Indoor Climbing: Skills for climbing wall users and instructors [NOOK Book]

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An instructional guidebook to all the skills and equipment for indoor climbing, dry tooling and bouldering, this book is invaluable for beginners and instructors on CWA, CWLA and NICAS schemes, and also for climbers wanting to increase their technical knowledge to enjoy their climbing wall experience to the max, written by one of the UK's top mountain instructors. Indoor climbing, in all of its forms, has a huge following. Whether it is being used for training, teaching or fun, it is here to stay. This book ...
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Indoor Climbing: Skills for climbing wall users and instructors

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Overview

An instructional guidebook to all the skills and equipment for indoor climbing, dry tooling and bouldering, this book is invaluable for beginners and instructors on CWA, CWLA and NICAS schemes, and also for climbers wanting to increase their technical knowledge to enjoy their climbing wall experience to the max, written by one of the UK's top mountain instructors. Indoor climbing, in all of its forms, has a huge following. Whether it is being used for training, teaching or fun, it is here to stay. This book covers all aspects with full coverage of the basics alongside detailed information and suggestions for supervisors and instructors. Equipment, warming up, bouldering, bottom roping, leading, top roping and abseiling are all included. Dry tooling has also begun to find a niche in the repertoire of many climbing centres. Having the right equipment and knowing the basic techniques for a successful session are essential, and this book will tell you all you need to do so. The author has drawn on many years' climbing, route setting and teaching experience and used the skills and experience of many of the UK's top climbing facilities and their staff to produce an indispensable book for any indoor climber.

Writer and rock and mountain sport instructor Pete Hill has completed climbs across the world, including first ascents in the Himalayas, many in extreme conditions. He is holder of the MIC award, the highest UK instructional qualification, and author of ?Sport Climbing' and ?Rock Climbing', both for Cicerone.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849658584
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 2/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Pete Hill MIC, FRGS has climbed in many continents and countries across the world, including first ascents in the Himalayas. He is a holder of the MIC award, the top UK instructional qualification, and has been delivering rock and mountain sports courses at the highest level for a number of years. He is a member of the Alpine Club, honorary life member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. A lack of common sense has caused him to be found on the north faces of the Eiger and Matterhorn in winter, as well as on a number of other extreme routes climbed in difficult conditions in the European Alps, Africa, Nepal and India.

Pete lives in Scotland and has two daughters, Rebecca and Samantha. A frequent contributor to various magazines and websites, he is also author of The International Handbook of Technical Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and Sport Climbing, and co-author (with Stuart Johnston) of the globally successful The Mountain Skills Training Handbook. He runs both summer and winter skills courses from beginner through to advanced level.
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Table of Contents

Preface

1 Climbing Walls and Structures
2 Equipment
3 Warming Up (and Down)
4 Techniques for Climbing
5 Bouldering
6 Technical Skills
7 Bottom-roping
8 Leading
9 Top-roping and Abseiling
10 Dry tooling
11 Other Climbing Wall Activities

Appendix 1: Climber's Checklist
Appendix 2: Associations and Award Schemes
Appendix 3: Glossary

Index
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