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

Advanced Rock Climbing

Author: John Long
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 1575400758
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The most comprehensive look at the subject yet. Advanced Rock Climbing picks up where John Long's How to Rock Climb leaves off, describing the climbing techniques and rope tricks of the modern rock climber. The guide covers both sport and traditional climbing, and self-rescue techniques, in Long's easy-to-read, entertaining style.

Allein in der Wand

Author: Alex Honnold
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492973298
Release Date: 2016-05-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Wenn Alex Honnold in eine Wand einsteigt, gibt es kein Zurück. Der sympathische 30-Jährige hat die puristischste Form des Kletterns, ohne Seil und Sicherung, in neue Dimensionen geführt. Nun blickt der Star der Szene auf die Highlights seiner Karriere zurück, wie die 400 und 900 Meter langen Free-Solo-Begehungen von »Moonlight Buttress« in Utah und »The Nose« im Yosemite-Nationalpark sowie die »Fitz Traverse« im Alpinstil mit Tommy Caldwell in Alaska. Er verrät, wie er den Spagat zwischen Abgrund und Privatleben schafft. Und erklärt eindrucksvoll, warum Risiko oftmals auch Gewinn bedeuten kann und wie man in Extremsituationen fokussiert bleibt.

9 von 10 Kletterern machen die gleichen Fehler

Author: Dave MacLeod
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864135804
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Es gibt eine Vielzahl von Ratgebern, die Klettertechniken beschreiben, Tipps geben und die besten Übungen zeigen. Dennoch machen 9 von 10 Kletterern die gleichen Fehler und halten sich dadurch selbst von ihrem eigenen Fortschritt ab. Dabei handelt es sich immer um dieselben Probleme: Motivationsmangel, schlechtes Zeitmanagement und die Unfähigkeit, die eigenen technischen und taktischen Fehler zu analysieren und zu korrigieren. Oft wird zum Beispiel übermäßiges Krafttraining betrieben, während leistungshemmende Faktoren wie die Sturzangst ignoriert werden. Dieses Buch behandelt die gängigsten Fehler beim Klettern und präsentiert Methoden, die nicht nur zur Verbesserung der Klettertechnik beitragen, sondern dem Kletterer auch helfen, am Felsen souveräne Entscheidungen zu treffen und sich auf das Wichtigste zu konzentrieren. Dave MacLeod hat seine 16-jährige Erfahrung als Kletterer auf Weltklasseniveau, Sportwissenschaftler und renommierter Trainer in diesen Ratgeber gesteckt, der jedem Kletterer helfen wird, über sich hinauszuwachsen. »Dave MacLeod zeigt eine erfrischend andere Betrachtungsweise des Trainings und Kletteralltags. Profitieren kann davon jeder – egal ob Anfänger oder Profi –, der gewillt ist, Einbahnstraßen zu verlassen und an seinen Schwächen zu arbeiten.« Dr. med. Volker Schöffl, Sportorthopädie Klinikum Bamberg »Wer die Grundlagen hat und wirklich durchstarten will, für den gibt es keine Alternative auf dem Buchmarkt. Absolut empfehlenswert – besonders für ambitionierte Kletterer.« kletterblog.info »Definitiv ein Buch, das aus dem Standardschema fällt – das lohnt sich!« bergfreunde.de »Die Fehler, die Dave MacLeod beschreibt, mögen simpel klingen. Doch wer es schafft, sie zu vermeiden, wird ein völlig neues Leistungsniveau erreichen – unabhängig vom Schwierigkeitsgrad. Äußerst lesenswert!« topoguide.de

Rock Climbing Connecticut

Author: David Fasulo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493015139
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Want to go vertical? Let Rock Climbing Connecticut point you to the best ascents in the state. Scale the rock at Ragged Mountain, jam your way up the cracks at Chatfield Hollow State Park, and get pumped on the bouldering circuit at 7 Falls State Park. What Connecticut climbs lack in vertical height, they more than make up for in steep and sustained adventure. Inside you'll find information on the best climbing routes and bouldering problems at many favorite areas, along with protection information and gear recommendations that will keep you heading to the top. You'll find: detailed topos for all the major crags; descriptions of hundreds of routes; background and historical information on many of the crags; easy-to-follow driving and approach directions to climbing and bouldering destinations.

Downward Bound A Mad Guide to Rock Climbing

Author: Warren Harding
Publisher: Joseph Reidhead Publishers
ISBN: 1940777410
Release Date: 2016-03-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Downward Bound is Warren Harding's offbeat and inventive climbing classic. Harding gives readers an introduction to climbing and recounts his first ascents of the Nose and the Wall of the Early Morning Light on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.The introduction to rock climbing and big walls is farcical. The tales of his ascents are vivid. And throughout he strives to return some of the fun to climbing through humorous story telling of the climbing culture of the 60s and 70s. Downward Boundis a testament to the rebellious and magnetic Batso. Excpert: Why do people climb? How the hell do I know? Answers to this perennial question range from Mallory's rather facetious (I think) "Because it's there" to (again) Mallory's enigmatic "If you ask the question, there can be no answer." Personally, I dig another version of Mallory's statement. Like, "We climb because it's there and we're mad!" How else could you explain freezing your ass off, battling heat and thirst, scaring yourself to death just to get up some rock face or mountain peak. Rock climbing is especially questionable in this respect. In basic mountain climbing the object is to reach the summit by any or the easiest route possible. In rock climbing it's not really necessary to reach a summit; the game seems to amount to finding the most difficult ways of getting nowhere."

How to Rock Climb

Author: Beth Bennett
Publisher: Chockstone Press
ISBN: 0934641765
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

This small book provides nutrition and diet information geared toward the special needs of climbers. The author discusses diet as it relates to energy needs.

A Beginner s Guide to Rock Climbing

Author: Jake Allen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1548013412
Release Date: 2017-06-14
Genre:

Mastering Basic Rock Climbing Concepts Book Length: 9796 Words Are you interested in rock climbing, but don't know where to get started? Or do you want to just learn more about the sport? It can be overwhelming trying to get your head wrapped around the different equipment, types of climbing, and techniques used. But the thing about the sport is you'll improve dramatically once you've familiarized yourself with these basic concepts. Download: A Beginner's Guide to Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Climbing Knowledge A Beginner's Guide to Rock Climbing contains a catalog of information as well as actionable items you can use to strengthen your climbing skills. You will learn: A holistic view of why you should rock climb and how mastering basic concepts can help you climb better and more efficiently. The benefits of climbing (and why I personally love it). Safety tips you must follow. What equipment you should buy to get started. The different types of rock climbing (to figure out which one is for you). What handholds and footholds you will encounter. The grips and foot techniques to tackle challenging problems. Overall approaches and mindset you should understand that will dramatically improve your performance. And much more. When I first started climbing, I was lost. I had no idea how I was supposed to use my body to conserve and expend energy more efficiently. This is the book I wish I had to get me started. Download the book now and start climbing today!

The Complete Guide to Rock Climbing

Author: Malcolm Creasey
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 0754808424
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This is a fully comprehensive, illustrateed guide to rcock climbing, with topics ranging from basic indoor wall-climbing techniques to the ultimate adventure of scaling sea cliffs and high mountain crags.

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)

Freeclimbing

Author: Thomas Strobl
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0706374983
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Offers challenge and adventure to those who want to try rockclimbing with minimal equipment; details the history of the sport and provides advice on the training and techniques required.

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

Author: Hollie Endres
Publisher: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 9781612113982
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This introduction to rock climbing provides the excitement and thrills only outdone by hitting the cliffs! Students will learn about the different methods of climbing and how to use safety equipment to become a responsible rock climber.