Friday Nov 24, 2023

Dave MacLeod: Part II

Elite climber Dave MacLeod shares his struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game (Part II)


In Part II with Dave MacLeod, one of the world's finest and educated climbers, we explore Tactics, Mental Game, and what Dave’s working on outside of his own climbing. And get ready for your palms to sweat a bit as we explore some of Dave’s scariest moments on rock, how he systematically expanded his comfort zone and dealt with a fear of falling, and what we ALL can do to level up our tactics and mental game so that we can progress as climbers and just have a more enjoyable experience on rock and plastic. This is Part II of our very nutrient-dense chat on training and climbing.



  • Tactics: 0:05:35
  • Mental Game: 0:44:00
  • Purpose: 0:55:04


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