Rock Climbing (Outdoor Adventures)

By Association, Wilderness Education

Publishers Summary:
Rock Climbing will help you explore one of the world's fastest-growing activities safely and successfully. The experts at the Wilderness Education Association ensure you learn proper technique essential to a safe and enjoyable experience. They prepare you for your adventure with information on fitness and conditioning, equipment and gear selection, and nutrition. Safety skills are integrated throughout the book, ensuring safety is never overlooked. You'll learn how you can use indoor climbing to practice basic skills before moving on to refine and build on those skills in the outdoors. You'll find easy-to-follow instruction of climbing fundamentals, including knots, belaying, building anchor systems, moving on rock, descending, and lead climbing, giving you all the skills and knowledge you need to be a capable beginning climber. Throughout the book the authors share consumer, technique, and safety tips collected from their years of experience as both climbers and instructors. They also list Web sites to help you find climbing clubs and organizations, shop for equipment and gear, and plan outdoor climbing trips. Rock Climbing is part of the Outdoor Adventure series. This practical series provides you with the essential information so you can get ready and go. The Outdoor Adventures series will prepare you with instruction in the basic techniques and skills so you can be on your way to an adventure in no time.

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ISBN
978-0-73606-802-4
Publisher
Human Kinetics Publishers


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Library Journal

Reviewed on November 4, 2010

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the Greens' book is worth approximately 450,000 words. It presents the basics of the four major styles of climbing (bouldering, sport, traditional, top-rope), but that's about all. For each little topic (e.g., gear anchors, camming devices), you get a wee bit of coverage and exactly one awesomely explanatory picture*. Throughout, little pieces of advice struck me, perhaps none more helpful than: "use a stopper knot so you don't rappel off the end of your rope." The point being that, if you did, you could sort of die. And it made me think, "Dude, if death is involved in this activity, I don't want know. Sure, I could get hit by a bus wh...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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