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Warrior's Way Trad and Mental Camp Overview
A lead climber silhouetted against a deep blue sky in Joshua Tree.
The Trad and Mental Training Camp is designed for aspiring trad leaders who want to learn how to lead trad routes without being paralyzed by the fear of falling. After the weekend you'll climb stronger, smarter, safer, more efficiently, and you'll have the skills you need for leading traditional routes, through the application of the Warriors Way material.
The Warrior's Way process, pioneered by Arno Ilgner, is for managing stress, risk, fear, and for advancing as a climber. One source of stress in rock climbing is trusting your protection when leading. Is that piece bomber or is it going to pop? The Warrior's Way is, in part, a method for assessing risk and making appropriate decisions based on that assessment. Every time we place a piece our attention is diverted to that piece. It's imperative to trust your judgment when it comes to assessing your placements. This course is designed to give you the skills to practice placements, to fall on them and to use the Warrior's Way in your decision making process while climbing trad lines.
Warrior's Way Trad and Mental Camp Course Objectives
A climber staying focused and moving carefully on lead. Josh Wonner
Place and assess trad lead protection.
Build belay anchors.
Lead traditional routes safely and efficiently.
Take practice falls on your gear to develop confidence in your gear placements (with a back-up toprope).
Cracks of all sizes from finger cracks to offwidths.
Assess risks effectively, allowing you to take appropriate risks.
Improve self awareness, rest effectively, make deliberate decisions, improve commitment, increase climbing momentum, and improve problem-solving skills.
Improve safety awareness.
Warrior's Way Trad and Mental Camp Dates and Details
Red Rock 2016
April 4 & 5, 2016
More dates scheduled upon request. Please call for availability.
Joshua Tree 2016
Dates scheduled upon request. Please call for availability.
Cost: $450 for 2 or more climbers; $790 as a private course.
Max Ratio: 4:1 (Climber:Guide)
Capacity : 6 Prerequisites
Able to lead 5.8 sport or top-rope 5.9 with no falls
Climb indoors/outdoors at least 1-2 times per week
At least 6 months of continuous climbing experience within the last year
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