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treyr


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what do you do while I climbing? Sing think of something?
For instance I sing that was a crazy game a poker while thinking about the top. Anybody else do something while they climb?

TROB


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I have no idea what I'm doing while you are climbing...

Usually while I'm climbing I consentrate on the moves, I'm pretty sure that is what most people do too. Sometimes, when the "going gets dark" I am consentrating on the batteries in my headlamp, just praying they don't go dead.



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There is gotta be something!!!!!!

Trob


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I have to agree with andy...

Excerpt from a climb:

"Left hand, right foot, hold that edge..., right hand crimp, damn that's sharp, right foot stand, high with left foot, match hands on that sharp thing, high step on left, I hate small edges,..."

Yea, I think about the moves. If I think about anything else, it would be falling. I have a reeeaaall bad fear of falling. Heights are ok. I just don't like the falling part. Even the landing is better than the part while I'm in the air.


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I study the rock then imagine my moves then work them to see if they work. Nothing else matters. Just me and the rock.


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When I climb it's all about the holds I'm going for next, and how to get them. When I get done, I usually can't remember anything about how I moved, or what holds I used. It's kinda wierd.


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Before I climb, I like to study the route bottom to top for every hold and imagine myself flashing it. While I'm climbing I empty my mind and only think of my next move, try to focus on my feet. I also like to pretend I'm Chris Sharma onsighting a 14c route even though it's only a 10c. That's gets me pretty psyched.


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when my leg starts shaking, you know the Elvisleg, I start to sing Viva Las Vegas and kinda chuckle (sp?) to myself while everything thinks I'm crazy. Other than that I genrally don't think too much. I find if I think too much my brain starts to hurt and I pshyc myself out. I try to stay relaxed and try to have fun (I can't have fun when I'm serrious).

-Zac


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some times i think of songs or movies and look down to the bottom to look for a chick or 2


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mumble grumble and talk to myself all the way up the rout. sometimes I wish I could duck tape my own mouth!


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Usually pant heavily because hauling my fat, out-of-shape but up even 30 feet of rock is a feat in itself.


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When climbing easy stuff, Singing mahna mahna by the muppets and hope that the belayer responds...
Climbing hard stuff? Gritted teeth, silence, loud breathing (only when I remember to breath) deep concentration.
Shaking out on a jug: "i need to stop ________" (insert smoking/drinking/watching tv)
Cruxing? "tssssssschhhhaaaa", "shit" and "grunt" and "pant".
I don't believe it but I've been told I make women's sex noises when I'm REALLY sketching out...


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I don't think, that is why I am climbing, to not have to think about all the BS I have to deal with every day. I climb to get away from stupidity and mindless questions like "What are you thinking...?"


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Pedrolius wrote:
When climbing easy stuff, Singing mahna mahna by the muppets and hope that the belayer responds...
Climbing hard stuff? Gritted teeth, silence, loud breathing (only when I remember to breath) deep concentration.
Shaking out on a jug: "i need to stop ________" (insert smoking/drinking/watching tv)
Cruxing? "tssssssschhhhaaaa", "shit" and "grunt" and "pant".
I don't believe it but I've been told I make women's sex noises when I'm REALLY sketching out...
I'm sure the OP has been waiting anxiously the past 11 years for this reply.


skelldify


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He's probably been thinking about it while climbing.


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Humping, of course.

24/7.


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I concentrate on the moves most of the time. If its a particularly hard route, I breath and grunt a lot. Sometimes I sing as well.


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