How is climbing different from other sports?


Monday, 21 September

Debate/Jens: Why do very few of the best rock climbers follow a strict training programme? Would they actually improve if they would periodize their training as other athletes? As climbing is mentally unique, See below, it might be as good with or without periodization? 1. Climbers "try to perform" continuously several times a day, the key is inspiration. Other athletes competes seldom, but train in a structured way for a given date, time and place. 2. Climbing is unique as we often stand still and rest which creates thinking/anxiety. A normal answer for other sportsmen are, "as soon as the game started my anxiety disappeared". 3. Fear of heights and falling is often involved in climbing.

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Tuesday, 19 January

Add crags to the database

We can now manually add new crags to the data base. Just make a comment and the data base will be improved and you can automatically create Tick Lists and add crag info etc.


Monday, 12 October

Systematic Devaluing ethics

Debate/Jens: In trad climbing you are not allowed to have the gear or quickdraws in place and it was also like this in the beginning of the sport climbing era. Some ten years ago, you still had to place the draws if you were going to claim an onsight. The devaluation of ethics have continued and now…


Wednesday, 18 May

No correlation between semi and final results for Top-4 in Boulder WCs

During the Bouldering World Championship in 2007, Daniel Dulac won the semifinal by flashing all four problems but in the final he did not do a single Boulder even if each of the other five finalists did three problems on average. Daniel said that it was extremely frustrating to hear the spectators …