The enhanced digital book of How to Rock Climb!
helps you gain an edge and the confidence to climb via thorough instruction, clear photographs and expert experience.
After purchasing this enhanced digital book, you will be shipped a card with coded access to a digital download of How to Rock Climb!
Download How to Rock Climb!
onto your iPad®, iPhone® or computer, or simply browse the book using Chrome or Safari browsers on your computer's desktop
Enhanced content includes interactive photos, clickable links, video content embedded in the text—the experience is more akin to reading a website than a simple e-book
Includes easy-to-use note taking, smart search for content, and up-to-date tips from readers and experts
Author: John Long
Softcover; 256 pages; black-and-white photographs and illustrations
Morris Book Publishing LLC; copyright 2010
Updated edition reflects modern standards of equipment, technique and training methods
Nuts-and-bolts guide serves as an introduction to rock climbing for beginners and helps intermediate climbers hone their knowledge of the sport
In clear, concise and entertaining prose, John Long covers the basics and distills the intricacies of modern technical rock climbing in all its forms
Author provides an overview of the history of climbing and the ratings system
Includes a complete review of face and crack climbing skills, equipment needed to get up and down the rock, and the art of leading
Includes a section on sport climbing
Throughout, the author stresses that safety and simplicity are the keys to successful climbing
This guide covers footwork and handhold positions; finger, hand and off-width cracks; equipment, including ropes, anchors and carabiners; information on belaying and belay devices; tips for leading and finding routes; downclimbing and rappelling, information on sport climbing; and training, including bouldering and climbing gyms.