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The Complete Climber's Handbook

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Essential insights from a master of the sport."--Outside

This comprehensive four-season manual, a revised and expanded edition of the popular Climbing Rock and Ice, covers both techniques and equipment for all facets of this increasingly popular sport, including rock climbing, ice climbing, and indoor climbing walls.

The Complete Climber's Handbook provides all the in-depth information climbers from beginners to experts need, from how to lead a climb, detailed instructions on movement, anchoring systems, and safety, to sidebar accounts from experienced climbers. Author Jerry Cinnamon has taught climbing for years and originally developed this book for a college class on mountain leadership. He knows what questions climbers ask, and he has the answers.

What reviewers said about the first edition:

"I wish I could give each [new climber] a copy."--Rock and Ice

"A fine introduction to technique with many clear drawings and lucid description."--Book News, Inc.

"One of the better new how-to-do-everything books we've seen. All the basics, and more."--Climbing

Synopsis:

This outdoor classic, praised by major climbing magazines, is one of the leading guides to a sport that at least 7 million Americans enjoyed last year. Revised to ride the crest of climbing's surging wave of popularity, The Complete Climber's Handbook features:
-- New sections on indoor climbing walls. plus updated information on gear and techniques.
-- A thorough introduction to every aspect of the sport — covers everything a novice needs and also provides the in-depth detail on rock, ice, and walls that experienced climbers want.
-- Answers to the questions climbers most frequently ask.

The Complete Climber's Handbook is unparalleled in its coverage.

Synopsis:

"Essential insights from a master of the sport."­­Outside Magazine

This outdoor classic, praised by major climbing magazines, is one of the leading guides to a sport that at least 7 million Americans enjoyed last year. The Complete Climber's Handbook is now fully revised to ride the crest of climbing's surging wave of popularity.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: Climbing Locations and Tools

1. Movement

2. Climbing Indoors

3. Knots

4. Harnesses and Helmets

5. Rope

6. Belaying

7. Protection

8. Rappelling

9. Leading Rock

10. Anchor Systems

11. Fall Forces

Part 2: Ice, Mountains, and Climbers

12. Movement on Snow and Ice

13. Protection on Snow and Ice

14. The Nature of Ice

15. Steep Ice

16. Avalanches

Part 3: Climbing Program Concerns

17. Top-Rope Site Management for Groups

18. Managing Risk

Appendices

Appendix A. First-Aid Programs

Appendix B. Fitness

Appendix C. Lightning

Appendix D. Pulley System Basics

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071357555
Author:
Cinnamon, Jerry
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Author:
Cinnamon Jerry
Location:
Camden, ME
Subject:
Hiking
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Rock climbing
Subject:
Camping
Subject:
Snow and ice climbing
Subject:
ice,climbing,rock,climbers,climbing walls,popular climbing rock,Handbook,Snow,Protection,mountain,anchoring systems,indoor climbing walls
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Expanded
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
May 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.18x7.39x.79 in. 1.44 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages International Marine Publishing - English 9780071357555 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This outdoor classic, praised by major climbing magazines, is one of the leading guides to a sport that at least 7 million Americans enjoyed last year. Revised to ride the crest of climbing's surging wave of popularity, The Complete Climber's Handbook features:
-- New sections on indoor climbing walls. plus updated information on gear and techniques.
-- A thorough introduction to every aspect of the sport — covers everything a novice needs and also provides the in-depth detail on rock, ice, and walls that experienced climbers want.
-- Answers to the questions climbers most frequently ask.

The Complete Climber's Handbook is unparalleled in its coverage.

"Synopsis" by ,

"Essential insights from a master of the sport."­­Outside Magazine

This outdoor classic, praised by major climbing magazines, is one of the leading guides to a sport that at least 7 million Americans enjoyed last year. The Complete Climber's Handbook is now fully revised to ride the crest of climbing's surging wave of popularity.

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