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
8
Rock types and terrain
20
Equipment and gear
36
Ropework and belay
74
Sport climbing
128
Bouldering
136
Indoor climbing
142
Ice and waterfalls
156
Preparation and training
162
Emergency procedures
176
Glossary
182
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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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