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decked


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do any of you get this tunnell vision toward a route and it's all you think about untill you finally get it?


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oh yeaaaahhh.

I set my own personal goal...until I finish it...or it finishes me. I persevere(?).

Focus...another good word for tunnel vision.
Last week someone told me to walk away from my problem...to come backa little later(break) with new eyes.
It works. But, sometimes I find myself not walking away...I get no where.
T





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Haha, yeah dude. I end up going through the moves in my sleep. I wake up and have revelations as to the sequences that I think will work...

AW


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When I find a supa nasty route it suddenly becomes all I think of, it like engulfs me. I will draw out the problem and make 'lil side notes about the moves, then go home and 'work' out the problem.(I find that mentally working the problem is really effective.)Like I get so involved with the problem... but I swear I'm not crazy!


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 I totally know what chk means, I have beta for all of my past and present projects written down on a piece of paper.


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  Yeah buddy...like Talons said...I dream routes so intensely that my muscles hurt the next morning. After attempting a route the first time and failing I have dreamt a new angle that actually worked a few times .

Breathe Stone
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And its really bad when its a few weeks before you can attempt it again

Eric


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Absolutely, that's a fundamental part of "Flow". It's kind of like runner's high, where everything else fades away and it's just you and the rock - your every sense is tuned only to the route, the moves and the holds.

It's a beautiful thing, and one of the main reasons I climb, I continually seek to get that feeling back.

Mick


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Most people who have responded to this topic think that tunnell vision is a good thing. For myself, I think that controlled tunnell vision is good, but when it begins to control you, it's bad. THere's a delicate balance there that you need to find, and until you find it, you probably won't send the route.


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While falling asleep, I also think about how to do certain moves that I can't master on the rock. I sometimes will set up something simular in the gym so that I can do it later outside. I find though, that if I become too fixated and obsessed with a particular move then climbing in general becomes not as much fun. I think it is good to know when to back off and be patient.

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