"Climbing is mostly mental." I've heard it. You've heard it. Maybe you even believe it. Well, if climbing is so mental then why isn't there any training out there to help climbers develop their mental skills? Good question! I've got the answer. The Warrior's Way IS the mental training that a climber needs. Do you have your harness, rack, shoes, chalk, and rope? Don't forget your Warrior's Way training. Having this training is as critical as any hardware you take to the crags. Finally, there is something that can help you deal with fear so you can take risks safely and effectively.
All these climbers have endorsed the Rock Warrior's Way book:
Beth Rodden, Chris Sharma, Chris Warner, Eric Horst, Henry Barber, Jack Tackle, Jeff Lowe, Jim Bridwell, John Gill, John Harlin, John Middendorf, Leo Houlding, Lisa Gnade, Mark Synnott, Mark Wilford, Randy Leavitt, Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou, Matt Samet, Ron Kauk, Scott Milton, Todd Skinner, Tommy Caldwell, and Tony Yaniro.
"When I first climbed with Arno some 20 years ago, I admired his poise on the rock, his boldness on the lead, and his calm in the face of all obstacles. After reading The Rock Warrior's Way, I understand the depth of thinking behind his composure, the inner quiet that frees his mind for pure climbing. He seems to have mastered all the mental demons that hold one back on rock and ice, and this book tells me how to slay them in myself. Now I have a plan: to reread this book and let it transform my climbing from within. Then I'll give it to my partners."
John Harlin III Editor, American Alpine Journal
Arno Ilgner, Desiderata Audio (2006) Compact Disc CD Format, 6 CDs, approximately 6 hours, unabridged, read by the author.