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The Warrior’s Way Trad/Mental Camp

Sponsored by Devils Tower Climbing / Devils Tower Lodge

Description: This course 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’ll develop this trust by falling on gear, moving continuously when jamming, quick and precise gear placement and improving mental focus through application of the Warrior’s Way. You’ll leave knowing how to take appropriate risks on trad routes with improved mental focus.

What you’ll learn:

  • To place and assess trad protection
  • Trad jamming skills
  • Trusting trad gear by falling on it
  • Assessing risks effectively, allowing you to take appropriate risks
  • Improve commitment and mental focus
  • Improve safety awareness

What we won’t be covering:

  • Equalizing anchors
  • Multi-pitch transitions
  • Other basic trad skills


  • Able to lead 5.8 trad, or follow 5.9 trad 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

Instructor: Warriors Way trainer Arno Ilgner, assisted by Frank Sanders


  • Option 1 (instruction, lodging, meals): $690 (Includes 2 days instruction, lodging and meals [breakfast, dinner] for 3 days)
  • Option 2 (instruction, meals): $500 (Includes 2 days instruction and meals [breakfast, dinner] for 3 days; participants can camp on Devils Tower Lodge property for no charge)


  • When: July 17, 18, 19 (you’ll stay at DT Lodge 17-19; course takes place on 18-19)
  • Where: Devils Tower, Wyoming
  • Max: 6 participants
  • How: Contact Frank,

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

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