Rock climbers presentation

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The Rock Climbing Athlete Jeremiah Shrode
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It’s a hard-knock life for a rock climber. Eager college students travel in their ramshackle vehicles for hours or days at a time to get a fix of the rock they crave; corporate executives will nurse bruised bones and egos throughout the work week; old men look up to great sandstone walls and dream of more spry days… Some are responding to a highly addictive adrenaline high; some respond to the societal pressures to be “extreme” or “tough”… (McNamara, K. www.rockclimbing.com/articles/view.php?ID=263 )
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All About the Climbing by John Borland Bloody hands forgive the pain, To reach the top, a higher plain, And if you fall, forget the shame, It's all about the climbing. Jamming pro into the crack, pulling through the nice lieback, Chalk and cliff bars for a snack, It's all about the climbing. Overhanging, painful pump, Highball topout, then you jump, Smack the crashpad with a thump, It's all about the climbing. Flag the crimper for the clip, Oops, you're sketching, then the slip, Just sit back and take the whip, It's all about the climbing. People ask just why it's done, They don't think it looks like fun, And my answer, there's just one: It's all about the climbing. Something there that drives us all, Men and women, tall and small, Something calls us to the wall, It's all about the climbing. www. .rockclimbing.com/articles/view.php?ID=256
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Greeks and Romans (Sweet, 1987) The Incas (Cleare, 1980) Medieval (Cleare, 1980)
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Mountaineering becomes a sport (Cleare, 1980; Haas & Meyers, 1995; Long, 1993) Climbing skills & Techniques developed (Haas & Meyers, 1995; Long, 1993) Safety equipment is developed (Haas & Meyers, 1995; Long, 1993; Watts et al. 1993) 1700’s Early 1900’s
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1960’s New advances in technology facilitate new levels of competitive rock climbing. (Haas & Meyers, 1995; Long,1993; Watts et al., 1993) 1988 An annual international World Cup circuit put into existence. (Watts et al., 1993) 1989 Estimated that over 100,000 individuals rock climbing in the United States. 1960-1969 1980’s
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Generally regarded as a negatively charged emotional state characterized by internal discomfort and nervousness. (LeUnes & Nation, 2002) Two Types State Trait
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State: Transitory form of apprehension that varies in intensity, commensurate with fear eliciting cue. (Spielberger, 1972) Trait: More enduring than state anxiety. Disproportionate fear of a broad range of situations. (Spielberger, 1972)
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Three studies that have focused on anxiety Psychological Profile of Rock Climbers: State and Trait Attributes. Feher, P., Meyers, M. C., & Skelly, W. A., 1998. Anxiety in Novice Rock Climbers: a Further Test of
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course SES 4325 taught by Professor Meyers during the Spring '08 term at West Texas A&M University.

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