Rock Climbing for Fun! by Dana Meachen Rau, Frances J. Bonacci, Bob Culp
Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.
Dana Meachen Rau is an author, editor, and illustrator of children’s books. She has written more than 100 books for children, many of them nonfiction in subjects including astronomy, history, and geography, as well as numerous biographies. She lives in Burlington, Connecticut, with her husband and two children.
Table of Contents
The Basics Introduction / From the Bottom to the Top 4 History / The Highest and the Hardest 6 Bouldering and Top-Roping / With Ropes and Without 8 Lead Climbing / From Pitch to Pitch 10 Indoor Climbing / No Matter What the Weather 12 Equipment / The Gear You Need 14 Equipment / Even More Gear You Need! 16 Doing It Safety / Check and Double-check 18 Bouldering / Low but Tough 20 Top-Roping / Working Together 22 Communication / Climbing Calls 24 Handholds / Get a Grip! 26 Footholds / Stepping Up! 28 Rating System / What's Your Class? 30 Reaching the Top / What a View! 32 People, Places, and Fun Variations on Climbing / Leave It to the Experts! 34 Famous Climbs / Where to Go 36 Competitive Climbing / The Best in the World 38 A Climbing Class / On the Tower with Jackie 40 Rock-Climbing Timeline / What Happened When? 42 Trivia / Fun Rock-Climbing Facts 44 Quick Reference Guide / Rock-Climbing Words to Know 46 Glossary / Other Words to Know 47 Where to LearnMore 47 Index 48