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The essential handbook for every beginner, Learning to Climb Indoors is the most complete book available on indoor climbing.
Veteran climber, performance coach, and renowned author Eric J. Hörst gives you all the information you need to get started and have fun. From what to expect on your first visit to a climbing gym to in-depth instruction on climbing techniques, tactics, and strategy, this guide will take you through your first few days—and years—as a climber.
Hörst covers basic gear, fundamental safety techniques, and the importance of personal one-on-one instruction at the gym. Chapters on mental control, physical conditioning, and self-assessment round out the training. And as you progress, advice on advanced techniques and tactics will help you conquer the steepest walls. Hörst concludes by revealing the secrets to climbing your best and achieving excellence—both on and off the rock wall.
Comprehensive instruction for the beginning indoor climber who hopes to eventually climb outdoors.
About the Author
Eric Horst has been climbing for nearly thirty years. He is the author of Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, Training for Climbing, and How to Climb 5.12. He lives with his wife Lisa Ann and their two sons, Cameron and Jonathan, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction (2) Welcome to the Vertical Extreme! (3) Equipment and Safety Gear (4) Learning the Safety Systems (5) The Keys to Rapid Learning of Skills (6) Basic Skills and Drills (7) Advanced Techniques and Drills (8) Lead Climbing and Success Strategies (9) Mental Training and Fear Management (10) Getting into Climbing Shape (11) The Secrets to Climbing Your Best (12) Afterword (13) Glossary (14) Suggested Reading (15) Resources
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