Vol Wall_0278-w900-h700Current Camps:

New River Gorge, WV: with Warrior’s Way trainer Jeff Hearn 

Vantage, WA: with Warrior’s Way trainer Laura Sabourin
Colorado (location to be determined soon): with Warrior’s Way trainer Jes Meiris
  • May 19 (contact Jes for more info: jes.meiris@gmail.com)

The Warrior’s Way – Falling and Commitment Camp

This training camp addresses falling directly to help improve commitment. 

You’ll do progressive falling practice, followed by movement, breathing, resting, and body/mind awareness exercises. Finally, apply everything to a goal route. 

Leave understanding how to take appropriate risks and how to commit to those risks.

You’ll learn how to:Vol Wall_0294-w900-h700

  • Fall safely
  • 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, and more


  • Consistently able to toprope 5.9 in a gym with no falls or hanging on the rope
  • Climb indoors/outdoors at least 1-2 times per week
  • At least 6 months of continuous climbing experience within the last year


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

Bring usual climbing equipment plus rope and draws. A helmet is also required.

The cost for each camp varies based on the hosting guide service. 

Below are approximate costs.

  • $450: 2-day camp
  • $225: 1-day camp
  • Space limited to 4 or 6 climbers depending on the location

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Hi, I am really interested in doing the Fall/Commit training camp. I reside in Melbourne Australia, so I will be wanting to attend something suitable. Your west coast probably. All info will be appreciated. My window is August September ish. Robbie

  2. Hi Robbie, Thanks for making contact. Our west coast trainer, Jeff Lodas (jefflodas.com, jefflodas@gmail.com), should be back in California end of August. He’s climbing in Canada right now so a little out of contact. He usually sets up training tours to California, Oregon, and Washington states in Spring and Fall. So, he may not have anything scheduled for August/Sept. But, I suggest contacting him; he can always set up something just for you.
    You can also join our eList to get free email lessons and training updates.
    Best, Arno

  3. Arno, will you be doing the warriors way clinics at the 2017 red rock rendezvous?

  4. Hi Hal, There will be ww clinics Friday through Monday during RRR 2017. At the moment, I’m planning to attend. Either way, ww trainers, w/ or w/o me, will be there to teach these clinics. Thanks, a

  5. Hello! Will the clinic in LCC Utah happen? My girlfriend and I will both attend if it does. Thanks!

  6. Hi John, thanks for asking. Our trainer in Las Vegas, Tracy Martin, is coordinating those clinics. I’ll check with her about when those dates will become firm. Thanks for asking. a

  7. Hi John, I received info back from Tracy. For now, it’s on hold. We’re investigating new possibilities though. a

  8. For years I’ve hoped to attend a clinic of yours. I saw one open up in my back yard and got excited! I hope it happens.

  9. Hey! I’m interested in taking a workshop. Anything on the west coast coming up?

  10. Hi Paisley, thanks for asking. Our west coast trainer, Jeff Lodas, will be touring in the Spring. Connect with him at jefflodas@gmail.com. Also sign up for our eList to get training updates. Thanks,

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