The Mountaineers Books The Outdoor Knots Book

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Outdoorsy folks from hikers and campers to paddlers and climbers will find the information in The Outdoor Knots Book from The Mountaineers Books to be indispensable. Clyde Soles calls upon his immense experience from adventures around the world in laying

- Mountain Gear

Its fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces.


* Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand * Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos * New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart by activity. Chapters include Knots Basics (from Tripod Lashing to the Figure 8 Loop), Knots for Hikers and Climbers (from the Prusik knot to the Autoblock), Knots for Canoeists and Kayakers (from the Buntline hitch to the Bowline on a bight), and more. This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors! Clyde Soles' adventures have taken him around the world and to the top of the Himalayan Gasherbrum II (8,036 meters). A former senior editor for Rock & Ice magazine, he is the author of Climbing: Training for Peak Performance and Climbing: Expedition Planning. Part of the The Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series! Created for beginning-to-intermediate enthusiasts, this series includes everything anyone would need to know about staying safe and having fun in the backcountry. Reviews Los Angeles Daily News - July 13, 2004 This book is not to be missed if you're an outdoors person The how-to-tie instructions and photographs will soon have you making a double bowline without a hitch. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - July 13, 2004 You will never need to buy another book on knots. Farmington (NM) Daily Times - August 10, 2004 For serious rope users, this book is another great addition to the collection. THE OUTDOOR KNOTS BOOK Author: Clyde Soles ISBN: 0-89886-962-5 Publisher: The Mountaineers Books Pages: 160 Binding Information: Paperback Size: 8.5" X 8.5"


This definitive guide to rope and knots is for anyone who plays in the outdoors. Author: Clyde Soles. Softcover; 157 pages; black-and-white photographs. The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2004. Guidelines for selecting the best rope and knots for the activity at hand. Includes over 40 knots, from the bowline and the figure-eight to buntline hitch and the sheet bend. Easy-to-follow knot-tying directions have clearly illustrated photos. Extensive glossary for quick access to information. Find out how to select and use rope, cordage and webbing for the outdoors, and the most popular knots used by hikers, campers, paddlers and climbers.