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Learn how to fall, and you will enjoy climbing even more than before!

Fear of falling

Remember that regardless of whether you are toproping, lead climbing or bouldering, the basic psychology for dealing with the fear of falling is the same. Exposure is one of the most effective methods, but mental imaging and positive self-talk can also really help. All 3 methods are described below in the context of climbing.

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Information for gyms

Bouldering is a relatively young sport, but it's growing rapidly. As more and more people are joining bouldering gyms, so too are the amount of injuries from bouldering. Even though it's a relatively safe sport, there's a lot of things bouldering gyms could be doing to further increase the safety of the sport and reduce the amount of injuries.

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