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“Dr. Rebecca William’s has made mental skills in climbing accessible in her book Climb Smarter. For a sport that demands such high mental strength this book should be foundational knowledge for all climbers. Dr. Rebecca breaks down the essential principles and delivers them to the reader in a way that is tangible and practical to climbing. Every climber will be able to walk away from reading this book with a new outlook and actionable plan to better their climbing. Cheers to Climbing Smarter! “

An extraordinary and brilliant book, with golden insightful nuggets from the first chapter all the way through. These nuggets will help improve your climbing and quite possibly your lifestyle, taking a holistic look at the many factors which can affect our mental state, how to measure them and make changes if we feel we need to. Rebecca brings the science and evidence together in a logical way which is easy to digest. A must buy for any keen climbers wanting to get on top of their head game.

As a climber and sport psychologist, Rebecca Williams’ book, “Climb Smarter”, explores her practical approach to mental challenges in a way that is easy to understand. I feel mentally stronger after reading and I can’t wait to go climbing again.

Finding your ‘why’ – in my decades of climbing and coaching I find myself always going back to this fundamental assessment. Regardless if i was considering a scary climb, or when trying to help a frustrated athlete, “what is it that you love about climbing?” is often the central question to ask.
Rebecca Williams’ new Climb Smarter Book is of great help for any climbing related inner struggle you might have (or want to help somebody with). It is clearly written and structured and offers actionable exercises as well as case examples that help you to learn about yourself and face climbing’s mental challenges.
From life values to climbing values and back – the Climb Smarter Book is a valuable read for everyone – not only climbers!

In Climb Smarter, Dr Williams has given the climbing community a mental training guide that has everything in one text: Scientific rigor, the depth of knowledge, compassion and understanding that comes from a clinical psychologist, and the hands-on experience of a seasoned climbing coach. This text is set to become the industry benchmark by which all mental training advice can be measured. Whether your inner struggles are with confidence, motivation, falling or failing, all the tools you need to grow as a climber and a human can be found in this comprehensive guide. To really excel at climbing, training the mind needs to become a routine behaviour – and for that journey I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

Climb Smarter is more than a sport psychology book. It is written by a climber for climbers with brilliantly specific explanations, case studies, activities and worksheets to help your mind help your body to take your climbing to the next level.

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