Guide to Climbing

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Stackpole Books, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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  • Essential skills and techniques and equipment needed for each discipline
  • Emergency procedures and ways to prevent repetitive strain injuries
  • Three-month training program for competitions or multi-day challenges

    From conquering great peaks to scaling a challenging boulder, the thrill of climbing endures. And new techniques, materials, and advances in technology have made it possible for climbers to tackle just about any surface or rock type. Guide to Climbing covers all branches of climbing, discussing techniques, equipment, and the ethics of climbing. It also addresses mountain leadership, from the physical aspects of leading a pitch to the mental challenges of inspiring confidence. Sections on advanced training explore controlling fear and specialized physical preparation.

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    Contents

    Introduction Essential skills and techniques
    56
    Rock types 21 Chimneys
    62
    Resting
    70
    Sport climbing
    128
    Bouldering
    136
    Indoor climbing
    142
    Ice and waterfalls
    156
    Preparation and training
    162
    Emergency procedures
    176
    Glossary
    182
    Photographic acknowledgements
    192
    Copyright

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    About the author (2005)

    Tony Lourens has been involved in rock climbing and mountaineering for thirty years. He has written a number of guide books to southern African climbing areas, and he is editor and publisher of SA Mountain Magazine and runs the Blue Mountain Adventures guiding company.

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