Find out more about being coached directly by Don McGrath. Don can help you reach your climbing goals much more rapidly or help you prepare more effectively for an upcoming climbing trip. If you want to very quickly take your climbing to the next level, you should consider working with Don.
Find out more about Don McGrath's books, which he wrote to help climbers and other athletes reach high levels of performance.
Find out more about Training programs for climbers that Don either created or that he endorses.These programs are guaranteed to help you improve your climbing.
Featured Posts by Don McGrath
Human emotion mind map - emotional doodle graph with various positive and negative emotions.

In a recent post on positive thinking, I explained how a number of studies have shown that fantasizing about happy outcomes in a number of different contexts ranging from weight loss, to finding a job, to surgical outcomes, to dating …


Is Your Ego Your Downfall? The mind is a mysterious yet powerful thing. Yet, unfortunately, it often works against us. In this guest post for Master Rock Climber, I focus on the ego and how it can severely limit you …


I recently read a brief white paper by Gabriele Oettingen who is a professor of psychology at New York University, where she asserts that too much positive thinking is counterproductive. Oettingen feels that there is too much credence given to …

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Beth H. wroteBeth H. wrote
Don put on a well thought out clinic that provided clear goals, methods, and immediate practice. I'm leaving with more confidence and stronger climbing skills.
Craig H. wroteCraig H. wrote
Don has some great tips and wisdom on becoming a stronger and smarter climber.
Marshall M. wroteMarshall M. wrote
I have been going about training to break through my climbing plateau all the wrong way! The techniques Don taught me have totally changed that.
Don L. wroteDon L. wrote
I feel like I have a better understanding of the drills I can use during my warm up climbs to tackle my specific weaknesses. Climbing is so much more mental than I was giving it credit for.
Sasha D. wroteSasha D. wrote
The workshop greatly enhanced my understanding of positioning my feet, executing moves without fear of falling, and how to conserve energy. Don broke these down and explain them to a relatively novice climber like me.
David K. wroteDavid K. wrote
Don's clinic gave me several things to work on to improve my climbing. The clinic format took it from theory to actual practice.
Chris F. wroteChris F. wrote
Reading books is a great option, but it lacks  the power of coaching and immediate feedback. I can't overstate the immediate impact of the coaching I got at the clinic. Thank you Don!
Celina M. wroteCelina M. wrote
The techniques and activities in Don's workshop can benefit any climber at any level. Don has a wealth of knowledge to share. I learned a great deal and plan to incorporate these exercises into my training.
Aaron L wroteAaron L wrote
When starting Don's training program I already had the strength and skill to climb at the level I wanted to climb at.  I was missing the confidence and mental focus to perform at the level I wanted.  I needed this program and the encouragement to set my mind to do the climbs I wanted to do.  This program helped me focus and increased my determination to be successful in my climbing.
Edward L.Edward L.
Before doing Don's Weekend Warrior Training Program, I climbed 5.8 trad and bouldered v5 and after doing the program I found that I climbed everything much more effectively. As a result of doing the Weekend Warrior Training Program, I found that my mental and physical endurance has improved significantly. The Weekend Warrior Training Program helped me pay attention to little details for better all around endurance (rather then power) to stay mentally and physically fresh, which improved my climbing significantly.