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Climbing-induced Stockholm Syndrome

Sara Lingafelter
Sara Lingafelter
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My most recent blog entry for the Climbing Magazine Reader Blog goes live today… it’s called “A New Entry for the DSM of Climbing Mental Disorders.”

Finally finding words for something that’s been nagging at me for almost a year feels good. The moment of clarity, as with most good epiphanies, came to me halfway up a multipitch traditional route.


Enjoy… take a read, and then come back here and share your thoughts on your own climbing psychology and partnership dynamics. I’m curious to hear how your experiences are similar or different from my own. Two friends read it pre-release, and it sparked some really delightful self-assessment and conversation… I look forward to the dialogue!

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Sara Lingafelter

Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis.