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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.
A nuts-and-bolts guide, How to Rock Climb by John Long serves as an introduction to rock climbing for beginners and helps intermediate climbers hone their knowledge of the sport.. . . . Thoroughly updated with more than 400 color photographs and illustrations. Revised and updated to reflect modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods. Includes sections on face climbing, crack climbing, getting off the rock, sport climbing, and much more. Stresses safety and simplicity with special emphasis on setting protection and building reliable anchors. Equipment, including ropes, anchors, and belay devices. Footwork and handhold positions. Finger, hand, and off-width cracks. Sport climbing and traditional climbing. Lead climbing and top-roping. Downclimbing and rappelling. Training, including bouldering and climbing gyms. 5th edition, 2010. 320 pages; measures: 7.5 x 9.25 in.. Author: John Long, a legendary rock climber. Publisher: Falcon Guides
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