Rock Climbing: Introduction to essential technical skills for leaders and seconds

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Rock climbing is one of the most popular pastimes in the world, and this book is designed for anyone who wishes to take it up as a sport. Covering all the basic technical skills needed, it is also invaluable for those who already climb but would like to increase their technical knowledge on both single- and multi-pitch routes, and for parents of young climbers needing to learn more about their child's chosen sport.Written by one of the UK's top mountain instructors, the books cover all aspects of climbing in a ...
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Overview

Rock climbing is one of the most popular pastimes in the world, and this book is designed for anyone who wishes to take it up as a sport. Covering all the basic technical skills needed, it is also invaluable for those who already climb but would like to increase their technical knowledge on both single- and multi-pitch routes, and for parents of young climbers needing to learn more about their child's chosen sport.Written by one of the UK's top mountain instructors, the books cover all aspects of climbing in a clear and accessible format.Whether you are just starting out or are already experienced on rock, the contents of this book will help you to enjoy climbing safely and with confidence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852845292
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 10/9/2007
  • Series: Cicerone Guide Series
  • Pages: 189
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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 is the author of Sport Climbing, and Rock Climbing, both for Cicerone Press.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2008

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    Pete Hill's 'Rock Climbing' book has given me loads more information than other similar titles. It is written in his usual, no-nonsense fashion, and has loads of practical information and tips. Pete has also added a few personal tales in seperate boxes, such as starting out climbing with his Mum's washing line, or leading a route after forgetting all the kit! These sound terrifying, but just go to improve the validity of the very good technical information that is included all the way through the text. I like the fact that all of the technical illustrations are done with very good photographs, as these give a clear representation of what is in the text. There are many other photographs that are quite inspirational, as well as a short section at the back on where to go climbing. All in all I highly recommend this book. I do not consider myself to be a beginner, but have found it very worth while reading through and finding many things to 'tidy up' my technique. It would be a great companion to anyone starting out, taking a climbing course, or as a brush-up for you if you have been climbing for a while. Very good indeed.

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