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Why Climbing Is Such a Mental Sport

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Speak to Me Softly, from filmmakers Henna Taylor and Matthew Hood in collaboration with Outdoor Research, tracks climber Jenny Abegg on a challenging pitch on Utah’s Moonlight Buttress. The film is narrated with undertones of Abegg’s inner dialogue, and it’s this mental acuity which ultimately leads to her success.