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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
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Indoor Climbing Wall
$6 MSRP
Waterford Press Knots
Waterford Press Knots
$7
 
Falcon Guides Gym Climb
$8
Stackpole Books Knots & Ropes for Climbers
Stackpole Books Knots & Ropes for Climbers
$10
Falcon Guides Knots for Climbers
Falcon Guides Knots for Climbers
$10
Morris Publishing Knots for Climbers - 3rd Edition
Morris Publishing Knots for Climbers - 3rd Edition
$10
 
Falcon Guides How to Rappel
$10
The Mountaineers Books Accidents In North American Mountaineering 2009
The Mountaineers Books Accidents In North American Mountaineering 2009
$10
American Alpine Club Accidents in North American Mountaineering
American Alpine Club Accidents in North American Mountaineering
$12
 
The Mountaineers Books Accidents In North American Mountaineering 2012
$13
Boxer Books Mark the Mountain Guide
Boxer Books Mark the Mountain Guide
$13
Falcon Guides Sport Climbing
Falcon Guides Sport Climbing
$13
Falcon Guides Big Walls - How to Climb Series
Falcon Guides Big Walls - How to Climb Series
$13 MSRP
Falcon Guides Better Bouldering
Falcon Guides Better Bouldering
$13 - $21
Falcon Guides Advanced Rock Climbing
Falcon Guides Advanced Rock Climbing
$15 MSRP
Falcon Guides How To Climb 5.12
Falcon Guides How To Climb 5.12
$15 - $19
The Mountaineers Books Crag Survival Handbook
The Mountaineers Books Crag Survival Handbook
$16
Falcon Guides Climbing Anchors
Falcon Guides Climbing Anchors
$16 MSRP
Falcon Guides Glacier Mountaineering
Falcon Guides Glacier Mountaineering
$17
Falcon Guides Learning to Climb Indoors
Falcon Guides Learning to Climb Indoors
$20
Gibbon Modern Slacklining
Gibbon Modern Slacklining
$17
Falcon Guides Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters
Falcon Guides Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters
$18
Patagonia Beyond the Mountain
Patagonia Beyond the Mountain
$18 - $29
Desiderata Institute The Rock Warrior's Way - Mental Training for Climbers
Desiderata Institute The Rock Warrior's Way - Mental Training for Climbers
$19
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: Training for Peak Performance
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: Training for Peak Performance
$19
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Climbing Wall
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Climbing Wall
$19
Falcon Guides Glaciers!
Falcon Guides Glaciers!
$19 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Climbing Self-Rescue
The Mountaineers Books Climbing Self-Rescue
$20
Falcon Guides Girl on the Rocks: A Woman's Guide to Climbing with Strength, Grace, and Courage
Falcon Guides Girl on the Rocks: A Woman's Guide to Climbing with Strength, Grace, and Courage
$20
The Mountaineers Books Rock Climbing Anchors - A Comprehensive Guide
The Mountaineers Books Rock Climbing Anchors - A Comprehensive Guide
$20
Falcon Guides Crack Climbing
Falcon Guides Crack Climbing
$20
 
Falcon Guides The Complete Guide To Rope Techniques
$20
Falcon Guides How To Rock Climb
Falcon Guides How To Rock Climb
$20
 
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: Expedition Planning
$20
The Mountaineers Books Gym Climbing - Maximizing Your Indoor Experience
The Mountaineers Books Gym Climbing - Maximizing Your Indoor Experience
$20
Desiderata Institute Espresso Lessons From The Rock Warrior's Way
Desiderata Institute Espresso Lessons From The Rock Warrior's Way
$20
Falcon Guides Conditioning for Climbers - The Complete Exercise Guide
Falcon Guides Conditioning for Climbers - The Complete Exercise Guide
$20 MSRP
 
Falcon Guides Canyoneering
$20 MSRP
Wilderness Press Traditional Lead Climbing
Wilderness Press Traditional Lead Climbing
$20 MSRP
National Geographic The Wildest Dream
National Geographic The Wildest Dream
$20 - $29
Ragged Mountain Press The Mountaineering Handbook
Ragged Mountain Press The Mountaineering Handbook
$20
The Mountaineers Books Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving
The Mountaineers Books Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving
$22
The Mountaineers Books Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher
The Mountaineers Books Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher
$22
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: From Gym To Crag
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: From Gym To Crag
$22 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books American Alpine Journal 2007
The Mountaineers Books American Alpine Journal 2007
$22
The Mountaineers Books Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills
The Mountaineers Books Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills
$23
Falcon Guides Training For Climbing
Falcon Guides Training For Climbing
$25
 
The Mountaineers Books Big Wall Climbing: Elite Technique
$25 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Techniques
The Mountaineers Books Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Techniques
$25 MSRP
American Alpine Club American Alpine Journal - 2005
American Alpine Club American Alpine Journal - 2005
$25
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