Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What Do Great Climbers Have In Common

Dale K Sood took a survey to find out if there were any common traits in really good climbers. Here’s what he did:


“Determined to discover if this was the case, I created an survey and sent it to every friend,  and every friend of a friend - thank you, Facebook. The only criteria for filling out the  survey was that you had to reliably onsight 13a/b. I interviewed top climbers from eight countries, both male and female, ranging in age from 15 to 46 years.”

Here are the 5 principles he discovered. Details at the link.

Principle #1 - Easy as ABC “Always be climbing”

Principle #2 - Know thy self, know thy enemy

Principle #3 - Seeing is believing

Principle #4 - It’s not what you know, but who you know

Principle #5 – A (wo)man’s reach should exceed his grasp

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