Guide to Climbing

Guide to Climbing

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Essential skills and techniques and equipment needed for each discipline Emergency procedures and ways to prevent repetitive strain injuries Three-month training program for competitions or multi-day challenges From conquering great peaks to scaling a challenging boulder, the thrill of climbing endures. And new techniques, materials, and advances in technology have made it possible for climbers to tackle just about any surface or rock type. Guide to Climbing covers all branches of climbing, discussing techniques, equipment, and the ethics of climbing. It also addresses mountain leadership, from the physical aspects of leading a pitch to the mental challenges of inspiring confidence. Sections on advanced training explore controlling fear and specialized physical preparation.I.Make yourself a pair of prusik loops from some 5mm cord - One long (about 95cm; 37 in) and one short (about 47.5cm; Win). This is not the length of the cord, but the length of the knotted and finished loop. Use a double fishermana#39;s knot to tieanbsp;...

Title:Guide to Climbing
Author:Tony Lourens
Publisher:Stackpole Books - 2005


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