rhyang wrote:Hey Rick -- no argument about hooking or being delicate. I've seen you in action, and you walk the talk (or whatever that saying is )
The first ice climbing lesson I had with Doug he had me do an exercise where I climbed a stepped-out pitch and he told me to do it without kicking and without swinging, inasmuch as possible (penalty slack if so ) That changed EVERYTHING about ice climbing for me.
I've read all the books you've listed and they all have their merits. I especially enjoyed Lowe's great stories. I would definitely recommend Luebben's book to anyone just starting out. Just be aware that they are a little dated in some respects.
No worries Rob and good post.
PS: Don't mind my dinosaur attitude as I am very partial to all the authors of them books I posted.