Falling & Commitment Clinic/Camp:

• 4-Hour clinic when taught in climbing gyms
• 1 to 2-day in-depth camp when taught at outdoor crags
• See Upcoming Clinics for dates and availability.

WATCH VIDEOS OF EXERCISES WE DO IN THE FALLING/COMMITMENT TRAINING

Description: This training, done on bolted sport routes, or in the gym, addresses falling directly to help improve commitment. We do progressive falling practice, followed by movement, breathing, resting, and body/mind awareness exercises. Finally, students apply everything to a goal route. Students leave understanding how to take appropriate risks and how to commit to those risks.

You’ll learn how to:
• Fall safely
• Give a dynamic (cushioned) belay
• Break a climb into smaller risk events
• Assess risks effectively
• Distinguish between no- and yes-fall zones
• Engage no- and yes-fall zones appropriately
• Make appropriate risk decisions
• Improve body and mind awareness
• Rest effectively
• Improve breathing
• Create flow and momentum
• Deal with climbing stress
• Commit more deliberately
• Reduce fear, and more

Pre-requisites:
• Able to toprope 5.8 in a gym 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
• In most gyms, in order to lead climb in the class, you must be lead certified prior to the start of the clinic.