Rock Climbing

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Rock Climbing (Outdoor Adventures)

User Review  - Douglas Lord - Book Verdict

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

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I own this book in print, and I like it for how it's organized, written, topics covered, etc. However, the writers missed a few things in reviewing the copy. For instance, Figure 8-23 shows the belay device incorrectly--it's not looped into the rope but rather the wire hanger. I'm guessing the illustrator was not a climber.
And Figure 8-25 and the content referring to it do not seem to agree very well. The illustration has a caption saying "Improved slinding X" pointing to an on overhand knot. I don't see a sliding X in the rope (they're calling it a sling).
 

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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