Complete Guide to Rope Techniques

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Essential reading for beginners, advanced climbers, and professional instructors For climbers of all abilities, understanding and executing efficient rope management is crucial for safe climbing. The Complete Guide to Rope Techniques provides the essential knowledge needed for normal day-to-day climbing, from basic tying-on and belaying methods to more advanced skills needed for competitive climbing. Each technique is presented in a simple and straightforward manner and is broken down into its individual ...

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Overview

Essential reading for beginners, advanced climbers, and professional instructors For climbers of all abilities, understanding and executing efficient rope management is crucial for safe climbing. The Complete Guide to Rope Techniques provides the essential knowledge needed for normal day-to-day climbing, from basic tying-on and belaying methods to more advanced skills needed for competitive climbing. Each technique is presented in a simple and straightforward manner and is broken down into its individual components. Look inside to find: • Useful knots and basic techniques• Top and bottom roping• Snow, rock, and ice anchors• Abseiling• Ascending a fixed rope• Escaping from the system• Direct belays and belaying techniques• Glacier travel and crevasse rescue• Improvised rescues• Short roping• Double-rope technique• Single pitch climbing• And much more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762746781
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Guide to Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 955,753
  • Product dimensions: 4.38 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Shepherd is a professional mountain guide and was the Training Officer to the British Association of Mountain Guides, serving also as its president. He has climbed and guided extensively throughout the world. His writing and photographs are widely published in the outdoor media.

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