Thursday, January 6, 2011

Getting Beta Vs Believing Your Own Lying Eyes

A fairly new climber talks about paying attention to streaming beta instead of what was right in front of her face. Which caused her to take a long leader fall.

After my belayer and I chilled out after the adrenaline rush we just got, I watched another girl not in our group redpoint the same climb.  When she got past the fourth bolt she went straight up.  She didn’t go right like I did.  I didn’t even consider doing that.  I didn’t even look! Which means I wasn’t even present or conscious during my climb.  No wonder I fell, I deserved to.”

Read the whole thing here.

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