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Neely Quinn interviews pro rock climbers, climbing trainers, and other insightful members of the climbing community about how we can get a little better at rock climbing. Subjects include how to train for certain aspects of the sport, how to rehab injuries, the best diet for climbing, and personal stories about climbing.

Feb 23, 2022

Matt Pincus and Alex Stiger are both experienced climbing coaches who will work with you from anywhere in the world to help you create and reach your climbing goals. They can either consult with you on making your own program or they will create a detailed program for you based on your lifestyle and equipment availability.


Goal Setting in Climbing

In the episode, I sit down with Coaches Matt Pincus and Alex Stiger to discuss how we approach goal setting for ourselves and for our clients. Goal setting can be overwhelming and it’s easy to get lost in the details while overlooking the big picture (and vice versa).

We go over our personal goal setting strategies, how fear of failing can affect people in their goal-setting, things to consider when you’re setting goals for a climbing trip, and how to stay grounded in our OWN goals without comparing ourselves too much with the person who’s warming up on our project.


Episode Details

  • What we’ve all been focusing on in our lives lately
  • How we all approach goal setting for ourselves
  • How fear of failing can affect goal setting, and what to do about it
  • Removing the pressure of time from goals
  • The question Alex always asks her clients after they tell her their goal
  • Whether or not you have to have a goal
  • Whether or not you need to have a solid pyramid before progressing to the next grade
  • Trip goal-setting examples
  • Alex’s tips to stay grounded when she starts comparing herself to others
  • Having goals for each session, and the importance of fall-back goals

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