On the north side of Yosemite Valley, near the western end, there is a vertical rock formation named El Capitan. It’s considered one of the most challenge rock faces to climb up and is a favorite among advanced rock climbers.
If you speak with some of these climbers, they constantly are talking about the “route” they take to get to the top. Which hand-holds in a sequence of moves makes the most sense to get to a certain spot and where it gets tricky. It’s planning and like all good plans, you have a projected anticipation of what’s to come and how to get there.