About The Warrior's Way
The Warrior’s Way® – Practical Mental Training
Develop mental strength to enjoy rock climbing
(and life) more often.
Short of breath after the last 4 feet of climbing on small and awkward holds, you finally clip some pro just above your head while on an ok rest stance. But this next section is what has you nervous.
The moves are within your ability (you think) but there is no rest till the next stance, which is where the pro is, 10 feet up.
Your friends yell, “just do it! You got it!” You feel less certain. Can you make the moves to the next stance without pumping out? What if you miss the clip and fall?
Being scared, uncertain, or a nervous wreck is common but rock climbing doesn’t need to be that way.
Climbing Made Confidence
Or maybe you’re confident in your climbing but you:
- always fall a move or two before the anchor
- secretly never push your comfort level
- wear headphones during a comp to attempt keep nerves away.
Climbing is hard. That’s why many of us love it and find it so frustrating.
We feel the same. But our trainers and students use The Warrior’s Way process to engage fears, frustrations, and nerves. They climb to the next stance, to the top of the climb to ‘send the route feeling in control and confident.
Climbing Training with Intention
You’ve heard “just take practice falls” or “ya! Do it! You got it!” or “just breathe” while your legs are shaking like Elvis. Well meaning advice but as we’ve heard, and you know, the advice is not actually helpful.
The Warrior’s Way process will help you because it is:
- built on 20+ years of feedback
- proven to create results for boulding, sport climbs, trad climbs, and comps.
- for elite climbers like Nina Williams, Heather Widner, Chris Sharma, Alex Honnold
- for weekend warriors like Brad Beggs, Alex Ransom, Robin Gresin
- for climbing competitors to combat vets and those in an office.
Each Rock Warrior’s Way course focuses on easy and specific incremental steps to do before, during, and after each climb.
Specific exercises like “Catch and Release,” “Block Scouting,” or “Catch Your Devil” help you control your mind, your attention, and keep the body relaxed (which influences brain chemistry).
Trainers support you with individual feedback and listen to what you need and your concerns.
Feel more confident, climb better, and enjoy the climbing more with the Warrior’s Way mental training.
Our Mental Training is For…
The Everyday Climber
You arrive, fairly pumped, at a clipping stance on a sport climb. You’re ten feet out from your last bolt and very anxious to get clipped in. You’re tense, over-gripping, and out of balance.
Gritting your teeth, close to falling, you finally make the clip—and instantly relax. Immediately you find another good handhold within reach but now you wonder if the struggle to clips means you should give up.
The Climbing Competitor
Or, perhaps you’re a competitor and feel confident in your climbing, aren’t afraid of falling, but get frustrated, disillusioned, and discouraged when you fail.
You can’t seem to make progress on your project or experience performance anxiety in comps. You’d do anything to get back in contact with how fun climbing used to be.
The Combat Veteran
You are returning from war and still walk around in combat mode, hyper-vigilant, alert for an attack and an issue around the next corner.
You don’t think you have a problem, but at the same time you have trouble sleeping and feel a disconnect with your family and work.
For Those In Business
Or, you’re at work and wish you could just find a job that you enjoy. You wonder why your job has no meaning and can’t wait for Friday. You love Friday because finally the meaningless work is done.
At the same time, you hate Friday because you know you’re just wasting your life.
These situations (above) describe a life not fully lived. Whether you’re a climber or not, you want to find a way to move beyond fear and anxiety so you can flow.
The Warrior’s Way ® is the oldest mental training program for rock climbing.
- reclaim and build your mental power.
- practical tools to face your fears (yes, you have them, even if you don’t think you do).
- power-up your attention so you can flow on the rock and in life.
The Warrior’s Way ® mental training program was tested and refined in the medium of rock climbing; we continue to use rock climbing to teach these lessons.