Become a Single-Tasker
Forget multi-tasking, Single-tasking is where deliberate practice resides and lasting improvement hides. Cultivate this by deciding prior to a climb what your main focus will be. The more specific, the better you will be able to focus on it and understand the subtleties of how you perform the move. For example, one of the bigger concepts within climbing technique – opposite hands go with opposite feet – is challenging because even when scaled down to its basic form there are still several things going on.
Try setting your attention to solely focus on an opposite hand to every foot placement and work on making it an ingrained habit as well as looking for ways your body can use this concept advantageously. Experiment and learn all climbing techniques with this method. Try different positions until you feel confident in where and when the technique can best be used and when it won’t help your situation.
Also keep in mind that you can’t always see all of what you are doing. By asking a friendly observer to help hold you accountable when practising, cultivating