/ fear of falling while bouldering
On the other hand, I find I'm really cool with pulling weird moves in bouldering, but my confidence in extreme moves, run out on a rope, needs work.
Fair enough, sometimes you just don't want to fall off boulders if they're that high, but I find I might actually practice falling down onto the pad, full force if I need to, get the spook out of my head. Falling on my back on overhanging ground is sometimes a bit unnatural feeling, so I might practice that.
Since when do you use a pad Kev? :)
The worst of it is, I strongly suspect that the main fear is of looking a prat by falling heavily, rather than of injury. So I guess I'd better just get it over with in a bit of practice. I haven't had the nerve to try it.
If you don't reckon you are going to get hurt, don't worry... If you think you might get hurt, then practice falling off of every move of the problem until you feel safe.
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