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Climbing Handbook The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Rock Climbing

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ISBN-10: 1554072786

ISBN-13: 9781554072781

Edition: 2007

Authors: Steve Long

List price: $19.95
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 8/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

History of Climbing
Climbing Greats
Access and Conservation
Getting Started
Styles of Climbing
Instruction and Organizations
Games Climbers Play
Grades and Guidebooks
Rock Types
Types of Climbing
Climbing Gyms
Sport Climbing
Adventure Climbing
What to Wear
Climbing Ropes
Protection Equipment
Belaying and Rappelling Devices
Fixed Equipment
Advanced and Specialized Equipment
Essential Safety Skills
Knots, Bends and Hitches
Tying In
Types of Anchors
Constructing Safe Belays
Belay Methods
Top-roping Safely
Belaying Procedures for Lead Climbing Outdoors
Learning to Lead
Using Fixed Protection and Quickdraws
Sport Climbing Safely
Placing and Removing Protection
Advanced Protection Techniques
Rope Handling and Rope Systems
Protecting the Second Climber
Key Techniques
Body Position and Balance
Using the Feet Effectively
Laybacking and Stemming
Finger and Hand Crack Climbing
Chimneys and Off-widths
Overhangs and Steep Walls
Climbing Slabs
Dynamic Moves, Rock-ons and Manteling
Lock-offs, Flagging and Egyptian Moves
Resting and Conserving Energy
Improve Your Strength and Skill
Aerobic Fitness and Endurance
Strength and Power
Training Schedules and Nutrition
Psychological Preparation
Developing Style with John Dunne
Learn from Experience with Jim Donini
Climbing Trips with Jeremy Colenso and Rachel Kelsey
Descending and Ascending
Rigging a Rappel
Descending the Rope
Safety Procedures for Rappelling
Ascending a Rope
Emergency Procedures
Avoiding Problems
Locking Off a Belay Device and Escaping the System
Retrievable Rappels and Rescue Descents
Lowering and Hoisting
Five Common Problems and How to Solve Them
First Aid
Specialized Climbing
Competition Climbing
Artificial Climbing
Big-wall Climbing
Beyond Rock
Where to Climb
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
Red Rocks, Nevada, U.S.
Yosemite, U.S.
Squamish, Canada
The Alps, Europe
Verdon Gorge, France
Costa Blanca, Spain
Sardinia, Italy
North Wales, U.K.
Arapiles, Australia
Climbing Development