Video by Henna Taylor
The Mad Sensei Trad Camp is designed for the experienced climber dedicated to meeting their performance edge, Madaleine Sorkin and Justen Sjong (see bios) bring you these multi-day Mental Fitness Camps. The instruction on this trad camp focuses on gaining confidence in your redpoint and onsight ability.
Boulder Trad Climbing Camp
Thursday, September 12: 5 PM – 8 PM: Meet & greet; presentation
Friday, September 13: 8 AM – 5 PM: Interactive presentation by Justen, outdoor climbing
Saturday, September 14: 8 AM – 5 PM: Outdoor climbing
Sunday, September 15: 8 AM – 4 PM: Outdoor climbing
Madaleine is an elite big wall free climber inspired to continually engage her next big wall and coach climbers to meet theirs. She has established difficult free climbs from California to Kyrgyzstan, redpointing traditional routes at 5.13+ on 35-pitch routes on El Capitan in Yosemite and the Diamond of Longs Peak, Colorado at 14,000 feet. Looking back at any achievement or failure, Madaleine sees her ability to stay committed to a climb as linked to her ability to attend to her emotional and physical body and select appropriate responses to each arising challenge. Madaleine is a certified Rock Guide through the American Mountain Guides Association. Follow Mad’s adventures at MadaleineSorkin.com.
From establishing the “hardest free big wall” in the world to coaching some of the most successful climbers of their time, Justen Sjong has made his mark in the sport of climbing over the past 25 years of his career. Dubbed ‘The Sensei’ by Climbing Magazine in 2006, Justen continues to help athletes from around the world push their limits. While others seem to approach climbing training with only physical strength in mind, Justen specializes in a holistic approach to seeing performance improvements. From evaluating movement through video analysis and in-person sessions to providing laser-focused training plans that focus on specific skill weaknesses, Justen firmly believes in addressing the entire spectrum of climbing performance: Strength, Mind, and Skill. Justen’s approach isn’t for the faint-hearted. Climbing Sensei coaching programs are geared towards advanced and elite climbers alike looking to realize the impossible in their respective discipline. Learn more about what The Sensei has done and can do for you at ClimbingSensei.com.