Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons

Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons

by David Black
     
 

Most canyoneers enter the sport with little—if any—training or experience in the methods needed for safe, enjoyable excursions down America’s technical canyons. This book equips all levels of canyoneers with the technical skills needed to enjoy a clean canyoneering experience and to avoid dangerous mistakes.

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Overview

Most canyoneers enter the sport with little—if any—training or experience in the methods needed for safe, enjoyable excursions down America’s technical canyons. This book equips all levels of canyoneers with the technical skills needed to enjoy a clean canyoneering experience and to avoid dangerous mistakes.

In Canyoneering, ACA-certified canyoneering instructor David Black covers all the basics, introducing readers to the hazards and risks of the sport, the highly-specialized gear, belaying, anchors and anchor systems, and ascending and rappelling. More advanced information addresses pothole escapes, methods for navigating wet canyons, and canyon rescue—all the skills required to gain mastery of canyoneering style and technique.

 

Also inside:

• An explanation of technical canyon ratings
• The right way to apply climbing, caving, and whitewater skills to technical

   canyoneering
• Simple, effective ways to negotiate hazardous terrain
• Twelve classic canyons in North America and their ratings
• ACA-certified instructors, guides, and guide services

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762745197
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
How To Climb Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

David Black is the author of Falcon's Ice Climbing Utah and has published climbing and canyoneering articles in a number of magazines. He's been climbing, canyoneering, and guiding internationally since the mid 1960's. He's an ACA-certified canyoneering guide, and is currently guiding for Maui Canyon Adventures in Kahului, Hawaii. He resides in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii.

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