Falling & commitment

a mental training for climbers clinic by Warrior’s Way
with instructor dustin portzline

The Warriors Way teaches how to focus attention under stress, allowing climbers to better deal with doubts and improve commitment. This clinic develops skills by practicing exercises in falling (introduced in small increments), awareness, movement, breathing and resting.

  • Learn to fall

  • Give a cushioned belay

  • Climb through doubt and commit more deliberately

  • Break climb into smaller risk events, develop effective risk-assessment

  • Refine effective resting stances and improve breathing

  • Trust the body, create flow and momentum

next clinic

Thursday, September 19, 2019

$125 RCF Members
$150 Non Members

Max: 6 students per course



We recommend >6 months climbing experience, climbing at 5.8 difficulty level or higher. Top rope or lead belay certification required prior to course. Both lead climbing and top rope exercises will be available.




Dustin Portzline is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and the owner of Advanced Rockcraft, a Gunks based rock and ice climbing guide service based in New Paltz, NY. He’s been a climbing guide in the Gunks since 2010 with an impressive resume of climbs around the U.S. and in far away places like Patagonia in South America.