Learning to Climb Indoors, 2nd

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Globe Pequot, Dec 4, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 191 pages
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The essential handbook for every beginner, Learning to Climb Indoors is the most complete book available on indoor climbing.
Veteran climber, performance coach, and renowned author Eric J. Hörst gives you all the information you need to get started and have fun. From what to expect on your first visit to a climbing gym to in-depth instruction on climbing techniques, tactics, strategy, and taking your indoor climbing skills outside, this guide will take you through your first few days—and years—as a climber.

Hörst covers basic gear, fundamental safety techniques, and the importance of personal one-on-one instruction at the gym. Chapters on mental control, physical conditioning, and self-assessment round out the training. And as you progress, advice on advanced techniques and tactics will help you conquer the steepest walls. This revised and fully updated edition includes a new section on youth climbing as well as more information on taking your indoor-climbing skills outside onto real rock. Full color photos round out the package to make Learning to Climb Indoors an indispensable resource for new climbers.

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Nice overview of the sport from the indoor perspective. For some silly reason, just because the pictures seem to be primarily promoshots and because its in black and white, its just not as fun a read. But the info is good for a beginner (I'm still a beginner). Read full review


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Eric Horst has been climbing for nearly thirty years. He is the author of Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, Training for Climbing, and How to Climb 5.12. He lives with his wife Lisa Ann and their two sons, Cameron and Jonathan, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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