Sport Climbing: Techniques for climbing bolted routes [NOOK Book]

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Written by one of the UK's top climbing instructors Pete Hill, this guidebook is aimed at beginners and experienced sport climbers. It covers all the technical skills needed to climb bolted sport routes worldwide, from short single-pitch entry-grade routes, through harder modern test-pieces to classic multi-pitch crag and mountain routes. Sport climbing has become a phenomenally popular pastime, and every day countless numbers of people enjoy the ascent of bolt-protected routes. Subjects such as bolt types, ...
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Sport Climbing: Techniques for climbing bolted routes

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Overview

Written by one of the UK's top climbing instructors Pete Hill, this guidebook is aimed at beginners and experienced sport climbers. It covers all the technical skills needed to climb bolted sport routes worldwide, from short single-pitch entry-grade routes, through harder modern test-pieces to classic multi-pitch crag and mountain routes. Sport climbing has become a phenomenally popular pastime, and every day countless numbers of people enjoy the ascent of bolt-protected routes. Subjects such as bolt types, belaying and lowering-off are all detailed, along with many peripheral skills such as bottom roping, redpointing and abseiling. The book is highly illustrated with colour photographs to inform and inspire you to get out onto the crags. Whatever your grade or aspirations, the contents of this book will help you to enjoy sport climbing safely and with confidence. Includes an appendix detailing some of the best sport-climbing venues across the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849658751
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 2/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Pete 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 highest UK instructional qualification, and 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 frequent contributor to various magazines and web sites, he is author of 'The International Handbook of Technical Mountaineering' and co-author of 'The Mountain Skills Training Handbook'.
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

Contents Introduction 1 Bolts and Bolting 2 Equipment 3 Knots 4 Basic Skills 5 Bottom-roping 6 Leading 7 Belaying the Leader 8 Lowering Off 9 Multi-pitch Routes 10 Abseiling Appendix 1: Climbing Grades and Guidebooks Appendix 2: Selected Sport-climbing Venues Appendix 3: Glossary Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2008

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    I have been climbing for quite a few years and sport climbing for two or three, but still learnt so much from this book. Pete Hill has again written a book (he also wrote 'Rock Climbing') that puts over so much useful information in such a presentable package. Things such as Z clipping, back clipping and the like are clearly explained, as are a number of ways of arranging things at the lower off point. Even things like multi-pitch climbing and abseiling are covered. I like the way that photographs are used to illustrate skills, and not diagrams, which I often find to be complicated and confusing. There are lots of other pictures in there as well, both throughout the main text and in a sport climbing venue section at the back, and many of these pictures are superb. Somehow, it always seems to be sunny! I would suggest that you read this book if you are starting out on sport routes or have been climbing for some time. It would also be very useful for anyone who climbs indoors, as many of the skills Pete talks about are very relevant here as well. This is certainly a very good book and one that I highly recommend to anyone looking to 'clip a bolt'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2008

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    This is a very handy book, given the amount of sport climbing that goes on these days, in the UK as well as abroad. It is very easy to just go out and clip a bolt, but there is far more than this to consider, and this book covers all of those points. It only covers technical skills and not climbing movement on rock, but there are plenty of books that cover the latter. It is with the technical side that Pete Hill excels, and this book is packed. The information is backed up with a lot of very good technical photographs, with other photos showing climbers climbing at various venues around the world. I teach climbing in the UK and can thoroughly recommend this book as being the most useful and up to date that I have come across for this style of climbing, and I will be recommending it to my students, as well as to anyone that I know who is heading for the bolts of the UK or further afield. It's not just for beginners but for seasoned climbers as well.

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