Warrior’s Way Camps

Location Red Rock

Season Summer

Difficulty Moderate

Duration 2 Days


As climbers, many of us equate our success on the rock with physical strength.  But what about the mental side?  There is no campus board for your mind, is there?  Welcome to Warrior’s Way.  These camps are specifically targeted towards helping climbers develop better mental focus, manage risk, build confidence and face fear. More importantly however, they will help you to develop trust in our gear and climbing ability. Ohh! and you will have fun too!!!

Season Summer

Minimum Age 18

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This course is specifically targeted toward developing better mental focus for leading trad routes. To accomplish this, we need to develop trust in our gear and jamming ability. We’ll develop this trust by falling on gear, moving continuously when jamming, quick and precise gear placement and improving mental focus through application of the Warrior’s Way. You’ll leave knowing how to take appropriate risks on trad routes with improved mental focus.

What you will learn in these two days:

  • To place and assess trad protection
  • Trad jamming skills
  • Trusting trad gear by falling on it
  • Assessing risks effectively, allowing you to take appropriate risks
  • Improve commitment and mental focus
  • Improve safety awareness

What we won’t be covering:

  • Equalizing anchors
  • Multi-pitch transitions
  • Other basic trad skills


  • Able to lead 5.8 sport, or top-rope 5.9 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
  • Some experience following or leading trad routes

This camp 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.

You’ll 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


  • 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 experience PRIOR to the clinic date. A great way to do this is to go through the lead certification process at their local gym.

Suggested Preparation:
Read Espresso Lessons with emphasis on Preparation and Action Chapters, and the exercises in the Appendix for these chapters.

$395 pp/ for the two days.


Please note this class has a maximum of 4 participants

Both camps will be held on:

March 19th & 20th, 2016

April 23rd & 24th, 2016

Our Red Rock office is located at 8221 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 102, inside Desert Rock Sports. Las Vegas Airport is the closest and cheapest airport we recommend to clients. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call our Las Vegas office at 702-254-0885 or email Redrock@jhmg.com.


Red Rocks’ climate is typical of the Mojave Desert, in which it is located, marked with hot summers, mild winters, abundant sunshine year-round, and very little rainfall. Highs in the 90s are common in the months of May, June, and September and temperatures normally exceed 100°F for several days in the months of July and August, but there is very low humidity, making the temps not feel quite so hot. The hottest temperature ever recorded is 117°F set twice, on July 19, 2005 at McCarran International Airport and July 24, 1942 at present-day Nellis Air Force Base.

Showers occur less frequently in the Spring or Autumn. July through September, the Mexican Monsoon often brings enough moisture from the Gulf of California across Mexico and into the southwest to cause afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Although winter snow is usually visible from December to May on the mountains surrounding Las Vegas, it rarely snows in the city itself.Winters are cool and windy, with the majority of annual 4.5 in of rainfall coming from January to March. Winter daytime highs are normally around 60°F and winter nighttime lows are usually around 40°F. The coldest temperature ever recorded is 8°F set on January 25, 1937 at present-day Nellis Air Force Base.

  • Sticky Rubber Approach Shoes, running shoes or hiking shoes: Guide Pick: Salewa Wildfire Pro GTX
  • Technical Rock Shoes
  • Socks: 2 pair – preferably wool
Upper Layers
  • Synthetic T-shirt – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Wicked Light T (light in color)
  • Fleece or lightweight down sweater – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Microchill Fleece
  • Lightweight Wind Shell – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Jacket
  • Rain Jacket: waterproof/breathable with hood. Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket
Bottom Layers
  • Synthetic Climbing Pant – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Midweight Active Pant
  • 30-40 Liter – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30
  • Sun Hat – Baseball of full brimmed
  • Water – Water bottles or hydration bladder
    • (May-Sept) Minimum 3 Liters
    • (Nov-April) Minimum 2 Liters
  • Food: Energy Bars, fruit, sandwiches, trail mix. Bring Enough!
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen/ Lip balm
  • Bandana
  • Headlamp (For long routes)
  • Warm Weather – (May-Sept) The sun is intense and hydration is vital!.  Hydrate the night before your climb/ hike.  Consider freezing your water bottles or putting ice in them.  Light colored  and loose fitting clothes will help keep you cool.
  • Cold Weather – (Nov-April) Bring gloves and a warm hat that will fit under your helmet. Bring extra layers like long underwear and a heavier winter jacket to keep warm when the sun ducks behind clouds of dips below the canyon walls.

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides supplies all the rock climbing gear, harnesses, helmets, locking carabiners & belay/rappel devices. However, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Please contact our office for gear questions.  Rock shoes can be rented at JHMG.

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    — Mike Belu
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