Falcon Guides The Complete Guide To Rope Techniques
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For climbers of all abilities the book to have is The Complete Guide to Rope Techniques. Nigel Shepherd, a first-class climber, instructor, and professional mountain guide, covers everything from basic techniques to the skills needed for competitive climbing. Topics include: Top and bottom roping, snow, rock, and ice anchors, abseiling, glacier travel and crevasse rescue, short roping, MIA improvised rescue, double rope technique, retreating from a climb, rope tricks for adventure activities, and much, much more.
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The Complete Guide to Rope Techniques, 2nd : A Comprehensive Handbook for Climbers by Nigel Shepherd Essential reading for beginners, advanced climbers, and professional instructors For climbers of all abilities, understanding and executing efficient rope management is crucial for safe climbing. The Complete Guide to Rope Techniques provides the essential knowledge needed for normal day-to-day climbing, from basic tying-on and belaying methods to more advanced skills needed for competitive climbing. Each technique is presented in a simple and straightforward manner and is broken down into its individual components. Look inside to find: Useful knots and basic techniques Top and bottom roping Snow, rock, and ice anchors Abseiling Ascending a fixed rope Escaping from the system Direct belays and belaying techniques Glacier travel and crevasse rescue Improvised rescues Short roping Double-rope technique Single pitch climbing And much more