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jboulderct


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i sometimes have problems comitting to hard moves. i know it's a matter of confidence or whatever but i still do it. Any ideas on how to conquer this. :?:


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Bouldering or climbing?

I made a resolution to lead at least three routes everytime I go to the gym about three months ago. Other than improved footwork, I find this has changed my aversion to committing to moves, even if I am above my last clip. After you take a few falls your mind will get used to the fact that you are not going to die. Committing still makes me a little nervous, but this oddly matter of fact voice in my head says to hell with it, do it and see what happens. I would say lead as much as you can.


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And if your talking about routes, and not bouldering, practice falling.

After all, isn't the fear of falling the only reason you don't commit to the move to begin with?


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Firstly, ask yourself WHY you want to commit to hard moves. Make sure you do want to =).

Secondly, look at what you're thinking / feeling when you are not committing to the move (also look at it when you are committing, and what is different).

Thirdly have a critical look at what could happen if you do commit and you do the move, or if you don't do the move - what do you feel about what could happen?


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Continually put yourself in progressively more uncomfortable situations until those situations are no longer uncomfortable.


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Hi jboulderct,
Folks have made some suggestions that can help you. Fear of falling is one very big distraction. You can also be fearful of the exertion that comes with committing fully. One last reason commitment drops is if you aren't motivated. You may have an unconscious thought process going on that goes something like this: "Well, I can probably make one or two more moves but I won't get all the way to the top...so why bother." If this is the case then you are too end result oriented (the top). Find a way to refocus on what you need to do to exert effort in the climbing process.
arno


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mostly bouldering.....not so much sport climbing. I always climb with a pad and i'm not really scared of falling. i don't know what it is. thanks for your help so far everyone.


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Stop thinking so much.


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the simplest answer is usually the right one. :lol: thanks guys!!


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