What’s the Goal? One-Discipline or Multi-Discipline.

Where do you stand on this issue?

I like to feel like a specialist, but I love to be excellent as an all a rounder. Over the years I would like to say that I spent time becoming a specialist, but my purpose was to move toward becoming a big wall climber. I knew that I had to practice my skills for all types of rock and all kinds of movements, be it technical, overhung, slab, crack or off-widths. I think that the biggest area that I have left out over the years was the one that I was always afraid to commit to. Power. I always have been able to get around doing hard moves by using technique or climbing dynamically through the crux. Sometimes you can’t just jump through moves and you have to have the finger strength and raw explosive power for the moves. So for now it’s time to focus on one discipline while I keep my eye on the prize, a great all a rounder.

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