Vertical, overhanging and upside-down climbing on indoor walls studded with bulbous handholds and footholds is the fastest-rising adventure sport. This book is a complete instruction guide to technique, safety, and getting the most out of your indoor climbing experience.
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G O T E T S
PIECES OF THE SAFETY PUZZLE
TECHNIQUES OF MOVEMENT
TOPROPING LEADING BOULDERING
HOW TO WORK THE
Antz arms back-step basic become belay anchor belay device belayer belayer's response biner body brake hand chalk climber falls climbing gym climbing move CLIMBING SYSTEM climbing walls clip the rope crimp cross training direction of pull dynamic dynos easy climbs edge endurance face climbing figure eight fingers flag foothold footwork free ascent free climbing gate gear grab GriGri ground guide hand gym climbs handholds hanging harness Heel hooking High-stepping hips indoor climbing keep your weight knot lead left foot left hand lieback locking carabiner locks the rope loop Match hands move movement nylon open grip overhanging terrain panels permanent bolt plastic pocket position protection pump quickdraw Reach with left redpoint requires rest right foot rock climbing rock gym rotates route safety system secure sequence sewn side sidepull slack sling smear sport climbing steep step straight strength technique thumb top-rope underclings upward usually vertical waist workout