How to Rock Climb

Author: John Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762766741
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

How to Rock Climb!, now in its fifth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. All the fundamentals—from ethics to getting up the rock—are presented in John Long's classic style. Thoroughly 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. Now with more than 300 color photographs and illustrations, this is the most thorough and complete upgrade this best-selling title has seen since first publishing more than a decade ago.

Learning to Rock Climb

Author: Michael Loughman
Publisher: Sierra Club Books for Children
ISBN: 0871562812
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Shows how to use the basic tools and techniques of rock climbing, describes several approaches to climbing, and includes tips on safety

Rock Climbing 2nd Edition

Author: Topher Donahoe
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594858635
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

• Approximately 35 new techniques, safety considerations, and subjects • National Outdoor Book Award winner in first edition • First edition of this popular title has sold 50,000 copies Thousands of rock climbers have learned the sport using Craig Luebben’s seminal and bestselling text, Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills. Now Craig’s friend and fellow climber Topher Donahue brings the content up to current standards and includes technological advances, while preserving Craig’s comprehensive approach. An award-winning climber in his own right, Topher uses his writing and photography skills to simplify the complex world of modern climbing technique and reveals the thought process behind safe and practical climbing methods. This second edition includes European climbing techniques that offer alternatives to those traditionally taught in North America. Topher has also incorporated new lessons derived from accidents due, in part, to the increased popularity of climbing. Also found in this edition: • Over 10,000 more words and 125 more photos • Three never-before-published techniques: Adjustable Hitch, High Friction Tubes, and Bight Method • Detailed technical updates throughout • New distinction between “anchor” (a group of placements, pieces, or bolts used at the end of a pitch or for top rope or rappel setup) and “placement” or “piece” (individual cams, nuts, etc., used in groups to make an anchor or used individually as protection on a pitch)

Advanced Rock Climbing

Author: John Long
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 1575400758
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A mammoth effort and the final word on climbing techniques, this guide is for the established climber to refine and polish form.

Climb

Author: Jeff Achey
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898868769
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In 1977, well-respected climbing gurus Bob Godfrey and Dudley Chelton self-published Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado. The first climbing book of its kind, Climb! detailed Colorado climbing history and suggested a new set of challenges for those fascinated by life on the edge. In addition, Greg Epperson's photography introduced wide-angle drama and on-rappel images. Twenty-five years later, Chelton has teamed up with former Climbing magazine photo editor and climber Jeff Achey to recapture the original book's influence and impact for a new generation of climbers.

Rock Climbing

Author: Don Mellor
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039331653X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Demonstrates safe climbing techniques, and tells how to transfer skills learned on practice walls to the outdoors

Rock Climbing Anchors

Author: Craig Luebben
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594852398
Release Date: 2006-12-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

CLICK HERE to download the chapter called, "Anchor Basics" from Rock Climbing Anchors (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "Climbing anchors allow climbers to safely defy gravity. Solid anchors and proper rope techniques can prevent a fall from turning into a catastrophe, while bad anchors are an accident waiting to happen," says certified guide Craig Luebben, who invented his own type of climbing protection, the Big Bro. Since then, he taught rock climbing to hundreds of clients and has conducted self-rescue clinics across the United States. He distills more than twenty-five years of experience into Rock Climbing Anchors. This entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series, for intermediate-to-advanced climbers, presents modern anchoring ideas and techniques for top-roping, rappelling, sport climbing, traditional rock climbing, and mountaineering-all in one comprehensive guide. Luebben covers the finer points of all types of commonly used anchors: removable anchors including hexes, wired nuts, tri-cams, expanding wedges, expandable tubes, and cams; natural anchors such as trees and boulders; and fixed anchors like bolts and pitons. Photos show a variety of gear placements, accompanied by discussion of the pros and cons of each.

Learning to Climb Indoors

Author: Eric Horst
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762792740
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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 climbing skills outside, 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. 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.

Rock n Road

Author: Tim Toula
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 0762723068
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Reference

The rock climber's equivalent of a Rand McNally road atlas, this completely revised and updated new edition of Rock 'n' Road compiles information on over 3,000 climbing areas in all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico. The book offers location maps, detailed directions, star ratings, the kind of climbing and rock encountered, access issues, classic routes, and much more. The fundamental reference source for North American climbers.

Training for Climbing

Author: Eric Horst
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762659
Release Date: 2008-09-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Drawing on new research in sports medicine, nutrition, and fitness, this book offers a training program to help any climber achieve superior performance and better mental concentration on the rock, with less risk of injury.

Rock Climbing Basics

Author: Turlough Johnston
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811724204
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Covers bouldering to multipitch climbs Emphasis on safety and equipment Includes useful training program Fully illustrated with helpful color photos, this complete guide shows the beginner how to participate in the fast-growing sport of rock climbing. Step-by-step descriptions cover all the stages--approaching the climb, top roping, single pitch climbing, multipitch climbing, descending, and more--with an emphasis on proper equipment and safety. Some of the skills covered include the layback, chimneying, bridging, using running belays, and handling aretes, walls, corners, roofs, and overhangs.

The Push

Author: Tommy Caldwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399562723
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan “The rarest of adventure reads: it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.” —The Denver Post A finalist for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history—Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face—the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father. The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.