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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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American Alpine Club Accidents in North American Mountaineering
American Alpine Club American Alpine Journal - 2005
Boxer Books Mark the Mountain Guide
Bryan Burdo Mazama Rock
Desiderata Institute Espresso Lessons From The Rock Warrior's Way
Desiderata Institute The Rock Warrior's Way - Mental Training for Climbers
Falcon Guides Advanced Rock Climbing
$15 MSRP
Falcon Guides Better Bouldering
$13 - $21
Falcon Guides Big Walls - How to Climb Series
$13 MSRP
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Climbing Wall
$14 - $18
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Indoor Climbing Wall
Falcon Guides Climbing Anchors
$16 MSRP
Falcon Guides Conditioning for Climbers - The Complete Exercise Guide
$20 MSRP
Falcon Guides Crack Climbing
$14 - $19
Falcon Guides Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters
Falcon Guides Girl on the Rocks: A Woman's Guide to Climbing with Strength, Grace, and Courage
Falcon Guides Glacier Mountaineering
Falcon Guides Glaciers!
$19 MSRP
Falcon Guides Gym Climb
Falcon Guides How To Climb 5.12
$15 - $19
Falcon Guides How to Rappel
$10 MSRP
Falcon Guides How To Rock Climb
Falcon Guides Knots for Climbers
$10 MSRP
Falcon Guides Learning to Climb Indoors
Falcon Guides Rappelling
Falcon Guides Rock Climbing Red Rocks
Falcon Guides Sport Climbing
$13 MSRP
Falcon Guides The Complete Guide To Rope Techniques
Falcon Guides Toproping
Falcon Guides Training For Climbing
Gibbon Modern Slacklining
Globe Pequot The Trad Climber's Bible
Greener Grass Publishing Horse Pens 40 Guidebook
$25 MSRP
Human Kinetics Mountaineering: Training and Preparation
Louie Anderson The Art of Course Setting
Morris Publishing Knots for Climbers - 3rd Edition
Morris Publishing Rock Climbing
National Geographic The Wildest Dream
$20 - $29
Patagonia 100 Favorite North American Climbs
Patagonia Beyond the Mountain
Patagonia Training for the New Alpinism
Ragged Mountain Press The Mountaineering Handbook
Sharp End Publishing Betty and the Silver Spider - An Introduction to Gym Climbing
Skyhorse Publishing Mountaineering - Essential Skills for Hikers and Climbers
Stackpole Books Knots & Ropes for Climbers
Stackpole Books NOLS Wilderness Mountaineering
Stackpole Books Redpoint: The Self-Coached Climber's Guide to Redpoint and On-Sight Climbing - Book with DVD
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Stackpole Books Rock Climbing and Bouldering Pennsylvania
Stackpole Books The Self Coached Climber - The Guide to Movement Training Performance
SuperTopo How to Big Wall Climb
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