Climbing Books

Recent Climbing Book Reviews

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent resource for information related to general mountaineering, but also for a broad range of topics from basic backcountry equipment and navigation, to rock and ice climbing, and a number of other associated topics. The most significant aspect of this book that sets it apart from other mountaineering/climbing references is not necessarily the specific material within the book, but how that content comes into being. This book is a great resource for any experienced back country… Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars The textbook for mountain climbing. This is the textbook for mountaineering. It not only covers the what or the how of a subject but the why giving you a more in-depth understanding. For example, you shouldn't wear cotton in cold weather because the shape of the fiber holds water and fills the air spaces greatly reducing insulation. This goes on for such diverse topics as digging a cat hole to go poo to using an ice ax to cross a glacier. If you can master the techniques in this book you can climb… Full review

Stackpole Books Rock Climbing and Bouldering Pennsylvania

rated 1 of 5 stars Terrible guide. I looked forward to this coming out for a long time. I was very dissapointed.   Anyone interested in climbing in Pennsylvania would be much better off going to one of the many websites that offers information. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best ref book yet for the outdoors. It covers a broad range of skills - orienteering, rock climbing, gear, snow travel, etc. and one can learn a lot by reading it. I highly recommend this book if you want to spend time off the beaten path. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars I recommend this book for all novice or expert climbers and backpackers. Good solid information that will get you started the right way. Great for review also. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of the best all around guide books for anything you wish to know about mountains. Rock, ice, climb. It's easy to read, simple illustrations and really it's just cover everything and make a great book to start with if looking for any mountain activity. Been looking around for a book that will give me some good all around introduction and this book fit the bill. Full review

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The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
$30 - $34
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Stackpole Books Rock Climbing and Bouldering Pennsylvania
The Mountaineers Books Climbing Self-Rescue
The Mountaineers Books Rock Climbing Anchors - A Comprehensive Guide
Falcon Guides The Complete Guide To Rope Techniques
Falcon Guides Advanced Rock Climbing
Falcon Guides Learning to Climb Indoors
Falcon Guides How To Climb 5.12
$15 - $19
Patagonia 100 Favorite North American Climbs
The Mountaineers Books Accidents in North American Mountaineering
$10 - $12
American Alpine Club Accidents in North American Mountaineering
Liberty Mountain Ice Climbing Pennsylvania
The Mountaineers Books Gym Climbing: Maximizing Your Indoor Experience
$15 - $24
Falcon Guides Mixed Climbing
Falcon Guides Climbing: Knots
$8 - $14
Trango The Rock Climber's Training Manual
$22 - $28
Falcon Guides How to Rock Climb!
$20 - $22
American Alpine Club American Alpine Journal - 2005
Patagonia Beyond the Mountain
$18 - $29
Falcon Guides Climbing: From Gym to Rock
$11 - $14
Falcon Guides Climbing: Protection
The Mountaineers Books Crag Survival Handbook
$10 - $19
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Climbing Wall
Falcon Guides Climbing: From Toproping To Sport
The Mountaineers Books Sport Climbing
Falcon Guides Conditioning for Climbers
The Mountaineers Books The Climbing Dictionary
Morris Publishing Knots for Climbers - 3rd Edition
The Mountaineers Books Climbing: From Gym To Crag
Falcon Guides Better Bouldering
The Mountaineers Books Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving
Falcon Guides How to Climb Series: Big Walls
Falcon Guides Rock Climbing Red Rocks
$22 - $30
Falcon Guides Training For Climbing
$25 - $29
Falcon Guides Climbing Anchors
Patagonia Training for the New Alpinism
The Mountaineers Books American Alpine Journal
Petzl One Move Too Many
Falcon Guides The Rock Climber's Exercise Guide
The Mountaineers Books Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Techniques
The Mountaineers Books Extreme Alpinism
$30 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List
The Mountaineers Books Advanced Rock Climbing: Expert Skills and Techniques
The Mountaineers Books Canyoneering: Beginning to Advanced Techniques
Desiderata Institute The Rock Warrior's Way - Mental Training for Climbers
Gibbon Modern Slacklining
Desiderata Institute Espresso Lessons From The Rock Warrior's Way
Falcon Guides Knots for Climbers
$10 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Big Wall Climbing: Elite Technique
$25 MSRP
SuperTopo How to Big Wall Climb

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