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Zak2k12
Dec 23, 2008

"I looked back once to the empty place where my dream had come true. Such is the stuff."

Rime posted:

Yeah I'm going out this weekend to fall as many times as my hips can bear it. All I can do, really. Just really shocked I got so mindwhacked.

I never had a fear of heights of falling, but when I do take a couple of big whippers in a row it kind of wears on me. A few weeks ago I took two consecutive 20 foot falls while climbing my max grade, and both times I fell and swung to the side, hitting my back or my ankle when I made contact with the wall. No permanent damage, but it wasn't fun either. It made me not want to fall anymore, at all. I have taken more falls since then, but none as harsh. I guess my point is that I'd rather rebuild my confidence by climbing easier things than by falling more. On some routes, you're going to hurt yourself if you fall, there's really no avoiding it. The fear of falling by itself is a bad thing, but accepting you are going to fall and could possibly get hurt is a more complicated issue.

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