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  • Author: Craig Luebben
  • Softcover; 250 pages; black-and-white photos; illustrations
  • The Mountaineer Books; copyright 2007
  • Author is an American Moutain Guide Association (AMGA) certified rock guide and instructor
  • Read the very latest in anchoring theory and techniques, including the pros and cons of specific gear placement and anchor rigging strategies
  • For climbers who want to create secure and effecient anchors for top-roping, rappelling, mountaineering, sport climbing and trad climbing
  • Learning exercises reinforce key skills
  • Proper gear placement and chor rigging shown in more than 300 photos

Made in USA.

REI membership


Best Use Rock Climbing, Climbing
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Required reading Possibly the best book on the subject I've read yet. I just re-read three other books on climbing anchors so that's high praise. I'll definitely be reading this one again soon, and I've dog-eared many pages for quick reference. Craig Luebben's prose may not always be as entertaining as John Long's, but his engineering background and technical detail make up for it. The photos and diagrams are excellent and clear. The explanations are straightforward with both logical and technical justifications. It's also good to see newer gear addressed, including cams and slings that have come on the market since I started climbing.
Date published: 2009-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comprehensive While I haven't read the book by long, I know that this one is bomber. The read is intensive and meaty but still fun to read. Lubben's background in engineering is ever present in this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone getting into climbing, especially trad climbing. Sport climbers could still appreciate the section on the forces created on bolts as well as different types of bolts, how they work, pros and cons etc. etc. Basically this book is good for anyone getting into (or already in) roped climbing.
Date published: 2014-12-17
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