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Warriors Way Falling/Commitment Clinic - Upper Limits, Bloomington
Submitted By: arno on Jun 30, 2011

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Scheduled on Jul 30, 2011

Clinic Title: Warrior’s 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.
You’ll learn:
• 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
Target student
• 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.
Equipment Needed:
• Harness, shoes, belay device, and a helmet and rope (if you have one).
Where: Upper Limits, Bloomington, IL
When: Saturday, July 30, 10am - 2pm
How to register: Contact Upper Limits (309-829-8255)
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

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