Creating New Ideas
This initial phase is characterized by lots of energy. There is excitement, enthusiasm, and deep interest. This is the time to think in possibilities, not limit yourself by what you think you can accomplish, time constraints, or present ability.
To create new ideas you need to feed your creativity. Do this by going to presentations and reading books. Go to film festival, like the Reel Rock tour or Banff Mountain Film festival, which tour regularly. You’ll probably run into old friends, talk about old climbs you did and make plans to go climbing.
What climbing books have you read recently? I just bought The Stone Masters, which records the colorful characters of Yosemite in the 1970s. Characters like wild-eyed Yabo, John Yablonski, known for his boldness and nail-biting solos. Or the Bird, Jim Bridwell, the lord of camp IV, leader of the Stonemasters. Looking through the pages I come to the dedication, which reads: “This book is dedicated to all those with a restless spirit and a dream, who step into the unknown and find something miraculous, fun, and for keeps.”
So, creating new ideas is the time to release your inner inspiration. Let books and presentation release your spirit, create a dream, so you can create something miraculous, fun, and for keeps.

IMG_0072-w900-h700Creating New Ideas

This initial phase is characterized by lots of energy. There is excitement, enthusiasm, and deep interest. This is the time to think in possibilities, not limit yourself by what you think you can accomplish, time constraints, or present ability.

To create new ideas you need to feed your creativity. Do this by going to presentations and reading books. Go to film festival, like the Reel Rock tour or Banff Mountain Film festival, which tour regularly. You’ll probably run into old friends, talk about old climbs you did and make plans to go climbing.

What climbing books have you read recently? I just bought The Stone Masters, which records the colorful characters of Yosemite in the 1970s. Characters like wild-eyed Yabo, John Yablonski, known for his boldness and nail-biting solos. Or the Bird, Jim Bridwell, the lord of camp IV, leader of the Stonemasters. Looking through the pages I come to the dedication, which reads: “This book is dedicated to all those with a restless spirit and a dream, who step into the unknown and find something miraculous, fun, and for keeps.”

So, creating new ideas is the time to release your inner inspiration. Let books and presentation release your spirit, create a dream, so you can create something miraculous, fun, and for keeps.

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  1. Excellent

  2. Hi Arno, I’m not certain how this fits in with your post. Just thought I’d share the vision of creation I have experienced. Just a little over 2 yrs ago I took the step of deciding to learn to climb after years of reading and watching others. Since that time, I have continuously experienced that sense of creative excitement and felt stimulated and challenged to do and experience more. In April i found myself in RRC on “Johnny Vegas.” My first tall climb. It was so exhilerating and satisfying on so many levels! As we climbed, I looked across the valley at this amazing climb that looked stunning and intimidating at the same time. Watching those climbers make thier way up that steep face I wondered what climb that was and the level of challenge involved. My partner and I immidiatly came home and did some research and found out its “Dark Shadows” a tall 5.8 trad line that since that time has stuck in my head as an inspiration or creative vision to go further. To grow and experience more. It seems like the more I discover I can do the more I want to discover I can do! Thanks, Dennis

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