Todd Skinner takes the sport of rock climbing into the 21st century. Over 60 illustrations make learning easy. Designed to supplement professional instruction, Modern Rock Climbing goes beyond the basics, transcending all other books on the subject. Develop a conditioning and training program to prepare you for the rigors of all types of modern climbing, including sport climbing on climbing walls. Discover the difference between free climbing and traditional styles. Go beyond the basics with unique tips from a pro's bag of tricks. Let America's top climber share his secrets for leading, visualizing, memorizing and advanced moves. Unique to "Modern Rock Climbing" is body maintenance. Tape hands for crack climbing to prevent injury. Care for your fingers after multiple days on the rock. Competitive climbing with the rules for judging are detailed to encourage participation in a growing sport. Understand the ethics for putting up new routes, bolting, anchors and cleaning.