The Climbing Handbook: The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Rock Climbing Steven S. Long

ISBN: 9781554072781

Published: August 17th 2007

Paperback

192 pages


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The Climbing Handbook: The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Rock Climbing  by  Steven S. Long

The Climbing Handbook: The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Rock Climbing by Steven S. Long
August 17th 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 192 pages | ISBN: 9781554072781 | 4.72 Mb

More than 300,000 North Americans call themselves rock climbers.The thrilling pastime of rock climbing includes a number of variations such as free climbing, roped climbing, adventure climbing, and bouldering. The Climbing Handbook covers them allMoreMore than 300,000 North Americans call themselves rock climbers.The thrilling pastime of rock climbing includes a number of variations such as free climbing, roped climbing, adventure climbing, and bouldering. The Climbing Handbook covers them all in an exceptionally comprehensive guide designed for climbers of any level of experience.From the basics for beginners to techniques and tactics for more advanced climbers, this book provides the tools to maximize the climbers experience.

With more than 350 color photographs and easy-to-understand diagrams, this essential guide combines step-by-step exercises with practice programs that will allow climbers to safely explore all aspects of the sport.Topics include: Choosing the right equipment Key grips and techniques Essential safety skills Ascending and descending Strategies for difficult climbs Avoiding problems Rescues and safety procedures Building strength and skills Competition and specialized climbing Where to climb around the world.With comprehensive information, insider tips from the worlds climbing experts, and a user-friendly format, The Climbing Handbook is an essential guide for all rock climbers.



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