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Crack Climbing! (Falcon Guides How to Climb)

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Publisher Comments:

Addictive but usually legal, crack climbing has become hugely popular in recent years. As a result, specific techniques and strategies have been developed by climbers to help tackle everything from low-angle slab cracks to soaring splitters. Through a blend of text, color photos, and illustrations, Crack Climbing! clearly demonstrates and explains what it takes to climb cracks successfully.
 
FROM THE INTRODUCTION

“It may be the fun and fluid motion of crack climbing, the sustained athleticism required, the ‘head for placing gear, or even the amazing like-minded individuals we meet at the crags that attract us to this sport. But more than all that, we like clipping the anchor on a wonderfully strenuous crack and experiencing the worn-out yet satisfied feeling of arriving home at the end of a long, happy journey.”

 
Starting with an overview of the unique crack types found at the worlds most famous climbing areas, the authors move on to cover such topics as:

• Jamming techniques (finger, hand, fist, foot, body)

• Strategies for specific crack types such as chimneys, liebacks, underclings, and roof cracks

• How to safely lead cracks and place protection

• Techniques for efficient movement and strength recovery while climbing

• Obtaining the psychological edge to be a successful crack climber

Synopsis:

Crack climbing continues to be a hugely popular pursuit among the general climbing population--in fact, in recent years crack climbing (or "trad" climbing) has experienced a significant resurgence. Through the use of text, photos, and illustrations, this book explores in-depth the wide range of techniques required to successfully climb cracks. The book starts with how to make the transition from indoor climbing and sport climbing to traditional crack climbing, then moves on to cover topics such as jamming techniques (finger, hand, fist, foot, body), strategies on when and where to place protection, strategies that apply to specific rock types (the soft sandstone of Canyonlands vs. the slippery granite of Yosemite), strategies that apply to specific rock features (low-angle slabs vs. overhanging roof cracks), and information on how to obtain the psychological edge required to be a successful crack climber.

About the Author

Crack masters Lisa Gnade and Steve "Nitro" Petro, well known in the climbing world, share more than 40 years of combined crack-climbing experience in this book, packing it full of tips and tricks. Steve's legendary strength is appropriately juxtaposed against Lisa's athleticism and grace, clearly demonstrating that climbing cracks is a rewarding activity available to all types of climbers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762745913
Author:
Gnade, Lisa
Publisher:
Falcon Press Publishing
Author:
Petro, Steve
Subject:
Free climbing
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Edition Description:
First
Series:
How To Climb Series
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 b&w illustrations; 160 color photos
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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Crack climbing continues to be a hugely popular pursuit among the general climbing population--in fact, in recent years crack climbing (or "trad" climbing) has experienced a significant resurgence. Through the use of text, photos, and illustrations, this book explores in-depth the wide range of techniques required to successfully climb cracks. The book starts with how to make the transition from indoor climbing and sport climbing to traditional crack climbing, then moves on to cover topics such as jamming techniques (finger, hand, fist, foot, body), strategies on when and where to place protection, strategies that apply to specific rock types (the soft sandstone of Canyonlands vs. the slippery granite of Yosemite), strategies that apply to specific rock features (low-angle slabs vs. overhanging roof cracks), and information on how to obtain the psychological edge required to be a successful crack climber.

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