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Canyoneering

ISBN-10: 0762782730
ISBN-13: 9780762782734
Edition: 2nd
Authors: David Black
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Description: In David Black’s Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons, readers learn the hazards and risks of canyoneering, the skills required to gain mastery of canyoneering style and technique, and simple, effective ways to negotiate  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.50
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 9/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In David Black’s Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons, readers learn the hazards and risks of canyoneering, the skills required to gain mastery of canyoneering style and technique, and simple, effective ways to negotiate hazardous terrain. This completed updated, thorough, and to-the-point guide will provide easily understood descriptions of skills used by leading-edge canyoneers and promote simple techniques for solving complex problems. The purpose of this book is to equip canyoneers at all levels with the technical skills they need to enjoy a clean canyoneering experience and avoid dangerous mistakes. This full-color book is the only guide endorsed by the American Canyoneering Association.Includes information on:The right way to apply climbing, caving, and whitewater skills to technical canyoneeringAn explanation of technical canyon ratingsSimple, effective ways to negotiate hazardous terrainTwelve classic canyons in North America and their ratingsACA-certified instructors, guides, and guide service

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Canyoneering Basics
Canyons, Canyoning, and Canyoneering
Reading Canyons on Maps
Gear
Clothing
Wet Gear and Clothing
Accessories
Personalizing and Sorting Gear
Climbing Technique
Knot Fundamentals
Anchor Fundamentals
Safety
Understanding and Dealing with Basic Hazards and Risk
Common Hazards
Rockfall
Flash Floods
A Word on First Aid
Belays
Spotting
Handlines
Belaying
Modeling and Sequencing
Deploying Rope and Rappelling
Packaging and Carrying Ropes
Single or Double Strand
Rappelling Basics
Contingency Anchors
Blocks
Wet Canyons
Essential Physics of Friction and Forces
Rappel Anchors
Friction and Rappel Devices
Locking Off on Rappel
Rebelays and Deviations: Changing the Fall Line
Anchors and Anchor Systems
Natural Anchors
Alternative Anchoring
Human Anchors
Retrievable Anchors
Bolts and Pitons
Climber's Chocks
Equalizing and Load-Sharing Multiple Anchors
Load Multipliers
Suspended Techniques
Ascending
Transitions
Passing a Knot
Passing a Rebelay or Deviation on Ascent
Guided Rappels
Multipitch Rappels
Rigging an Exposed Traverse
Navigating Potholes
Preparation
Going Around or Over a Pothole
Entering a Pothole
Exiting a Pothole
Wet Canyons
Swift-Water Terminology
Preparation
Swimming
Wading and Crossing a Stream
Jumps and Slides
Ropework in Current
Canyon Rescue
Self-Rescue
Buddy Rescue from Above
Buddy Rescue from Below
Piggyback Carries
Litter Evacuations
Rigging Piggybacks and Litters for High-Angle Evacuations
Water Rescue
Eleven Classic Canyons in North America and the Pacific
The Dirty Dozen of Canyoneering
Index
About the Author

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