The Mountaineers Books Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills

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Expert instruction for the beginning to intermediate rock climber.


Rock Climbing - Mastering Basic Skills by Craig Luebben224 Pages, PaperbackISBN #978-0-89886-743-5Author was an American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) certified rock guide and instructorLearning exercises reinforce key skillsStep-by-step technique illustrated in over 150 photosCraig Luebben taught rock climbing basics to hundreds of clients and has conducted self-rescue clinics across the U.S. Here he presents the most common foot positions, hand grips, and body positions and how to use them precisely, from the smear to the crimp to the twistlock. Going beyond static moves, he emphasizes a dynamic style of movement for the greatest climbing efficiency - a style that makes the most of your strength and your time on the rock.With an emphasis on safety and how to stay within your abilities, Luebben teaches how to evaluate potential hazards and then avoid them. Topics addressed include: risk management, face climbing, multi-pitch free climbs, rappelling, aid climbing, bouldering, training, an self-rescue.Craig Luebben guided professionally for more than twenty years. The author of How to Rappel!, How to Ice Climb!, and other titles, he also wrote for magazines including Climbing and Rock Ice. He opened many new routes on four continents. This copy is a publishers 2nd and reduced price but in excellent condition.

- Second Ascent

Expert instruction for the beginner to intermediate rock climber.


Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills by Craig Luebben is an instructional guide for beginning to intermediate climbers covering the basics on a myriad of topics including: gear, knots, belaying, top-roping, anchors, sport and trad climbing, bouldering, aid-climbing, rappelling, multi-pitch free climbing, self-rescue and training.

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