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babydevil


Apr 4, 2008, 12:45 AM

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Re: [arnoilgner] Perfectionism
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This seems to be an old thread, but I just saw this tonight and recently experienced my 'perfect' day of climbing, so I wanted to share this. :)
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My 'perfect' day of climbing definitely started with myself realizing that I was climbing well and my stamina was really great that day. However, perfectionism to me is not sending every climb nor is it not having problems with any climbs, in fact, I fell several times on my 'perfect' day.

To me, it is when I am flowing with the rock. It is when I am only semi-actively thinking enough to know how to perform the next move (hand/feet positioning, balance, tension, etc), and not enough to allow external thoughts.

The most important element of my 'perfect' day was my strangely in-tuned awareness of myself. I fell on 2 climbs. On the 1st climb, I fell and despite knowing that the move was within my ability, I was not upset. I was aware of exactly whether it was my inability or my carelessness or simply the situation that resulted in me falling. On the 2nd climb, I fell many times on the same move. Normally I'd get frustrated, but after several attempts I also surprisingly admitted that the move was beyond my limit and/or I could not solve the problem right now since I was starting to repeatedly try the same failing move. Umm...I guess part of this is also letting go of my ego (?)

Now I only wish this happened more often ;)


(This post was edited by babydevil on Apr 4, 2008, 12:51 AM)



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