Climbing Psychology: Falling, Fear & Heights
Fear in climbing isn’t just about falling…. it can actually be much broader and diverse in its effect when you really think about it. Sure, we commonly see the “fear of falling” as being one that’s popular and often asked about, but just as relevant to that, is how we deal with heights and exposure. This is especially for sport and trad climbers, not to mention big wall hopefuls! If you then think a little more abstractly, you should definitely consider how you deal with the fear of failing as well. It’s important not to ignore this one as all of you will have to deal with failure at some point, no matter how successful you are!
All of these areas are discussed by Maddy and Tom in today’s Ask Lattice session with relevant experience from their own performance journeys and also what they see in other climbers. If you’re interested in hearing more from Maddy and Tom, they ran an entire webinar (also a cool slide show with it about stories from climbing) on this subject which you can find in our web shop – search Lattice Mind Games if you’re on google!
Also don’t forget that both of them are active within our Lattice 365 membership group (you can ask them pretty much anything within reason!) and with sign up you also get the entire Lattice webinar library included for free.