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Knack Rock Climbing: A Beginner's Guide: From the Gym to the Rocks

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Rock climbing can be a difficult, dangerous sport. But it doesn't have to be. Enter Knack Rock Climbing. An ideal primer for anyone who wants to climb—whether in a gym or outside, on the rocks—it presents the essentials as never before. Full-color, step-by-step photos and succinct instructions show you exactly what equipment you need and how to use it—for such basic skills as belaying, lowering, rappelling, knot-tying, setting up anchors, and leading. With this book and some expert guidance, you'll soon be out on...

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Overview

Rock climbing can be a difficult, dangerous sport. But it doesn't have to be. Enter Knack Rock Climbing. An ideal primer for anyone who wants to climb—whether in a gym or outside, on the rocks—it presents the essentials as never before. Full-color, step-by-step photos and succinct instructions show you exactly what equipment you need and how to use it—for such basic skills as belaying, lowering, rappelling, knot-tying, setting up anchors, and leading. With this book and some expert guidance, you'll soon be out on the rocks and safely climbing. Over 450 full-color photos covering:Equipment
• Knots
• BelayingFace Climbing
• Crack ClimbingIndoor ClimbingTop-Rope ClimbingSport Climbing
• BoulderingLead Climbing
• Climbing AnchorsRappelling
• Safety

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599218526
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/18/2010
  • Series: Knack: Make It Easy Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,396,452
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart M. Green is a lifelong climber as well as a professional writer and photographer who specializes in adventure travel and climbing subjects. He has written 18 books, many for FalconGuides, including many comprehensive rock climbing books including Rock Climbing Europe, Rock Climbing Colorado, Rock Climbing New England, Rock Climbing Utah, and Rock Climbing Arizona. He has also written and photographed articles for many outdoor publications, including Climbing and Rock and Ice magazines. He is the site administrator and editor for the climbing website on About.com. He regularly does book signings at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City for FalconGuides as well as at other venues and is experienced doing both radio and television interviews. He works as a rock climbing guide for Front Range Climbing Company in Colorado. Ian Green began climbing at age 3, was the youngest American to climb a 5.13, was on the U.S. Climbing Team in the 1990s, and climbed professionally for ten years. He continues to climb around the world while working as a directional driller in western Colorado. This is his first book for Globe Pequot Press. Mark Doolittle's photography has appeared in Knack Weight Training for Women. He is based in Longmont, Colorado. Visit him at www.markdoolittlephoto.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Excellent book with everything you need to learn to become a cli

    Excellent book with everything you need to learn to become a climber from starting out as a total beginner. My wife and I used the book when we started climbing at a gym in Maryland and progressed through each chapter. We especially liked all the photographs and the short bulleted information with each one. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn how to become a safe and competent climber.

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