The Warrior's Way

Mental training is scarcely covered in the climbing literature, yet it is as important to performance as strength, flexibility, and technique. In his unique approach to mental training, Arno Ilgner draws essential elements from the rich “warrior” literature, as well as from sports psychology, and combines these with his extensive climbing experience to create The Rock Warrior’s Way.

Here is a comprehensive program for learning how to focus your mental resources during a challenging climb. It includes step-by-step guidance on motivation analysis, information gathering, risk assessment, mental focus, and deliberate transition into action.

Poor use of attention creates fear, which can manifest itself as anything from performance anxiety to sheer terror. By using attention more purposefully we can understand how fear is created, deal with it effectively, and free ourselves to get back in touch with a far more powerful motivating force: our love of climbing. We can then create the kind of unbending intention that leads to outstanding performance. The Rock Warrior’s Way is a revolutionary program for climbers who want to improve both their performance and their enjoyment of climbing.

Arno started the WW trainer program a few years ago and he trained the Rock-About owner Adam Mitchell to be a trainer in 2014. Adam has been practicing and teaching the Warriors Way since that time and it truly has an effect on your climbing ability once change your focus in climbing. Join us for the WW and change the way you climb today.

Locations

We offer this course at Enchanted Rock, Reimer’s Ranch and the Austin Barton Creek Greenbelt.

Cost

$99 Indoor
$199 One Day per person
$299 Two Days per person

Calendar

Look at our booking page for your next group climbing event. Or, we can have a private class for you any day of the week. Just message us here.

General Information

Gear Included: Helmets, Climbing Shoes, Harnesses, Ropes

Deposit required to confirm class. 48 hour cancellation notice required for refund of deposit Minus a $20 service fee. Rainouts will be called by Rock-About guides the day of the class. If class is canceled, fees will be refunded or held for a rain check.

You can form your own course or join a course on our registration page and calendar.

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As a beginner, I found the experience to be fantastic...I got much more than my money’s worth and highly recommend them.

Ben Butchko

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Cities/Locations Served

Austin
San Antonio
Dallas
Houston
Enchanted Rock
Barton Creek / Green Belt
Reimer's Ranch
New Mexico
Mexico

I wanted to let you know how much Ariel and I enjoyed our rock climbing experience at Enchanted Rock with Chris. I could not have asked for a better instructor for her.

Susan L. Reichenthal
Climber