Watch very good climbers climb, and try to figure out little things they do differently.
—Anak Verhoeven, BEL, three-time Lead World Cup gold medalist
Bring snacks! The best-laid plans can quickly be foiled by bonking 30 minutes into a session because all you’ve eaten today was a coffee and a stale Clif Bar you found under your car seat. I love to bring bananas, fruit chews and pretzels with guacamole. If I’m doing more than a four hour session, I’ll also bring cheese and a protein, like tuna salad.
—Maureen Beck, USA, 2014 and 2016 AU-2 (Forearm Amputee) Paraclimbing World Champion
Ever consider climbing with a blindfold?
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Issue 4, Winter 2019-2020