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The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent resource for information related to general mountaineering, but also for a broad range of topics from basic backcountry equipment and navigation, to rock and ice climbing, and a number of other associated topics. The most significant aspect of this book that sets it apart from other mountaineering/climbing references is not necessarily the specific material within the book, but how that content comes into being. This book is a great resource for any experienced back country… Full review

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
$12
American Alpine Club American Alpine Journal - 2005
$35
Desiderata Institute Espresso Lessons From The Rock Warrior's Way
$20
Desiderata Institute The Rock Warrior's Way - Mental Training for Climbers
$19
Falcon Guides Advanced Rock Climbing
$15 MSRP
Falcon Guides Better Bouldering
$20 MSRP
Falcon Guides Big Walls - How to Climb Series
$15
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Climbing Wall
$14 - $18
 
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Indoor Climbing Wall
$6 MSRP
Falcon Guides Climbing Anchors
$25
Falcon Guides Conditioning for Climbers - The Complete Exercise Guide
$20
Falcon Guides Crack Climbing
$20
Falcon Guides Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters
$18
Falcon Guides Glacier Mountaineering
$17
Falcon Guides How To Climb 5.12
$15 - $19
Falcon Guides How To Rock Climb
$15 - $19
Falcon Guides Knots for Climbers
$10
Falcon Guides Learning to Climb Indoors
$20
Falcon Guides Rock Climbing Red Rocks
$22
Falcon Guides The Complete Guide To Rope Techniques
$20
 
Falcon Guides Toproping
$13 MSRP
Falcon Guides Training For Climbing
$25
Gibbon Modern Slacklining
$7 - $10
 
Globe Pequot The Trad Climber's Bible
$15 - $29
Liberty Mountain Ice Climbing Pennsylvania
$35
Morris Publishing Knots for Climbers - 3rd Edition
$10
Patagonia 100 Favorite North American Climbs
$80
 
Patagonia Beyond the Mountain
$30 MSRP
 
Patagonia Training for the New Alpinism
$35
Petzl One Move Too Many
$33
Stackpole Books Knots & Ropes for Climbers
$10
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
$30
The Mountaineers Books Accidents In North American Mountaineering 2009
$10 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Accidents In North American Mountaineering 2012
$13
The Mountaineers Books Accidents In North American Mountaineering 2014
$13
The Mountaineers Books Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher
$22 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books American Alpine Journal 2007
$35
The Mountaineers Books American Alpine Journal 2014
$35
The Mountaineers Books Big Wall Climbing: Elite Technique
$25
The Mountaineers Books Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving
The Mountaineers Books Canyoneering: Beginning to Advanced Techniques
$19
The Mountaineers Books Climbing Self-Rescue
$20
 
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: Expedition Planning
$20 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: Training for Peak Performance
$19 MSRP
 
The Mountaineers Books Crag Survival Handbook
$13
The Mountaineers Books Extreme Alpinism
$28 - $29
The Mountaineers Books Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List
$35
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