“If you’re not falling, you’re not trying.”  While that truism is situationally appropriate, fear of falling (or more accurately failure to assess and understand when falling is okay) is one of the most common weaknesses in the average climber.  And for good reason; allowing ourselves to fall dramatically increases our exposure to the inherent risks of climbing.  Learning the vital skill of falling under the supervision of a seasoned veteran can help you move past this mental block safely and allow you to reap the gains of truly giving your all.