Falling is as integral to climbing as climbing itself, yet it creates fear that you must address correctly—and you must learn proper falling technique in order to fall safely.
When we practice falling, we’re practicing a physical skill, but we’re also addressing fear and how the mind uses attention, which are mental-training issues.
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This lesson builds on everything you've learned by outlining components for building your falling skill incrementally.
You may do everything right and still injure yourself. Climbing and falling are like that. But, you can mitigate this possibility by being skeptical of the mind—your mind.
Falling isn’t something you can decide not to do, it’s one consequence of your choice to climb. Embrace it responsibly.
I wanted the send as much as my son. Invested emotionally in his success and full of doubt about my own belaying ability, could I be the partner he needed on his hardest route?
Honoring Our Warrior Spirit: A Rock-Climbing and Mental-Training Program for Combat Veterans and Their Families
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Develop a ritual to ground you in the moment