Rock Climbing The AMGA Single Pitch Manual

Author: Bob Gaines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493009626
Release Date: 2014-05-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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

How to Rock Climb

Author: John Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762766741
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

How to Rock Climb!, now in its fifth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. All the fundamentals—from ethics to getting up the rock—are presented in John Long's classic style. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. It is the essential how-to book for rock climbers everywhere. Now with more than 300 color photographs and illustrations, this is the most thorough and complete upgrade this best-selling title has seen since first publishing more than a decade ago.

Climbing Anchors

Author: John Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493001330
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Rock Climbing Anchors

Author: Craig Luebben
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594852398
Release Date: 2006-12-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Climbing Anchors Field Guide

Author: John Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493014583
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

The Mountain Guide Manual

Author: Marc Chauvin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493025152
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Written by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) certified mountain guides Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo, The Mountain Guide Manual is the go-to reference for novice and experienced mountain guides, as well as advanced recreationalists. Covering everything from rope systems and belaying to advice on group dynamics and rescuing, the manual combines practical how-to instruction with clear graphics, illustrations, and awe-inspiring alpine imagery.

Self Rescue

Author: David J. Fasulo
Publisher: Falcon PressPub Company
ISBN: 0762755334
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Climbing

Author: Nate Fitch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493025268
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This handy, pocket-size manual provides easy-to-understand, step-by-step guidance to climbers transitioning from basic rock climbing to sport climbing, which involves scaling larger, more challenging rock walls that have fixed anchors.

Trad Climber s Bible

Author: John Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493008636
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Toproping

Author: Bob Gaines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762794430
Release Date: 2012-06-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

DIVDIVThis full color book includes everything beginning climbers need to know to safely toprope climbing routes, from tying knots to setting anchors to belaying. The author is an American Mountain Guides Association certified Rock Instructor./div/div

Rock Climbing Connecticut

Author: David Fasulo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493015139
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Want to go vertical? Let Rock Climbing Connecticut point you to the best ascents in the state. Scale the rock at Ragged Mountain, jam your way up the cracks at Chatfield Hollow State Park, and get pumped on the bouldering circuit at 7 Falls State Park. What Connecticut climbs lack in vertical height, they more than make up for in steep and sustained adventure. Inside you'll find information on the best climbing routes and bouldering problems at many favorite areas, along with protection information and gear recommendations that will keep you heading to the top. You'll find: detailed topos for all the major crags; descriptions of hundreds of routes; background and historical information on many of the crags; easy-to-follow driving and approach directions to climbing and bouldering destinations.

Flakes Jugs and Splitters

Author: Sarah Garlick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493002245
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Rock climbers have an inherent interest in geology. For some, it's about knowing what gear to use or how to avoid rotten bands of rock. For others, it's about finding the next hot-spot boulder field, or understanding why their local crag exists. For most of them, curiosity about rocks comes as naturally as their desire to climb them. Geology is the fundamental control on the sport, and yet there are no practical guides for the climber interested in rocks. Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters fills the niche. With an informal Q&A format and fun, informative language, it brings the often esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers. Covering topics from how to use a geologic map to finding new crags, from why Europe has the best limestone to how El Capitan's North America Wall got its name, this book has a fact for every climber's ponderings. Top-quality photographs of worldwide destinations and easy-to-read artist's renderings of geologic concepts make it as visually engaging as it is entertaining and edifying.

Knots for Climbers

Author: Craig Luebben
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762768585
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Teaches the reader the Twelve Essential Climbing Knots, and then presents eighteen others for various special situations. Color illustrations make learning these knots a cinch.

Rappelling

Author: Bob Gaines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493004430
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In Rappelling you'll find everything you need to know about descending a rope, from the most basic to advanced techniques, including knots, rigging strategies, rappel devices, and more. Included is a comprehensive discussion of ropes, slings, and all the hardware used in rappelling. Rappelling techniques for climbing are covered in detail, including multi-pitch rappelling methods and rope management. Single rope fixed line rappelling techniques used in caving, canyoneering, and for industrial applications are also discussed, along with improvised rope ascending techniques ("prusiking") and ascending a fixed rope with mechanical ascenders ("jumaring"). Rappelling accident analysis and prevention is also included, along with a section on rappel back-ups and safety checks. Inside you'll find information on: Ropes Rappel devices Slings and webbing Knots and hitches Rigging rappel anchors Rappelling methods Rope retrieval techniques Rappelling accident analysis Rappel safety back-ups Working with fixed lines Rope ascending techniques

Advanced Rock Climbing

Author: Bob Gaines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493031405
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Recommended by the American Mountain Guides Association Advanced Rock Climbing, written by AMGA Certified Rock Instructor Bob Gaines, covers concepts and topics for today’s rock climbers looking to take their skills and experience to the next level. Combining up-to-date and complete information on toproping, anchors, rappelling, safety and rescue techniques, gear, and so much more in one comprehensive book, Advanced Rock Climbing is a must-have title for any serious climber or climbing instructor. Inside you’ll find: Detailed and thorough instructions on face climbing, crack climbing, and anchor systems In-depth information on aid climbing, including the Yosemite Method Best practices for leading sport and trad climbs The latest rescue and assistance techniques And much, much more!