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 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.

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.

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.

Gym Climb

Author: John Long
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 0934641757
Release Date: 1994-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Vertical, overhanging and upside-down climbing on indoor walls studded with bulbous handholds and footholds is the fastest-rising adventure sport. This book is a complete instruction guide to technique, safety, and getting the most out of your indoor climbing experience.

Climbing Anchors

Author: John Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493001330
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This completely revised and updated edition with all new color photos brings together in a single volume the anchoring systems most popular among climbers. Most climbers today learn their craft on artificial climbing walls and on sport routes with fixed protection. Their first efforts to lead on trad routes often come as a rude shock--they find that they haven't the skills and training to safeguard the climb or to set up solid belays. This new edition of Climbing Anchors is the climber's complete and authoritative source of information on protection, from fundamental knots to sophisticated rigging and equalizing skills.

Knots for Climbers

Author: Craig Luebben
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762768585
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Teaches the reader the Twelve Essential Climbing Knots, and then presents eighteen others for various special situations. Color illustrations make learning these knots a cinch.

Rock Climbing Virginia West Virginia and Maryland

Author: Eric Horst
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762795864
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This revised and updated guidebook--now in full color--provides rock climbers with information on the best climbs in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, accompanied with color action photographs, climbing history for each area, route ratings and trip planning information, pitch-by-pitch written descriptions, detailed color topos and clear overview photos, descent information and gear recommendations.

Rock Climbing Utah

Author: Stewart M. Green
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762792849
Release Date: 2012-12-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Utah is a magnificent landscape of startling diversity and beauty, manifested for climbers in more cliff miles of exposed rock than any other state. Fragile sandstone towers pierce the sky amid endless miles of vertical cliffs sometimes more than a half mile high; wondrous canyon walls of cobblestone and limestone overhang at dizzying angles; and granite domes and slabs recline on sunny mountain slopes. Rock Climbing Utah is the only guide available that covers all the major climbing areas in the state. Traditional and sport climbers from the beginner to expert will find a superb sampling of hundreds of routes in the 25 areas covered--including 300 new routes that were not in the first edition. This fully revised and expanded guidebook offers first-hand information for climbers, including area overviews and climbing histories, route betas and topos, color maps and photos, equipment recommendations, approach and descent information, and listings for shops, gyms, and guide services. Stunning action photos round out the package to make Rock Climbing Utah an essential source for visitng and local climbers alike.

Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin

Author: Mike Farris
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781461745846
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Descriptions and maps to all the major climbing areas in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Two hundred new routes and two new climbing areas have been added for a total of nearly 1,000 routes at 13 areas.

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.

Building Your Own Indoor Climbing Wall

Author: Ramsay Thomas
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 0934641730
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A primer that provides strategy and design guidelines for building an imaginative climbing wall at home. Veteran builder of many indoor walls, Ramsay Thomas shows the details of construction common to all wood-frame indoor walls, including making your own molded movable holds.

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.

Rock Climbing New England

Author: Stewart M. Green
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493014958
Release Date: 2015-06-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

New England is one of the country's most spectacular rock climbing arenas. The 66,608-square-mile region is studded with intimate crags, sweeping walls, compact sea cliffs, towering ledges, and spectacular overhangs. This full-color, revised edition of Rock Climbing New England describes fifteen of the region's best climbing areas in detail. Your choices of rocks and routes include two of the country's premier traditional crags, Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges in New Hampshire; New England's biggest rock face, Cannon Cliff in New Hampshire; and stunning sea cliff routes at Maine's Acadia National Park and at Rhode Island's Fort Wetherill State Park. Other superb selections include urban cragging at Crow Hill near Boston, the traprock cliffs of Ragged Mountain in Connecticut, and the granite slabs of Wheeler Mountain in Vermont. Inside you will also discover: climbing history of each site, pitch-by-pitch written descriptions, detailed topos and clear overview photos, and insider tips to remote climbing areas waiting to be explored. Rock Climbing New England, 2nd edition is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking adventure in this remarkable region.