Description: This clinic addresses the fear of falling and helps you to improve commitment. We’ll practice 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.
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
Pre-requisites: Minimum 6 months climbing experience.Climb a minimum of 5.9 in the gym without falling. Being able to lead climb is not required, however, if students want to lead during the clinic they must get lead certified at the gym PRIOR to the clinic date.
Suggested Preparation: Read Espresso Lessons with emphasis on Preparation and Action Chapters, and the exercises in the Appendix for these chapters. We carry these in our retail shop here at Climb Nashville.
Equipment: Bring usual climbing equipment plus rope and draws (if you have these). A helmet is also required.
$99 gym members / $119 non-gym members
Space limited to 6.