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.
Virginia features some of the more popular rock climbing sites on the East Coast, including Great Falls of the Potomac and the Crescent Rocks, but its lesser-known areas also offer a wide variety of challenging climbs. Here is a complete guide to the entire state, packed with information, including routes graded for difficulty, guides, park fees and regulations, equipment, or permits required, and more. 200 line drawings.
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.
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.
Author: Mike Williams
Publisher: Wolverine Publishing
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: New River Gorge National River (W. Va.)
The New River region of West Virginia is one of America's best and biggest rock climbing areas. The variety of routes is unparalleled with everything from traditionally protected splitter cracks and technical face climbs to overhanging sport routes. This book documents more than 2400 routes and for the first time in print includes a comprehensive guide to the Meadow River, Gauley River, and Summersville Lake areas. Entertaining route descriptions, full color photos, detailed history, and up-to-date beta are all found in the best New River guidebook ever.
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.
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 climbing guide to Great Falls, Virginia, that makes it easy to find the climbs from the trails. Includes photographs of all climbs, with descriptions on facing pages; the latest trail maps; shortcuts to the climbs; clifftop shots of each climbing area; "landmark" climbs in each area shot from above for easy recognition. Second Edition, revised and updated.
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.
Author: Mary Ann McCabe Riehle
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
With its multitude of mountains and the highest elevation east of the Rockies, it's no wonder West Virginia's nickname is the "Mountain State." Abundant natural resources make it a leader in both industry and recreation, from glassmaking to rock climbing. Historic sites and sights include Harper's Ferry and the annual Native American Pow Wow, along with Lost World Caverns and White Sulphur Springs. Noteworthy West Virginians include Chuck Yeager and Olympian Mary Lou Retton. Mary Ann McCabe Riehle learned to appreciate the importance of reading and writing while growing up in the neighboring state of Kentucky. She graduated from Xavier University with a degree in Communication Arts and Education and has been a featured author and guest speaker at reading, writing, and library conferences. Mary Ann lives in Michigan with her husband, two daughters and their dog, Bisbee. Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art and spent many years working in the display industry, which involved both illustrating, and designing scenery for projects including stage backdrops and corporate galas. She currently devotes all of her attention to the creation of children's books. Laura's other titles include A Fairy in a Dairy, Smudge Bunny, and the bestselling book God Gave Us You. Laura and her husband live in Mathias, West Virginia.
Discover Virginia & Maryland in a New Way Travel writer Michaela Riva Gaaserud shares her expert perspective on Virginia and Maryland, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience. Whether you're visiting the monuments in Washington DC or hiking in Shenandoah National Park, Moon Virginia & Maryland has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “The Unusual and Unearthly” and “History Comes Alive,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Michaela's trustworthy advice, Moon Virginia & Maryland provides the tools for planning your perfect trip! Moon Virginia & Maryland covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including: Shenandoah and Northwestern Virginia Maryland's Eastern Shore and Atlantic Beaches Baltimore
Award-winning travel writer Julian Smith knows the best way to experience Virginia, from canoeing down the Great Dismal Swamp and hiking the Appalachian Trail to noshing at the Carytown Watermelon Festival. Smith provides unique suggestions for trips such as the Two-Week History Tour and Outdoor Highlights for Active Travelers. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Virginia has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every Moon guidebook includes recommendations for must-see sights and many regional, area, and city-centered maps. With guidance on exploring the deep forest of Douthat State Park and visiting the pretty, gingerbread-like houses of Onancock, Moon Virginia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. With expert writers, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon guidebooks are the cure for the common trip.
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.