Basic Rope Skills for Climbers

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Frances Lincoln, Feb 23, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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Nigel Shepherd explains the basics of ropework in this handy guide, ideal both for those starting out climbing and for more experienced climbers who want to introduce their friends and family to the sport. With clear text and step-by-step photos, Shepherd covers basic kit, anchors, and belaying; techniques for top and bottom roping, trad, sport climbing, and abseiling; and the use of knots, slings, nuts, and camming devices. The growing sport of climbing, as practiced in a wide range of indoor and outdoor locations around the world, has never been made so simple, safe, and fun.

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About the author (2010)

Nigel Shepherd began climbing aged 11 in Wales and became a qualified International Mountain Guide in 1979. Since then he has pioneered climbs in the UK, New Zealand, North America and Greenland, and continues to work in all aspects of mountaineering in many parts of the world. He has written several books and many magazine articles, and his photography has been published in the Independent, The Timesand the Daily Telegraph, as well as outdoor magazines and manufacturers' brochures.

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