Hello! I have been climbing for a handful of years now. I started leading maybe 3 years ago. I have read RWW and done the recommended practice falls, but I find they ramp up my anxiety rather than helping. My question is this-- are there some people that just are not wired for the sharp-end? I feel like I am constantly fighting fear--especially on lead. I know everyone has some amount of fear-- but mine is debilitating. I won't lead anything if I feel I could fall on it. Do I continue to push myself and try to swallow the self-loathing that comes with my repeated failures at controlling/managing the fear? Do I accept this as a part of who I am and settle for seconding all the time? Any advice is appreciated.
(This post was edited by jedasmith on Dec 7, 2009, 12:36 PM)
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