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How to Rock Climb! helps you gain an edge and the confidence to climb with thorough instruction, clear photographs and expert experience.
Description of Falcon Guides How to Rock Climb, 4th Edition How to Rock Climb, now in its fourth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. This nuts-and-bolts guide serves as an introduction to rock climbing for beginners, and helps the intermediate climbers hone their knowledge of the sport. All the key elements, from ethics to getting up the climb, are in this book.In clear, concise, and entertaining prose, veteran rock climber John Long provides the basics and distills the intricacies of modern technical rock climbing in all its diverse forms., Beginning with an overview of the history of climbing and the ratings system, Long then gives a complete review of face and crack climbing skills. He introduces the equipment needed to get up and down the rock and the art of leading. Sport climbing - climbs done on protected routes - training methods, and how to get started on your own climbing adventures round out this guide. Throughout the author stresses that safety and simplicity are the keys to climbing.Inside Youll FindFootwork and handhold positionsFinger, hand, and off-width cracksEquipment, including ropes, anchors, and carabinersInformation on belaying and belay devicesTips for leading and finding routesDownclimbing and rappellingInformation on sport climbingTraining, including bouldering and climbing gyms.Use this best-selling book to face a wall, select a route, and climbFeaturesWritten by John Long240 pagesPaperback
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How to Rock Climb!, now in its fourth edition, is the worlds top instructional book on climbing.
How to Rock Climb! is the most thorough and the best-selling instructional rock climbing book in the world. This nuts-and-bolts guide serves as an introduction to rock climbing for beginners and helps intermediate climbers hone their knowledge of the sport. All the fundamentals, from ethics to getting up the climb, are here. Thoroughly updated with more than 400 color photographs and illustrations, this fifth edition covers all aspects of modern equipment, technique, and training methods. It is the most complete upgrade since its first publication more than fifteen years ago. In his landmark clear, concise, and entertaining style, veteran rock climber John Long provides the basics and distills the intricacies of modern technical rock climbing in all its diverse forms. Throughout, he stresses safety and simplicity, and in this new edition he puts special emphasis on setting protection and building reliable anchors.
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