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Rock Climbing: A Beginner's Guide: From the Gym to the Rocks (Knack: Make It Easy)by Stewart M. Green
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Rock climbing can be a difficult, dangerous sport. But it doesnt have to be. Enter Knack Rock Climbing. An ideal primer for anyone who wants to climb—whether in a gym or outside, on the rocks—it presents the essentials as never before. Full-color, step-by-step photos and succinct instructions show you exactly what equipment you need and how to use it—for such basic skills as belaying, lowering, rappelling, knot-tying, setting up anchors, and leading. With this book and some expert guidance, youll soon be out on the rocks and safely climbing.
Over 450 full-color photos covering:
Equipment * Knots * Belaying
Face Climbing * Crack Climbing
Sport Climbing * Bouldering
Lead Climbing * Climbing Anchors
Rappelling * Safety
Knack Rock Climbing gets people started by giving them fundamental knowledge about climbing, equipment, movement, and safety.
Judging from movies like Cliffhanger, rock climbing seems dangerous and, well, like a hard sport to do. The reality is that it doesnt take much to get out climbing—in the gym or on the rocks. Knack Rock Climbing gets people started by giving them fundamental knowledge about climbing, equipment, movement, and safety. Photographs that accompany the succinct text every step of the way illustrate the basics of rock climbing, allowing quick comprehension of complex skills. This book is the only full-color volume on all aspects of climbing that specifically targets the beginner and novice rock climber.
About the Author
Stewart M. Green is a lifelong climber as well as a professional writer and photographer who specializes in adventure travel and climbing subjects. He has written 18 books, many for FalconGuides, including many comprehensive rock climbing books including Rock Climbing Europe, Rock Climbing Colorado, Rock Climbing New England, Rock Climbing Utah, and Rock Climbing Arizona.
Ian Green was the youngest American to climb a 5.13, was on the U.S. Climbing Team in the 1990s, and climbed professionally for ten years. He continues to climb around the world while working as a directional driller.
Mark Doolittle's photography has appeared in Knack Weight Training for Women. Visit him at www.markdoolittlephoto.com
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