Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills

Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills

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by Craig Luebben
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898867436

ISBN-13: 9780898867435

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The

A professional guide for more than twenty years, Craig Luebben has taught rock climbing basics to hundreds of clients and has conducted self-rescue clinics across the U.S. Here he presents the modern knowledge you need to rock climb in almost any arena. Learn a dynamic style of movement for the greatest climbing efficiency, how to avoid and escape hazardous situations…  See more details below

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A professional guide for more than twenty years, Craig Luebben has taught rock climbing basics to hundreds of clients and has conducted self-rescue clinics across the U.S. Here he presents the modern knowledge you need to rock climb in almost any arena. Learn a dynamic style of movement for the greatest climbing efficiency, how to avoid and escape hazardous situations, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898867435
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
754,049
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Face climbing - dancing on the rock
Ch. 2Crack climbing - climbing cracks from fingertip width to full-body chimneys
Ch. 3Climbing gear - outfitting for the climb
Ch. 4Knots - bringing the rope to life
Ch. 5Belay anchors and lead protection - protecting traditional climbs
Ch. 6Belaying - keeping your partner safe
Ch. 7Top-roping - climbing with the safety of an overhead rope
Ch. 8Sport climbing - climbing bolt-protected routes
Ch. 9Traditional lead climbing - leading with protection from nuts and cams
Ch. 10Multipitch free climbs - climbing high and free
Ch. 11Getting down - returning to earth
Ch. 12Bouldering - leaving the rope at home
Ch. 13Training - improving your mental and physical fitness for rock climbing
Ch. 14Climbing safe - avoiding and escaping bad situations
App. AClimbing rating systems

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Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best instructional rock climbing book of those currently available. It is full of information both practical and lifesaving, and it is an essential read for both novices and experienced rock climbers. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read a lot of instructional climbing books and this definitely the best. No wonder it won the National Outdoor Book Award. Covers all the topics you need to know about rock climbing, and it includes exercises for practicing. The photos are crisp and clear too. It has all of the most modern techniques, so I've learned a lot even though I've been climbing for 18 years. Every rock climber should read this book.
Stay717 More than 1 year ago
It was a good book but like anything else that is an instruction manual it doesn't mean much unless you are actually doing it. I think a video would be much better but the best is an actual class. You can't learn to rock climb from a book but you can learn the terminology etc..