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Complete Climber's Handbook (Rev 00 Edition)by Jerry Cinnamon
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"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
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.
"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
Part 1: Climbing Locations and Tools
2. Climbing Indoors