Clinic Title: Warriors Way Falling/Commitment Clinic
This clinic addresses fear of falling and improving commitment. We'll do falling, movement, and resting exercises and apply all learned skills to a challenging route. We'll do this in small increments creating appropriate progressions for each individual student. You'll leave with a structured method for taking appropriate risks with diminished fear.
To fall safely
To give a cushioned belay
To distinguish between no- and yes-fall zones
How to engage no- and yes-fall zones
To break a climb into smaller risk events
Better risk assessment
How to rest effectively
To improve breathing
To trust the body
To create flow and momentum
To commit more deliberately
To reduce fear
Prerequisites: Climbers who have been climbing at least 6 months consistently, and know their knots, basic belaying, and movement skills. Students should be able to climb a minimum of 5.8 in the gym. Being able to lead climb is not required.
Medium: For climbers who rope climb. Most exercises are on toprope. The instructor will determine which students can lead based on our risk matrix and if you are lead certified at the gym.
Student goals: Desire to improve commitment, lead, or overcome fear of falling.
Harness, shoes, belay device, and a helmet and rope (if you have one).
Where: Petra Cliffs Climbing Center, Burlington, VT
When: Tuesday & Wednesday, July 26 & 27, 6-10pm
How to register: Contact Petra Cliffs (866-65-PETRA / 802-657-3872)
Max 6 students
Instructor: Warrior's Way Trainer Jon Richard
Click here to view falling exercise similar to what we practice in the clinic: Falling Video