Rock Climbing (Google eBook)

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Human Kinetics, 2009 - Mountaineering - 319 pages
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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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Rock Climbing (Outdoor Adventures)

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

Preparing for a Rock Climbing Adventure
1
Going Rock Climbing
3
Climbing Into Fitness
23
Indoor Climbing
45
Know Before You Go
65
Gearing Up for Rock Climbing
97
On the Rock
124
Knots for Climbing
125
Managing Friction The Skill of Belaying
159
Building Climbing Anchor Systems
177
Strength and Grace Techniques for Movement on Rock
205
Descending
229
Lead Rock Climbing
257
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