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Rock Climbing (Outdoor Adventures)User Review - 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
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).
Knots for Climbing
Managing Friction The Skill of Belaying
Building Climbing Anchor Systems
Strength and Grace Techniques for Movement on Rock
Lead Rock Climbing