Logo_cms-2The Warrior’s Way Fall/Commit Camp

When: June 27-28 and July 24-25

Sponsored by Colorado Mountain School

Description: This camp addresses the fear of falling and helps you to improve commitment. We’ll practice 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.

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


  • Minimum 6 months climbing experience
  • Climb a minimum of 5.9 in the gym without falling
  • Being able to lead climb is not required. However, if students want to lead during the clinic they must get lead experience PRIOR to the clinic date. A great way to do this is to go through the lead certification process at their local gym.

Suggested Preparation:
Read Espresso Lessons with emphasis on Preparation and Action Chapters, and the exercises in the Appendix for these chapters.

Equipment: Bring usual climbing equipment plus rope and draws (if you have these). A helmet is also required.

Instructor: Warrior’s Way trainer Madaleine Sorkin


  • $350 for 2 days of instruction
  • Space limited to 6


  • When/Where: June 27-28 and July 24-25, 2015 (day 1 will be an evening session at BRC; day 2 will be an outdoor session at a crag in Boulder Canyon, Colorado)
  • How: Contact Colorado Mountain School (800-836-4008 x3, or this LINK

Please call or email us for other questions you may have.
Arno: 615-406-3404,

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