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For Those Who Refuse To Work The Moves... Do You Know Where Your Limits Lie?

For Those Who Refuse To Work The Moves... Do You Know Where Your Limits Lie?

here is still something so satisfying about doing a hard route first try with no prior knowledge, testing all of your skills on the fly, requiring you to pull tricks out of your bag at a moments notice.  However, there is something about redpointing that goes much deeper.

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Big Gains Come In Small Packages.

Big Gains Come In Small Packages.

I watch several climbers quickly giving up on moves they can't yet comprehend. They instantly release a familiar barrage of excuses...  If you're that person, I have a gift for you.  Hell, even if you aren't, you can share in this little gem. It often comes in a very small package.  We call it success.

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The End Draws Near, and a New Beginning Is Upon Us: Goals and Lessons Learned.

The End Draws Near, and a New Beginning Is Upon Us:  Goals and Lessons Learned.

At the beginning of every cycle I set new goals.  I put them down on paper, and post them front and center on my refrigerator so I'll remember those goals everytime I reach for the vanilla bean ice cream.   I aim high, so inevitably, my goals are never completely met, and will have to carry over to the next season.  This isn't an accident.  It's by aiming for harder to hit targets that we learn the little lessons we need to improve ourselves. 

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