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Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills

    Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills

    Expert instruction for the beginning to intermediate rock climber.

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    • Author: Craig Luebben
    • Softcover; 301pages; black-and-white photographs
    • Mountaineers Books; copyright 2004
    • Authored by an American Mountain Guide Association (AMAGA) certified rock guide
    • Comprehensive instruction in top roping, sport climbing, traditional climbing and bouldering
    • Step-by-step technique illustrated in more than 300 photos
    • Learning exercises to reinforce key skills
    • Emphasizes safety procedures
    • Learn a dynamic style of movement for the greatest climbing efficiency, how to avoid and escape hazardous situations, and much more

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    Rated 5.0/5 based on 4 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromPerfect for beginner to intermediate This book taught me everything I need to know about climbing in general. I talks about ropes, knots, belay devices and how to use them, anchors, cams, crack climbing, and lead climbing.
    Date published: 2007-09-03
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Way to Brush Up on Skills This book is perfect for beginners looking to start climbing, or recreational climbers looking to brush up on their skills. Covers everything from belaying and leading to basic climbing technique in a well organized and easy to follow manner. This book can get you climbing and give you a good sense of the climbing world.
    Date published: 2007-09-27
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromMandatory Reading There is no substitute for the personal instruction of a competent climber, but to get the most out of a class or time with a guide I highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the subjects before hand and if you are beginning to climb with a recreational climber that claims to be experienced it is your responsibility to be able to evaluate their safety and knowledge. There is simply not a more comprehensive introduction to climbing on the market. This book is accessible and my copy continues to be reread and cross referenced year after year. If you purchase this book it will likely be the first one you grab when you need to refresh or check up on your technique.
    Date published: 2008-12-26
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Book! Its a very easy read. Well organized and structured, covered everything i needed to know when i was a new climber and still serves as a good refresher on many areas of sport and trad. It goes hand in hand with much of the private instruction i have received aswell.
    Date published: 2009-10-23

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