Plenty of climbers cross-train with cardio or by pumping iron. But don’t forget the most powerful muscle in the whole body…your MIND.

Falling & Commitment Clinics, coming to Planet Granite in November, teach climbers to fall safely, to assess risks more effectively, and to commit more deliberately.

The clinics by Jeff Lodas will teach climbers The Warrior’s Way, a framework based on the impeccable use of attention that is derived by Arno Ilgner from his study of climbing and the writings of Carlos Castaneda.

“The Warrior’s Way is an invaluable guide for anyone sincerely looking to have a breakthrough in their approach to climbing.” —Chris Sharma

Lodas’s Warrior’s Way clinics are now available in up to 6-hour sessions, so that participants have more time for advanced skills and individual coaching.  Click here to book the sessions listed below.

Planet Granite San Francisco

Friday Nov. 13, 6-10 p.m., $99

Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $129

Planet Granite Sunnyvale

Sunday Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $129

Monday Nov. 16, 6-10 p.m., $99




If the Planet Granite clinics are full, there are more chances to work with Jeff Lodas outdoors ($185/day average price):

Trad Climbing:

Joshua Tree, Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12-13

Vantage, Oct. 17-18

Sport Climbing:

Bishop, Nov. 21-22

Smith Rock, Oct. 4-5