Warrior’s Way Falling & Commitment Clinic


Inner Peaks South End

April 20 5pm-10pm & April 21 5pm-10pm

Price: $125- members/ $150 – nonmembers

All participants will receive: A free laminated reminder card, a reference pdf on all exercises, free follow-up email lessons.

Instructor: Warrior’s Way trainer Arno Ilgner and assistant

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 will 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 Students


  • Minimum 6 months of climbing experience
  • Climb a minimum of 5.9 in the gym without falling or hanging
  • Being able to lead climb is not required, however if students wat to lead during the clinic they MUST be lead certified or get lead certified at Inner Peaks PRIOR to the clinic date.


  • For climbers who rope climb
  • Some exercises are on toprope and some are on lead
  • Instructor will determine which students can lead based on our risk matrix and whether or not students are lead certified at the gym

Student Goals are to improve commitment and diminish the fear of falling

Equipment Needed:

  • Harness, shoes, and belay device
  • A rope
  • A helmet is recommended, but not required