Mental training to overcome the fear of falling involves practice. Practice the mental script, practice good habits, practice falling! Below I have put together some games to help practice! Anything (including training!) becomes more fun if it is called a game! On a side note, can anyone guess how my mom got me to clean … More Games to Help Overcome the Fear of Falling
As comforting as it is to be clipped right at the bolt, the minutes before that happens can be very alarming. It becomes alarming if you let yourself realize that you are the furthest you will be from your previous protection. Once that can of thought is open, the next alarming thought is about how … More Keep Control of Your Life. Stop Dog Boning
Fear of Falling: Now Breathe and Do It I clip into my protection. Straighten my arm on the wall and shake out my other arm as I load it with chalk. Switching sides I do it for the other arm. I take a deep breath and calculate my next move, and the move after that. … More Now Breathe and Do It
Gear Review: Firefly “This climb could be fun, but what if I can’t finish it? I better get on this easier climb so I am not worried about losing gear.” -Said no sport climber ever, as of now! Like a lot of new leaders I have experienced that beast that is the fear of falling. … More Gear Review: The Firefly
It’s outdoor season! After a long, cold and wet winter, the rocks are finally drying and the sun is warm. Climbing outdoors opens some extra variables. I can’t say we can narrow out all dangers of outdoor climbing. All I am saying is that a few minutes and some extra attention is all it takes … More Be A Safer Climber In Just 3 Minutes and 15 Seconds.
There comes a point in every climber’s life when climbing becomes too fun. In order to combat how fun the sport is climbing engineers developed the aggressive shoe. What is the aggressive shoe? Some might describe it as a torture device created to make sure that toenails are properly clipped. Others describe them as a … More Why get a passive shoe, when you could get an aggressive shoe?
Lacking or maintaining flexibility while working the upper body? Getting more tight from training? Look no further! Except to look further down this page! 😉 Recently, I released a training article on exercises to improve climbing with no equipment. After using my own exercises I realize that there is a need for a follow up! … More Improve Climbing: Stretch that Upper Body
Just last year I stumbled on the best local climb. A friend actually showed me! Since then I have been there 3 times alone, because it is that much fun. All winter I have been dreaming of getting back on it!! Why is it so amazing? Let me tell you!! It Feels Good Have you … More The Best Local Climb: Green Monster
What is a climber to do in the winter?! Our beautiful, wonderful, rocks are covered with ice and snow!! Our gyms get overrun with climbers, rowdy children, and everyone else looking for something to do in cold. Are you in love with the great outdoors? Do you find yourself getting antsy and depressed being cooped … More Beginner’s Guide to Ice Climbing
There are many benefits of climbing, according to the climber. 😉 By sheer persistence alone, the average climber develops lots of muscles. While persistence is good, a faster way to get better at climbing to exercise at home! This leads to a lot of questions that I am hoping to address in this post! This … More 5 Exercises to Improve Climbing (No equipment required!)