The "Espresso" four-hour clinics, camps and presentations are introductions to mental fitness training and are specifically targeted for climbers who want to learn or refine their climbing skills, as well as improve safety awareness, and gain a heightened degree of mental focus by applying the Warrior's Way program.
Where, When, How to register:
Upper Limits, MO - Feb 16 (12-4pm & 6-10pm) - 314.241.7625
Univ of Minnesota, Duluth - Feb 18 (12-4pm & 6-10pm) - 218.726.6257
Boulders Gym, Madison, WI - Feb 19 (12-4pm & 6-10pm) - 608.244.8100
Univ of Illinois, Urbana - Feb 22 (10-2pm) - 217.333.8747
RockQuest, Cincinnati, OH - Feb 23 (11-3pm & 5-9pm) - 513.733.0123
Planet Rock, Ann Arbor, MI - Feb 24 (6-10pm) - 734.827.2680
Hoosier Heights, Bloomington, IN (tentative) - Feb 25
Check: www.warriorsway.com for updates and more locations
Clinic description: The Warrior's Way mental fitness clinics teach how to focus attention during the climbing process, especially when we are most apt to seek escape. By learning how to focus attention we reduce our fears and improve our commitment.
You'll learn to:
Develop self awareness
Improve problem-solving skills
Reduce fear, and more
What you get:
Four hours of training
Espresso Card [a $4 value]
An appropriate relationship with your mind...
Course length: 4 hours
Investment: $79 for non-members, $69 for members
Max number: 8
Content of the clinic: You'll be doing climbing exercises on lead or toprope, depending on the amount of leading experience you have. The exercises will begin on moderately difficult routes, then falling practice, more moderate routes, and finally a challenging climb.
What to expect:
We'll begin by learning how to break a climb into decision points.
Second, we'll learn to notice the type of thoughts we typically have.
Third, we'll practice falling (in small increments and only as much as the student wants).
Fourth, we'll work on improving fluidity and staying centered.
Finally, we learn how to prepare and commit at these decision point.
Equipment Needed: Harness, shoes, belay device, and a helmet (if you have one). The gym will provide lead ropes and sometimes helmets.