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Whether you're a veteran or a novice, Falcon Guides has something for you in the How to Rock Climb! by John Long. Enjoyably written and including more than 300 color photographs and illustrations, this how-to guide is a sure pleaser. So, if you're looking to boulder, trad, or sport climb, How to Rock Climb! can point you in the right direction (and that's up). PRODUCT FEATURES: All the fundamentals from ethics to getting up the rock Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods Includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more More than 300 color photographs and illustrations Author: John Long
- Appalachian Outdoors
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
- US Outdoor Store
How to Rock Climb!, now in its fourth edition, is the worlds top instructional book on climbing.