Craig Luebben was an AMGA Rock Guide Instructor and served on the Board of Directors for six years. He was the author or co-author of nine books on climbing and wrote numerous gear reviews and travel articles for Climbing and Rock & Ice magazines. He had a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and had done graduate work in rocket science. An off-width aficionado, Craig invented the expandable tube chock known as a Big Bro (see page TK), which is still sold by Trango. On August 9th, 2009, at the age of 49, Craig was killed while leading a pitch on Mount Torment in North Cascades National Park when a car-sized block of ice broke off sending him on a 30-foot fall. Craig is survived by his wife Silvia and his daughter, who was 6 at the timeboth of whom he loved deeply. Clyde Soles is a freelance writer and photographer with four decades of climbing experience. He is former Senior Editor of Rock & Ice magazine and the founder of Trail Runner magazine. Clyde has authored or co-authored nine outdoor how-to books, including two other knots books.
Knots for Climbersby Craig Luebben, Clyde Soles (Revised by)
This completely revised and updated edition of Craig Luebben's bestseller covers the ten essential climbing knots all climbers need to know, then presents sixteen others for special situations. All new color photos make learning these knots a cinch. Knots include the Munter hitch, the auto block, the clove hitch, and the equalizing figure eight. Also included are photos of the knots being used in the field and an overview of essential climbing equipment.
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