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Warrior’s Way Falling & Commitment Clinic

Warrior's Way Falling and Commitment Clinic

Back by popular demand, join us on April 22nd for The Warrior’s Way Clinic with author and trainer Arno Ilgner!

This clinic addresses fear of falling and improving commitment. We’ll do falling, movement, and resting exercises and apply all learned skills to a challenging route. We’ll do this in small increments creating appropriate progressions for each individual student. You’ll leave with a structured method for taking appropriate risks with diminished fear.

Registration online HERE or call the gym at (423) 602–7625

(8 / clinic max)

Investment: $150 gym members; $175 non gym members

Perks: All participants will receive:

- A free laminated reminder card
– A reference pdf on all exercises
– Free follow-up email lessons
– Discounts from WW sponsors Evolv

You’ll learn:

- To fall safely
– To give a cushioned belay
– To distinguish between no- and yes-fall zones
– How to engage no- and yes-fall zones
– To break a climb into smaller risk events
– Better risk assessment
– How to rest effectively
– To improve breathing
– To trust the body
– To create flow and momentum
– To commit more deliberately
– To reduce fear

Target Student & Prerequisites:

- Minimum 6 months climbing experience
– Climb a minimum of 5.9 in the gym without falling or hanging
– Being able to lead climb is not required, however, if students want to lead during the clinic they must get lead certified at the gym PRIOR to the clinic date.
– For climbers who rope climb
– Some exercises are on toprope; some are on lead
– Instructor will determine which students can lead based on our risk matrix and whether or not students are lead certified at the gym.

Student goals:

- Improve commitment
– Diminish fear of falling

Equipment Needed:

- Harness, shoes, and belay device
– A rope and draws (if the gym doesn’t provide these)
– A helmet is recommended, but not required