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Warriors Way Mental Fitness Espresso Clinic - Triangle Rock Club
Submitted By: arno on Oct 16, 2009

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Scheduled on Nov 9, 2009

The Warrior's Way® teaches how to focus attention during the climbing process, especially when you’re full of doubt and under stress. By focusing this way you improve your commitment and climb more deliberately.
When and Where:
Monday, November 9th 6-10pm (climbing team only)
Tuesday, November 10th 6-10pm (open to everyone)
Triangle Rock Club
$59 for climbing team members
$69 for gym members
$79 for non-members
Max number: 8 / clinic
LIMITED OPPORTUNITY: This is the only time this year to take advantage of this training.
You’ll learn to:
• Become aware of your mind’s limiting tendencies
• Use your mind’s intelligence to do effective risk-assessment
• Distinguish between no-fall and yes-fall zones
• Make appropriate risk decisions
• Practice falling in small increments
• Give a cushioned belay
• Engage your body to develop flow and momentum
• Deal with climbing stress
• Improve problem-solving skills
• Reduce fear, and more
Content of the class
• General: We’ll do movement exercises on moderate toprope/lead routes, some falling practice, and finish with a challenging route (lead or slack toprope) to apply what we’ve learned.
• First, we’ll develop awareness of our mental chatter.
• Next, we’ll do movement exercises to create flow and momentum.
• Next, we’ll practice falling.
• Next, we’ll learn how to assess risks effectively.
• Finally, we’ll apply everything we’ve learned: doing effective preparation, making appropriate risk decisions, and taking effective action.
Prerequisites for clinic:
• It’s helpful if you’ve read the The Rock Warrior’s Way or Espresso Lessons, but it isn’t absolutely necessary. You can email Arno ( for a pdf handout to become familiar with the Warrior’s Way® material.
• The clinic seems to be best for those who have hit a plateau, experience frustration, fear, loss of motivation, or other mental fitness issues.
• You DO need to know the fundamentals of knots, belaying, and basic climbing skills.
• You DO NOT need to be able to lead to take the clinic.
Equipment Needed:
• Harness, shoes, belay device, and a helmet (if you want to wear one). The gym usually provides lead ropes and sometimes helmets.

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