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The Inside Scoop - Riley Joyce

 
The Inside Scoop - Riley Joyce
 
March 31, 2012 - 
 

As I look at a route I am about to try. I think that I can do this, and try to feel confident in myself. This usually includes me looking at every hold and physically moving my arms in the position I will grab the hold. Next I will try to find every taped hold I see to make sure I am not missing any moves. Next I will chalk up and say to myself that I can do this. Then finally hop on the route!

There is always mistakes that can be made but after your first attempt it is always a great idea to go over the movements. And think what else you could try. Usually when you fall it is because you did the wrong beta therefore-- it might be a good idea to try a different way.

When I try a route more then 4 times I ask myself if I am still physiqued about the route or not. This is very important to ask yourself because if you are not physiqued about the route then its not worth your energy. 

 

 
Photo credit: Bob Lockhart
 

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