Onsight Rock Gym

5335 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 888-9123

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5335 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN, 37921


Onsight Rock Gym is a brand new, world-class indoor rock climbing gym in Knoxville. Featuring over 12,000 sq feet of climbing surface and walls that soar over 50 feet tall, we are Knoxville's largest and tallest rock climbing gym. Onsight offers top rope/lead climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities as well as a wide array of programming for adults and youth. Onsight even has a separate climbing room for private parties and events. We are proud to be a part of Knoxville's community! 

Warrior's Way Clinic

Warrior's Way Falling & Commitment Clinic

Tuesday, April 16 | 6-10 pM | Onsight Rock Gym

$150 for Members | $175 for Non-members


INstructors: Warrior's Way trainer Arno Ilgner + Assistant

Clinic description: This clinic addresses fear of falling and improving commitment. We'll do falling, movement, and resting exercises and apply all learned skills to a challenging route. We'll do this in small increments, creating appropriate progressions for each individual student. You'll leave with a structured method for taking appropriate risks with diminished fear.

Perks: All participants will receive:

  • A free laminated reminder card

  • A reference PDF on all exercises

  • Free follow-up email lessons

  • 20% Discount from WW sponsors BlueWater and Evolv

You’ll learn:

  • To fall safely

  • To give a cushioned belay

  • To distinguish between no- and yes-fall zones

  • How to engage no- and yes-fall zones

  • To break a climb into smaller risk events

  • Better risk assessment

  • How to rest effectively

  • To improve breathing

  • To trust the body

  • To create flow and momentum

  • To commit more deliberately

  • To reduce fear




  • Minimum 6 months climbing experience

  • Climb a minimum of 5.9 in the gym without falling or hanging/taking

  • Being able to lead climb is not required, however, if students want to lead during the clinic they must get lead certified at the gym PRIOR to the clinic date.

Target Student:

  • For climbers who rope climb

  • Some exercises are on top rope; some are on lead

  • Instructor will determine which students can lead based on our risk matrix and whether or not students are lead certified at the gym.

Student goals:

  • Improve commitment

  • Diminish fear of falling

Equipment Needed:

  • Harness, shoes, and belay device

  • A rope

  • A helmet is recommended, if you have one