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The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars The textbook for mountain climbing. This is the textbook for mountaineering. It not only covers the what or the how of a subject but the why giving you a more in-depth understanding. For example, you shouldn't wear cotton in cold weather because the shape of the fiber holds water and fills the air spaces greatly reducing insulation. This goes on for such diverse topics as digging a cat hole to go poo to using an ice ax to cross a glacier. If you can master the techniques in this book you can climb… Full review

Stackpole Books Rock Climbing and Bouldering Pennsylvania

rated 1 of 5 stars Terrible guide. I looked forward to this coming out for a long time. I was very dissapointed.   Anyone interested in climbing in Pennsylvania would be much better off going to one of the many websites that offers information. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best ref book yet for the outdoors. It covers a broad range of skills - orienteering, rock climbing, gear, snow travel, etc. and one can learn a lot by reading it. I highly recommend this book if you want to spend time off the beaten path. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars I recommend this book for all novice or expert climbers and backpackers. Good solid information that will get you started the right way. Great for review also. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of the best all around guide books for anything you wish to know about mountains. Rock, ice, climb. It's easy to read, simple illustrations and really it's just cover everything and make a great book to start with if looking for any mountain activity. Been looking around for a book that will give me some good all around introduction and this book fit the bill. Full review

Top-Rated Climbing Books

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Falcon Guides Building Your Own Indoor Climbing Wall
Waterford Press Knots
Falcon Guides Knots for Climbers
Falcon Guides Gym Climb
Stackpole Books Knots & Ropes for Climbers
Morris Publishing Knots for Climbers - 3rd Edition
Falcon Guides How to Rappel
The Mountaineers Books Accidents In North American Mountaineering 2009
American Alpine Club Accidents in North American Mountaineering
Falcon Guides Toproping
The Mountaineers Books Accidents In North American Mountaineering 2012
Boxer Books Mark the Mountain Guide
Falcon Guides Sport Climbing
Falcon Guides Big Walls - How to Climb Series
$13 MSRP
Falcon Guides Better Bouldering
$13 - $21
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Climbing Wall
$14 - $18
Falcon Guides Advanced Rock Climbing
$15 MSRP
Falcon Guides How To Climb 5.12
$15 - $19
The Mountaineers Books Crag Survival Handbook
Falcon Guides Climbing Anchors
$16 MSRP
Falcon Guides Glacier Mountaineering
$17 MSRP
Falcon Guides Learning to Climb Indoors
Gibbon Modern Slacklining
Falcon Guides Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters
Patagonia Beyond the Mountain
$18 - $29
Desiderata Institute The Rock Warrior's Way - Mental Training for Climbers
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: Training for Peak Performance
Falcon Guides Glaciers!
$19 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Climbing Self-Rescue
Falcon Guides Girl on the Rocks: A Woman's Guide to Climbing with Strength, Grace, and Courage
The Mountaineers Books Rock Climbing Anchors - A Comprehensive Guide
Falcon Guides Crack Climbing
Falcon Guides The Complete Guide To Rope Techniques
Falcon Guides How To Rock Climb
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: Expedition Planning
The Mountaineers Books Gym Climbing - Maximizing Your Indoor Experience
Desiderata Institute Espresso Lessons From The Rock Warrior's Way
Falcon Guides Conditioning for Climbers - The Complete Exercise Guide
$20 MSRP
Falcon Guides Canyoneering
$20 MSRP
Wilderness Press Traditional Lead Climbing
$20 MSRP
National Geographic The Wildest Dream
$20 - $29
Ragged Mountain Press The Mountaineering Handbook
The Mountaineers Books Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving
The Mountaineers Books Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: From Gym To Crag
$22 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books American Alpine Journal 2007
Falcon Guides Rock Climbing Red Rocks
$22 - $30
The Mountaineers Books Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills
Globe Pequot The Trad Climber's Bible
$24 - $29
Greener Grass Publishing Horse Pens 40 Guidebook
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