Synopses & Reviews
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, strategy, and taking your indoor skills outdoors, this guide will take you through your first few days—and years—as a climber.
This revised and fully updated edition includes a new section on youth climbing as well as more information on taking your indoor-climbing skills outside onto real rock. Full color photos round out the package to make Learning to Climb Indoors an indispensable resource for new climbers.
About the Author
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