Climbing partnerships: How to avoid 4 horsemen of the apocalypse
Every so often during a coaching session it becomes apparent that there is a problem that is lying under the surface.
I often find that because it is not fair to blame ones climbing partner for ones climbing performance, most people that I coach try not to bring it to the surface or even admit it to themselves. And yet throughout the session the topic of their climbing partner will slowly become the elephant in the room as it rears its head subtly in conversation over and over again.
I have written this blog to share some thoughts about climbing and relationships, because truth be told, who you climb with and how you interact with them, can make a massive difference to your wellbeing and climbing performance just as much as it can to theirs.
So how do the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse feature in all of this?
Well lets start at the beginning...