“[Climbing is] a means of experiencing a state of consciousness where there are no distractions or expectations. This intuitive state of being is what allows me to experience moments of true freedom and harmony.” – Lynn Hill

 

April 27th-28th, 2019

Owen’s River Gorge, Bishop, CA

With instructors:

Becca Droz & Josie McKee

As climbers, we train our bodies to be stronger through campus board workouts and core circuits. In Mind Power, we focus on the process of working with our minds and engaging with our strengths and limitations. Sending a climb becomes a byproduct of the process. We provide a toolbox to build awareness in the mind and body and put these tools into practice on the ground, on mock lead, on lead and in the community. We help you create confident flow in your climbing. We practice enjoying the process, understanding our fears and striving for personal improvement, both on and off the wall.

Prerequisites:
  • Human
  • Ability to give a solid top-rope belay
  • Some experience with lead belay preferred
  • A desire to embrace the mental challenges of rock climbing!
Includes:
  • 2 full days of climbing and instruction.
  • One-on-one coaching to develop personalized mental strategies to improve your climbing.

Cost: $375

*Course is subject to cancellation based on meeting a minimum number of participants. Please do not book travel until you receive confirmation.

Josie McKee

Professional Climber | Wilderness EMT | NOLS Rock Instructor | B.A. in Human Development | Yoga Teacher

Josie McKee Climbing with Style

Enlivened by movement, inspired by wild places, and curious to see what’s possible, Josie finds herself continuously drawn to the adventure, challenge and presence of mind that only climbing can provide. As a professional climber with over 20 years of experience, Josie has put up first ascents around the globe, holds big wall and alpine speed records and has done expeditions in the US, Patagonia, Mexico and the Himalaya. She has worked on the elite Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue team (YOSAR), guided around the US and internationally, and currently teaches wilderness medicine and climbing workshops nationwide.

Through climbing and rescue work, Josie has developed an extensive skill set. Along with her knowledge of technical systems, she has learned to thrive under intense mental and physical stress. Josie’s goal as a member of the climbing community is to inspire and educate others to meet their own physical, mental and technical challenges.

 

Becca Droz

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor | Wilderness First Responder | Climbing Wall Association Climbing Wall Instructor | B.A. Outdoor Leadership: Warren Wilson College ‘14

Becca’s enthusiasm for sharing her love of rock climbing is contagious. Her dedication to personal growth and community connection bring a unique and valuable flavor to her technical skills and practice-based climbing courses. Becca has been climbing rocks for over a decade and has developed a well rounded expertise in bouldering, sport climbing, traditional climbing and multi-pitch climbing. Since 2015,  Becca has instructed, guided, and facilitated climbing in groups of all women in gyms, at climbing festivals and locally in Boulder, CO, outside with Women’s Wilderness since 2015.

Becca’s Brief Climbing History:

A friend introduced Becca to bouldering in 2009 when she was a student in Boulder, Colorado. She was sold on climbing through her first climbing trip to Bishop, CA. The camaraderie of the climbing community, camping with friends and spending the day outside balanced between resting and trying hard, facing fears on highball boulders, drew her in. After graduating from Warren Wilson College near Asheville, NC in 2014 with a B.A. in Outdoor Leadership, Becca moved back to Boulder to work at Women’s Wilderness. Mentors and psyched friends/climbing partners have played a big part in Becca’s development as an instructor and climber. Becca is currently in the process of projecting the most difficult multi-pitch she has tried yet, The Moonlight Buttress 5.12d in Zion. She is enjoying the challenging process of projecting a mini-bigwall traditional route and all that comes with it.

For Questions about this course, please contact Josie:

josiemckee@gmail.com