Ask Lattice Webinars – Trad Climbing Mind Games and More (18th June – 8-9:30pm BST)
In this webinar and slide presentation Maddy Cope and Tom Randall will be taking you on a journey of exploration around the mental side of trad climbing. With 35 years of combined trad and big wall experience, they will be sharing their expertise and educating you on what methods they’ve used to climb their hardest. Both Maddy and Tom have climbed on multiple routes on natural gear up 5.14 (E9) and both freed various routes on El Capitan. Their approach to the mental games around this type of climbing is both varied and methodical and unpins a lot of the coaching work they do with their own clients.
As this is a less “physical-training based” form of webinar, there is an additional change to the format to aid learning points and further inspire your own goals. Firstly, they will both present a mini-slide show to provide project-specific context which will include loads of inspiring photos as well! This will then be followed by a brief interview between Maddy and Tom, which will perfectly lead into a live Q&A session with the audience where they will be able to pick apart the methods and techniques discussed. All of this will be covered in 2 main topics.
Topic 1: Projects, mental expectations & failure
Topic 2: Fear of falling, danger and overwhelming pressure
The webinar will last 90 minutes with lots of time for live question and answer throughout the session so you can get involved. After each webinar, you will be sent a link to the recording of the webinar along with a resource sheet detailing the topics covered
photo credit: Johnny Baker