FEAR OF FALLING
Climbing is one of the most fascinating, and yet most challenging sports – not least on a mental level. How far we can climb, whether we reach our goals or not, is often decided in our head. The biggest mental challenge – whether for a beginner, hobby climber or professional – surely is the fear of falling.
To be afraid of falling is a human primal instinct. Many people are naturally better at dealing with it, others have been mentally training to deal with for many years. Falling therefore wants to be learned.
Without ever falling into the rope, it will be difficult to overcome this fear of falling. However, there are many sports psychological tips and exercises that can help you overcome your own barriers, and thus, your fear of falling. These exercises can be directly applied and practiced on the climbing wall.
We regularly offer fall anxiety training in group settings. You are also welcome to book one-to-one lessons.
If you want to practice for yourself, feel free to pick up our Mental Training Diary for Fear of Falling, elaborate the different strategies, and then, use them on the climbing wall. Here is the link.
Stay tuned for upcoming Fear of Falling courses and other events here.