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