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.

Moon Virginia Maryland

Author: Michaela Riva Gaaserud
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781612385693
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Travel

Area native and current Virginia resident Michaela Gaaserud provides travelers with an insider's perspective on two of the nation's most historically significant states. An experienced guidebook author, Gaaserud offers up original trip ideas to help visitors make the most of their time, such as Five Days for the Active Traveler and the Seven-Day Historical Road Trip and Pub Tour. With comprehensive coverage for all interests—from strolling Embassy Row and visiting the monuments in Washington, DC to hiking in Shenandoah National Park, from getting some sun on Colonial Beach to seeing the Beauregard Civil War Cemetery—Moon Virginia & Maryland gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Scenic Routes Byways West Virginia

Author: Su Clauson-Wicker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762795963
Release Date: 2013-07-16
Genre: Travel

Scenic Routes & Byways West Virginia features nearly twenty-five separate drives through the Mountain State, from rock ridges and gorges to springs, spas and rustic farms. An indispensable highway companion, Scenic Routes & Byways West Virginia includes route maps and in-depth descriptions of attractions.

Gimme Kraft

Author: Patrick Matros
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:962738159
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Rock climbing

"Our main target is to enrich the current knowledge of training with a selection of new and creative exercises. The focus of our program is a well-balanced and long term performance-gain"--Front cover flap.

New River Rock

Author: Rick Thompson
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 1575400154
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Details on 1,500 routes in the premier sport climbing area of West Virginia's New River Gorge.

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.

How to Climb 5 12

Author: Eric Horst
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762775644
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The essential manual for intermediate climbers who want to make the jump to advanced climbing ability—with new color photos In the sport of rock climbing, 5.12 is a magical grade of difficulty—the rating that separates intermediate climbers from the sport's elite. Many intermediate climbers mistakenly believe that climbs of 5.12 difficulty are simply beyond their reach. This revised and updated edition of Eric Horst's best-selling instructional manual dispels that myth, and shows average climbers how they can achieve heights previously considered the exclusive domain of the full-time climber. How to Climb 5.12 is a performance guidebook that will help climbers attain the most rapid gains in climbing ability possible. Hörst provides streamlined tips and suggestions on such critical issues as cutting-edge strength training, mental training, and climbing strategy. How to Climb 5.12 is the perfect manual to help intermediate climbers quickly along the road to mastery.

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.

Conditioning for Climbers

Author: Eric Horst
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762640
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The only conditioning book a rock climber needs! Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. Good climbers have to build and maintain each of these assets. This is the first-ever book to provide climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design and follow a comprehensive, personalized exercise program. Part One covers the basics of physical conditioning and goal-setting. Part Two takes readers through warm-up and flexibility routines, entry-level strength training, weight loss tips, and fifteen core-conditioning exercises. Part Three details climbing-specific conditioning, with twenty exercises to target specific muscles of the fingers, arms and upper torso to develop power and endurance. An entire chapter focuses on the antagonist muscle groups that help provide balance and stability, and prevent muscle injury. This section also has a chapter devoted to stamina conditioning, increasing the climber's endurance at high altitudes. Part Four shows how to put together a customized training program to suit the climber's needs. The book includes workout sheets for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced skill levels, tips for children and those over age fifty, secrets of good nutrition and an insider's take on avoiding injuries. Eric Hörst is a performance coach who has helped thousands of climbers. His published works include Learning to Climb Indoors, Training for Climbing, and How to Climb 5.12. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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

Coopers Rock Bouldering Guide

Author: Dan Brayack
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 076274281X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Cooper's Rock Bouldering Guide features more than 400 bouldering problems at Cooper's Rock State Forest, a popular rock climbing area in north-central West Virginia. The authors provide in-depth information and precise detail about finding and ascending the best lines and classics, taking the guesswork out of locating excellent problems of all ratings amid the vast boulder fields. With this comprehensive guide in hand, discover the best time of year to go, what to bring, and where to camp, find food, and purchase gear.

The Rock Climber s Exercise Guide

Author: Eric Horst
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493017645
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The only conditioning book a rock climber needs! Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. Good climbers have to build and maintain each of these assets. This revised and updated edition of the classic book, Conditioning for Climbers, provides climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design and follow a comprehensive, personalized exercise program.