(From the back cover)
Certified rock guide Craig Luebben is so attuned to the finer points of rock climbing anchors that he used his engineering background to invent his own type of climbing protection, the Big Bro. Now, in Rock Climbing Anchors, he present the very latest in anchoring theory and techniques, including the pros and cons of specific gear placements and anchor rigging strategies. For climbers who want to create safe and efficient anchors for top-roping, rappeling, mountaineering, sport climbing and trad climbing: Rock Climbing Anchors is the source!
A proffesional rock climbing guide, trainer of rock climbing guides for the AMGA, and the author of Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills and other titles, Craig Luebben is also a senior contributing editor for Climbing magazine.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books (15 Feb 2007)
Contents1. Anchor Basics
2. Natural and Fixed Anchors
5. Top-rope and Rappel Anchors
6. Sport Climbing Anchors
7. Traditional Belay Anchors
8. Trad Leading
9. Climbing Forces
My opinionThe author shows great experience, knowledge and insight in the field of different types of anchors. A systematic and well illustrated book on this subject. In my opinion a little to much of the space is used on showing the "bad" examples. On the other side, I guess the examples of poor or bad anchors and techniques can be quite useful in many situations.
This book provides many useful techniques for different types of rock climbing, I think it will be found worth reading by rookies as well as more experienced climbers. Hereby recommended!