How to Rock Climb!

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How to Rock Climb!, now in its fifth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. All the fundamentals—from ethics to getting up the rock—are presented in John Long’s classic style. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. It is the essential how-to book for rock climbers ...

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Overview

How to Rock Climb!, now in its fifth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. All the fundamentals—from ethics to getting up the rock—are presented in John Long’s classic style. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. It is the essential how-to book for rock climbers everywhere. Now with more than 300 color photographs and illustrations, this is the most thorough and complete upgrade this best-selling title has seen since first publishing more than a decade ago.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762755349
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: How To Climb Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 411,024
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Long's instructional books have made him a best-seller in the outdoor industry, with well over a million copies in print. A legendary rock climber and world adventurer, his feats include the first one-day ascent of El Capitan and a coast-to-coast traverse of Borneo. His other climbing books include Advanced Rock Climbing (with Craig Luebben), Climbing Anchors, More Climbing Anchors, and Big Walls (with John Middendorf), among others. He makes his home in Venezuela and in Venice, California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments x
Introduction xi
Chapter 1 The Climbing Game 1
Chapter 2 Face Climbing Skills 15
Chapter 3 Crack Climbing Skills 43
Chapter 4 Ropes, Anchors, and Belays 73
Chapter 5 The Art of Leading 129
Chapter 6 Getting Down 163
Chapter 7 Sport Climbing 183
Chapter 8 Training for Climbing 193
Chapter 9 Getting Started and Staying Alive 205
Appendix Sources and Glossary 213
Index 217
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2001

    Loads of cool pictures

    This book is great for beginners, I'm a beginner myselfe. It includes tips on how to get started climbing, what kind of gear you need, and how to train. It also includes info on tequnique for many different forms of climbing. Also, it has lots of cool pictures that make it even better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2000

    GREAT BEGINEER BOOK

    GIVES TIPS FOR ALL ASPECTS OF CLIMBING A BEGINNING CLIMBER CAN THINK OF.

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