A mental training course for rock climbing indoors.
This 5-hour gym clinic on climbing mental training teaches you how to become comfortable falling and committing to moves while diminishing fear.
How it Works
You’ll do progressive falling practice, starting with falls on a top rope and then progressing to lead falls as you become comfortable.
Hands-on practical sessions also include how to move efficiently and how to rest; drills to control your breathing; body/mind mental awareness exercises to keep control of fear and discomfort.
Towards the end of the clinic you apply everything on a goal route, either on lead or on top rope. During the early part of the clinic you worked on individual pieces – on the goal route you assemble the puzzle pieces on a redpoint burn of a route that challenges you.
You’ll finish the Fall & Commitment mental training gym clinic understanding how to commit to climbing, how to fall appropriately, and how to take appropriate risks. And to have fun doing it all.
Learn How To:
- Fall as a skill
- 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
- Mental training resources
- Able to toprope 5.9 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
- Passed the gym’s top rope (and ideally) lead test
This course has a specific sequence of topics but allows for the type and grade of climbing you wish to be on.
Click the “Signup” button on the individual course page to signup with the gym directly – you do not signup with us. Sometimes you do signup over the phone or in-person if the host gym does not offer online signup. We specify how to signup on each individual course page.
At a minimum, you do need to have passed the host gym’s top-rope belay test. It is preferred you passed the gym’s lead test prior to taking this clinic. Contact the gym or the Warrior’s Way trainer if you have concerns about getting certified.