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   Climbing can be frustrating, stressful and scary. It can be the reason we get out of bed but it can also kick us to the ground. 

    Climbing can be frustrating, stressful and scary. It can be the reason we get out of bed but it can also kick us to the kerb...

Is fear an inhibitor or a tool, an opponent or ally. Most importantly how can we teach fear in climbing and what are might we be doing wrong?

What is fear where does it come from?

Hidden within our brains lies the culprit, roughly the size of two almonds, lies the amygda...

Here's a big issue I have with most people's "training", the lack of a goal, or overly generalised goal. For example "I just want to get better".

The problem here is the lack of specificity and the inability to measure success. We've already defined training as; anythin...

I wanted to define coaching, and then realised to first define coaching we must look at what most people first encounter within climbing.

Understanding the difference is important because although an instructor can be a coach and a coach can be an instructor, there is a...

At its heart climbing is a game of Reaching and Holding the next hold until with overcome the pattern set out before us usually this means reaching the top but not always. It also means the challenges in climbing tend to focus on the holding on or reaching.. it may sou...

There is a lot of different reasons to climb, the social community, fitness or just being in the outdoors to name a few. The problem sometimes is that very few of these reasons match up with most people idea of training.


Often when discussing climbing I'll slip the wor...

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