Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills (2nd Edition) (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)

Craig Luebben, Topher Donahue

• nearly 35 new recommendations, protection issues, and subjects
• nationwide outside e-book Award winner in first edition
• First version of this renowned identify has bought 50,000 copies

Thousands of rock climbers have realized the game utilizing Craig Luebben’s seminal and bestselling textual content, mountaineering: gaining knowledge of simple abilities. Now Craig’s buddy and fellow climber Topher Donahue brings the content material as much as present criteria and contains technological advances, whereas conserving Craig’s accomplished strategy. An award-winning climber in his personal correct, Topher makes use of his writing and images talents to simplify the advanced global of contemporary mountain climbing method and divulges the concept method at the back of secure and sensible mountaineering methods.

This second edition contains eu mountaineering innovations that provide choices to these typically taught in North the United States. Topher has additionally integrated new classes derived from injuries due, partially, to the elevated acclaim for mountain climbing. additionally present in this edition:

• Over 10,000 extra phrases and a hundred twenty five extra photos
• 3 never-before-published thoughts: Adjustable Hitch, excessive Friction Tubes, and Bight Method
• unique technical updates throughout
• New contrast among “anchor” (a staff of placements, items, or bolts used on the finish of a pitch or for prime rope or rappel setup) and “placement” or “piece” (individual cams, nuts, etc., utilized in teams to make an anchor or used separately as safety on a pitch)

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