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Warrior's Way Trad Climbing Clinic

The Warrior's Way Trad Climbing Clinic

The Warrior's Way Trad Climbing Clinic, coached by Lor Sabourin and Sevve Stember

Falling & Commitment

During this two day course, you’ll develop better mental focus for leading trad rock climbing routes. You’ll also learn to trust your trad gear placements while improving your crack climbing techniques.

We work with you to develop this trust by:

●  Falling on gear in progressive stages to develop comfort and experience

●  Teaching you to move continuously and smoothly over trad terrain

●  Efficiently choosing and placing gear to avoid wasting energy

●  Improve your overall mental focus through application of The Warrior’s Way mental training process.

You will finish this trad mental training course comfortable with cam and nut gear placement, styles of movement when climbing cracks, and improved mental skills to use on trad climbs.

"On Father Time (5.13.b trad, 2000 ft, 20 pitches, Grade VI, Yosemite), in these moments of hesitation, I remembered what Arno taught me. In moments of rest, allow the mind to analyze and plan. But in the moment of climbing, turn the mind off and execute. Don’t say ‘Take!!’ "

-Nina Williams, pro-climber & North Face athlete

Learn How To:

  • Assess various types of active and passive trad protection
  • Learn how fall forces, angles of impact, and kilonewton (Kn) ratings work in order to develop a deeper understanding (and trust) of how protection holds (or not) during falls
  • Improve your jamming skills (fingers, hands, fists, and in-between sizes)
  • Evaluate terrain factors on your gear placements, such as how corners, traverses, and roofs impact them
  • Assess risks effectively
  • When to place gear and when not to
  • Deciding what gear to use
  • Yes fall zones vs. no fall zones
  • Improve commitment and mental focus to make hard moves and stay calm during run-out sections
  • Increase and elevate safety awareness

What We Won’t Cover:

●  Equalizing anchors

●  Multi-pitch transitions

●  Other basic trad skills


●  Able to lead 5.8, or top-rope 5.9 with no falls

●  Climb indoors/outdoors at least 1-2 times per week

●  At least 9 months of continuous climbing experience within the last year

●  Some experience leading trad routes

●  Understand the basics of how traditional protection works and is placed

This two-day course is available May 1st to 2nd.

Dates: May 1st - 2nd
Cost = $450

 Scroll the calendar below to the correct weekend, and add one of the dates to the cart to sign-up for the 2-day course.