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The Climbing Handbook: The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Rock Climbing
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The Climbing Handbook: The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Rock Climbing

 
The Climbing Handbook: The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Rock Climbing

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Object Title: The Climbing Handbook: The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Rock Climbing

Manufacturer: Firefly Books

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Created/Edited: Jan 4, 2008 / Jan 4, 2008

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Product Description

The thrilling pastime of rock climbing includes a number of variations such as free climbing, roped climbing, adventure climbing, and bouldering. The Climbing Handbook covers them all in an exceptionally comprehensive guide designed for climbers of any level of experience.

From the basics for beginners to techniques and tactics for more advanced climbers, this book provides the tools to maximize the climber's experience. With more than 350 color photographs and easy-to-understand diagrams, this essential guide combines step-by-step exercises with practice programs that will allow climbers to safely explore all aspects of the sport.

Topics include:

Choosing the right equipment
Key grips and techniques
Essential safety skills
Ascending and descending
Strategies for difficult climbs
Avoiding problems
Rescues and safety procedures
Building strength and skills
Competition and specialized climbing
Where to climb around the world.
With comprehensive information, insider tips from the world's climbing experts, and a user-friendly format, The Climbing Handbook is an essential guide for all rock climbers.

About the Author

Steve Long is a professional climbing instructor and qualified International Mountain Guide. He writes articles on climbing for magazines such as Mountain, On the Edge, Climber, Summit and Going Places.

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foxyladyVery nice book!

Voted 5/5

I'm new to rock climbing so when I found this little gem I was quite surprised at how clearly written it is and helpful. All the photography and illustrations are in COLOR!!! This covers more than I ever intend on getting into so it will provide me with ample reading material for what I do want to climb. Small and compact, its also a good book to carry along to the crag with you for refresher training etc. I highly recommend this book for beginning rock climbers!
Posted Jan 4, 2008 9:25 pm

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