Climbing Anchors

Climbing Anchors Author John Long
ISBN-10 9781493001330
Year 2013-07-02
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This completely revised and updated edition with all new color photos brings together in a single volume the anchoring systems most popular among climbers. Most climbers today learn their craft on artificial climbing walls and on sport routes with fixed protection. Their first efforts to lead on trad routes often come as a rude shock--they find that they haven't the skills and training to safeguard the climb or to set up solid belays. This new edition of Climbing Anchors is the climber's complete and authoritative source of information on protection, from fundamental knots to sophisticated rigging and equalizing skills.

Climbing Anchors Field Guide

Climbing Anchors Field Guide Author John Long
ISBN-10 9781493014583
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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With more than 100 full-color photos and detailed captions showing how to create safe and simple rock-climbing anchoring systems, this is a take-to-the-crag companion book to our huge-selling Climbing Anchors. Designed for quick use by climbers on site, this book shows how to properly place and configure natural anchors, passive chocks, mechanical chocks, fixed gear, knots, belay anchors, toprope anchors and rappel anchors. This field guide is up to date with the essential knowledge every climber can depend on.

Rock Climbing Anchors

Rock Climbing Anchors Author Craig Luebben
ISBN-10 9781594852398
Year 2006-12-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter called, "Anchor Basics" from Rock Climbing Anchors (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "Climbing anchors allow climbers to safely defy gravity. Solid anchors and proper rope techniques can prevent a fall from turning into a catastrophe, while bad anchors are an accident waiting to happen," says certified guide Craig Luebben, who invented his own type of climbing protection, the Big Bro. Since then, he taught rock climbing to hundreds of clients and has conducted self-rescue clinics across the United States. He distills more than twenty-five years of experience into Rock Climbing Anchors. This entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series, for intermediate-to-advanced climbers, presents modern anchoring ideas and techniques for top-roping, rappelling, sport climbing, traditional rock climbing, and mountaineering-all in one comprehensive guide. Luebben covers the finer points of all types of commonly used anchors: removable anchors including hexes, wired nuts, tri-cams, expanding wedges, expandable tubes, and cams; natural anchors such as trees and boulders; and fixed anchors like bolts and pitons. Photos show a variety of gear placements, accompanied by discussion of the pros and cons of each.

More Climbing Anchors

More Climbing Anchors Author John Long
ISBN-10 1575400006
Year 1996
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Falcon Guides
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Expert climber John Long analyzes more belay anchors and gives advice on their respective strengths and suitability.

Rock Climbing The AMGA Single Pitch Manual

Rock Climbing  The AMGA Single Pitch Manual Author Bob Gaines
ISBN-10 9781493009626
Year 2014-05-20
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Rock Climbing: The AMGA Single Pitch Manual is intended to serve as a textbook for past and furture participants of the AMGA SPI program. The book more specifically address the needs of the professional cilmbing instructor and advanced recreational climbers. It presents the most current, internationally recognized standards for technical climbing systems used in single pitch rock terrain. Included are chapters on effective teaching in the outdoor environment, risk management, professionalism, environmental awareness, and rescue

Trad Climber s Bible

Trad Climber s Bible Author John Long
ISBN-10 9781493008636
Year 2014-02-18
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Traditional, or simply, trad climbing, is a do-it-yourself adventure requiring the climbing team to negotiate the climb and to carry, hand-place and remove most if not all components of the roped safety system. In The Trad Climber’s Bible, two of the most revered and respected trad climbers in the world, John Long and Peter Croft, offer hard-won knowledge to aspiring trad climbers in a narrative format that is as informative as it is entertaining. With photos by iconic climbing photographer Greg Epperson and AMGA Certified Rock Instructor Bob Gaines, this full color book will appeal to climbers of all stripes.

Sport Climbing

Sport Climbing Author Andrew Bisharat
ISBN-10 9781594854613
Year 2009
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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Sport climbers often project a route that tests their physical limits in hopes of an eventual completion, regardless of the number of attempts. Succeeding requires a solid understanding of belaying and other climbing techniques that are used in various climbing disciplines, but are detailed here specifically for sport climbing. Targeting varying abilities, Sport Climbing teaches climbers how to rehearse moves and train for routes, how to get through the pump, how to fight until the endof a pitch, how to stay composed when tired, and how to best use their bodies to climb efficiently and expertly. Whether inspiring new climbers to learn the nuances of scaling vertical terrain, or delving into a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how to go about projecting a route, Andrew Bisharat brings confidence and a level of practicality to the sport. He demonstrates how skills specific to redpointing transfer over to traditional climbing, making this a must-have book for any climber.Featuring tips from famous climbers such as Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, the author brings a modern voice to a fun and exciting sport.

Advanced Rock Climbing

Advanced Rock Climbing Author John Long
ISBN-10 1575400758
Year 1997-01-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Globe Pequot
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A mammoth effort and the final word on climbing techniques, this guide is for the established climber to refine and polish form.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Author Craig Luebben
ISBN-10 9781594851575
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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Presentsnts an instructional guide to mastering the basic skills of rock climbing for beginning and intermediate climbers, with information on equipment, technique, exercise, and safety. Includes illustrations.

Climbing Self rescue

Climbing Self rescue Author Andy Tyson
ISBN-10 089886772X
Year 2006
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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* Climbing self-rescue procedures for teams of two - the most common climbing party size * Techniques equally effective on rock, snow, and ice * Utilizes gear climbers already carry in their rack* Includes 40 one-page rescue scenarios and solutions for climbing accident analysisThe rope is stuck, or too short. A crucial piece of gear is MIA. You've wandered off route into dicey terrain. An injury leaves you or your partner in need of help. Climb long enough and finding yourself in a jam far from help is inevitable. In Climbing: Self Rescue, two long-time climbing instructors and guides teach how to improvise your own solutions, calling for outside help only when necessary. Because few climbers carry fancy (and expensive) search and rescue gear, all skills taught in this book use the items typically found on a climbing rack: rope, carabiners, slings, and cord. Text, illustrations, and photos explain knots, belaying and hauling systems, rappelling, ascension, passing knots, how to safely assist and rig an injured climber, and more. Roughly half of the book is devoted to real-life climbing scenarios and solutions ranging from moderate to severe. Because real-life situations rarely unfold as they do in practice, Climbing Self-Rescue teaches how to analyze and improvise your way out of a crisis.

Self Rescue

Self Rescue Author David Fasulo
ISBN-10 9780762769162
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Thismust-have handbook on rescue techniques for serious climbers fully describes and illustrates a variety of techniques that every climber should know for safety and self-reliance.

Traditional Lead Climbing

Traditional Lead Climbing Author Heidi Pesterfield
ISBN-10 9780899975597
Year 2007-07-26
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Traditional Lead Climbing is the first and only guidebook intended to teach rock climbers how to lead with gear. Unlike other types of climbing such as sport and direct-aid climbing, “trad” climbing relies on placing your own gear as you climb from the ground. It’s also one of the more dangerous climbing activities, where expert guidance is a must. This invaluable guide gives step-by-step descriptions of equipment, rope management, and techniques. Dozens of close-up photos and fun yet informative drawings show situations climbers might encounter and how to deal with them. In addition to covering the basics, the book showcases the experience and wisdom of a number of world-class climbers in self-revealing sidebars.

How to Rock Climb

How to Rock Climb Author John Long
ISBN-10 0762755342
Year 2010
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Falcon Guides
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Contains over four hundred color photographs and detailed instructions to the sport of rock climbing.

Rock Climbing Virginia West Virginia and Maryland

Rock Climbing Virginia  West Virginia  and Maryland Author Eric Horst
ISBN-10 9780762795864
Year 2013-06-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This revised and updated guidebook--now in full color--provides rock climbers with information on the best climbs in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, accompanied with color action photographs, climbing history for each area, route ratings and trip planning information, pitch-by-pitch written descriptions, detailed color topos and clear overview photos, descent information and gear recommendations.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Author Don Mellor
ISBN-10 039331653X
Year 1997
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Demonstrates safe climbing techniques, and tells how to transfer skills learned on practice walls to the outdoors