Featured are detailed line drawings and clear instructions on how to tie the gamut of climbing knots, explanations of the various uses of each knot, the best knots to use in specific situations, and an easy-to-use Index.
1998 National Outdoor Book Award winner. How to tie 35 climbing knots: step-by-step illustrations, easy-to-follow directions, when to use and not to use, and expert advice on selection and care of ropes.
Author: Clyde Soles
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 2004-03-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A KNOT SAMPLER FROM THE CHAPTER ON "KNOTS FOR HIKING & CAMPING" (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand * Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos * New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart by activity. Chapters include Knots Basics (from Tripod Lashing to the Figure 8 Loop), Knots for Hikers and Climbers (from the Prusik knot to the Autoblock), Knots for Canoeists and Kayakers (from the Buntline hitch to the Bowline on a bight), and more. This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors!
This beautifully illustrated, full-color guide unties the mysteries of more than eighty knots. Using incredibly clear photographs and diagrams, as well as straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions, any reader can master knots for fishing, boating, climbing, crafts, household uses, and more. Climbers will feel safer knowing they have tied the perfect Water or Tape knot. Home decorators will enjoy trying their hand at the beautiful and elaborate Chinese Cloverleaf. Fishermen will fight big fish with more confidence. There are overhand knots, figure eight knots, bowlines and sheet bends, crossing knots, and more. There is even fascinating "knot lore." Whether for practical use or just for fun, this is a great place to start knotting, so grab a piece of rope, sit back, and enjoy!
In Rappelling you'll find everything you need to know about descending a rope, from the most basic to advanced techniques, including knots, rigging strategies, rappel devices, and more. Included is a comprehensive discussion of ropes, slings, and all the hardware used in rappelling. Rappelling techniques for climbing are covered in detail, including multi-pitch rappelling methods and rope management. Single rope fixed line rappelling techniques used in caving, canyoneering, and for industrial applications are also discussed, along with improvised rope ascending techniques ("prusiking") and ascending a fixed rope with mechanical ascenders ("jumaring"). Rappelling accident analysis and prevention is also included, along with a section on rappel back-ups and safety checks. Inside you'll find information on: Ropes Rappel devices Slings and webbing Knots and hitches Rigging rappel anchors Rappelling methods Rope retrieval techniques Rappelling accident analysis Rappel safety back-ups Working with fixed lines Rope ascending techniques
Nigel Shephard's two hugely successful books A Manual of Modern Ropeechniques and Further Modern Rope Techniques have been combined to form theullest guide to ropework yet. From basic techniques to the skills needed forhe Single Pitch Award and Mountain Instructor Award, beginners and expertslike will find everything they need in this handy volume, plus a host ofdeas and suggestions to make climbing a safer experience.
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.
This text provides easy-to-follow instructions for selecting and tying more than 100 of the most useful knots. With knots for climbing, sailing and fishing, every knot contains information on its history and development, alternative names and its uses.
• 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)
Compiled and written by two experts on the subject, this manual explains through line diagrams and step-by-step descriptions how to tie more than two hundred practical knots, grouped by construction and tying method. Every entry contains a brief introduction the history and development of the knot, its alternative names, and information on its uses and special features.
Author: Bob Holtzman
Publisher: The Experiment
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation
A Fasten-ating Guide to Knots for Every Adventure! The perfect knot can make any job quicker, easier, and safer—whether you need to build a shelter, tether a horse, rappel down a cliff, or moor a boat. In The Field Guide to Knots, veteran outdoorsman Bob Holtzman helps you: Select and tie the right knot for any task Identify and untie existing knots Choose and maintain your rope, and more! With more than 80 time-tested knots and more than 600 color photos, this Field Guide is indispensible for backpackers, climbers, sailors, anglers, hunters, equestrians—and anyone else who’s ever needed to change a sail, reposition a climbing rope, or splice a tent pole!
Author: John Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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.