Check out Tom Randall’s interview with our Training Leader, Lor Sabourin, on the Lattice Training podcast. Tom asks probing questions about falling, identity, and what it takes to apply mental training in climbing.
They frame their discussion around recent successes Lor has had on East Coast Fist Bump (5.14 trad) and Cousin of Death (5 pitch 5.13 trad). Both required intense commitment and flexibility to trust how the whole process unfolded. That’s a mental training skill that is difficult to learn, but finding balance between the two gives us optimal effectiveness and joy. All you need to do is look at Lor’s smile and you’ll see that they are getting better at experiencing that balance.