after the trainings.  Ask your WW trainer for the discount code after the trainings.

BlueWater (Ropes): Students receive a 20% discount after the training session. Discounts are for one-time purchases from the BlueWater website and are effective for 30 days after the trainings.  Ask your WW trainer for the discount code after the trainings.