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How to Rock Climb!, now in its fourth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. This nuts-and-bolts guide serves as an introduction to rock climbing for beginners, and helps the intermediate climbers hone their knowledge of the sport. All the key elements, from ethics to getting up the climb, are in this book.

In clear, concise, and entertaining prose, veteran rock climber John Long provides the basics and distills the intricacies of modern technical rock climbing in all its diverse forms., Beginning with an overview of the history of climbing and the ratings system, Long then gives a complete review of face and crack climbing skills. He introduces the equipment needed to get up and down the rock and the art of leading. Sport climbing ¿ climbs done on protected routes ¿ training methods, and how to get started on your own climbing adventures round out this guide. Throughout the author stresses that safety and simplicity are the keys to climbing.

Inside you'll find: footwork and handhold positions; finger, hand, and off-width cracks; equipment, including ropes, anchors, and carabiners; information on belaying and belay devices; tips for leading and finding routes; downclimbing and rappelling; information on sport climbing; training, including bouldering and climbing gyms.

Use this best-selling book to face a wall, select a route, and climb!

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Revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more.

Synopsis:

How to Rock Climb!, now in its fourth edition, is the world's top instructional book on climbing. All the fundamentals--from ethics to getting up the rock--are presented in John Long's classic style. Revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. It is the essential how-to book for rock climbers everywhere.

About the Author

John Long is a legendary rock climber, world adventurer, and best-seller in the outdoor industry. His feats include the first one-day ascent of El Capitan and a coast-to-coast traverse of Borneo. He has written numerous books, including Climbing Anchors and More Climbing Anchors, and coauthored Advanced Rock Climbing and Big Walls. He resides in Venezuela and in Venice, California.

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ISBN:
9780762724710
Author:
Long, John
Publisher:
FalconGuides
Author:
Long1, John
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Rock climbing
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Fourth
Series:
How To Climb Series
Series Volume:
107-198
Publication Date:
20031101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw photos
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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Revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more.

"Synopsis" by ,
How to Rock Climb!, now in its fourth edition, is the world's top instructional book on climbing. All the fundamentals--from ethics to getting up the rock--are presented in John Long's classic style. Revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. It is the essential how-to book for rock climbers everywhere.

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