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AaronCassebeer


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Book Review: Vertical Mind
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I just finished up a review of Vertical Mind, a new mental training book by Don McGrath and Jeff Ellison. This is a direct competitor to the popular, "The Rock Warrior's Way." I think this book can help a lot of climbers out there.

http://theinspiredclimber.com/...iew-vertical-mind-2/

-Aaron Cassebeer


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This was super helpful to me. Thanks for the writeup!


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Hi Aaron and whoever else may stumble upon this topic:

I have now read Rock Warrior's Way and was slightly bothered by how much of it was what I considered to be New Age mumbo jumbo. Perhaps my opinion was colored by Ilgner's appreciation for Castanedas' Don Juan, whom I consider a charlatan invented in a hallucinogenic stupor, not some great spiritual leader. At any rate, Rock Warrior's Way doesn't really do it for me. I am still waiting to read Espresso Lessons, which I am told include more exercises than vague platitudes. I am also reading Maximum Climbing by Eric Horst, who also includes a lot of information on the psychology and neurology at play during climbing, as well as specific exercises and tips that can be used for mental training. Could you compare Vertical Mind to these other two, if you've read or heard anything about either? Thanks.


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