How mental scripting works and how it affects our climbing


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Sport climber
Fort Collins
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 14, 2013 - 01:31pm PT
I thought I'd share this article about how mental scripts are formed and why they matter in our rock climbing performance.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
Really cool, thanks for posting!!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 14, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Very interesting. This explains why rock climbers move their arms around to depict the moves when they try to describe a route to someone else. They're just replaying the script!

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Very interesting, as it applies not only to climbing, but to so many other activities that I do with rather little conscious thought, such as playing the piano.

One thing is quite clear to me now, though. My golf swing must not be scripted, since I can never predict where the ball will end up!

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