W.W. Norton Rock Climbing - A Trailside Guide
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The ultimate illustrated introduction to rock climbing from Trailside(R), the hit public television series. Author: Don Mellor. Softcover; 191 pages; 125 color photos. W. W. Norton; copyright 1997. Written to help you gain the skills you need to climb safely. Covers the history and culture of climbing, traditional vs. sport climbing, hand jamming, specialized carabiners, rope care, top-rope set up. Also discusses secure backup systems, leading, communication, belaying the leader, rappelling, essential knots and more. From the makers of Trailside, the hit public television series that has encouraged millions of viewers to make their own adventure.