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Sport Climbing - A Pete Hill Instructional Cicerone guidebook

Cover of Sport Climbing
10 Oct 2007
21.6 x 13.8 x 1.5cm
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Sport Climbing

Techniques for climbing bolted routes

by Pete Hill
Book published by Cicerone Press

Guidebook aimed at beginners and experienced sport climbers. It covers all the technical skills needed to climb bolted sport routes worldwide, from short single-pitch entry-grade routes, through harder modern test-pieces to classic multi-pitch crag and mountain routes.

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Size: 21.6 x 13.8 x 1.5cm
Weight: 340g

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Sport climbing has become a phenomenally popular pastime, and every day countless numbers of people enjoy the ascent of bolt-protected routes.

This book is designed for climbers starting out on their sport-climbing careers, as well as for those experienced at clipping bolts on routes at venues across the globe. It covers all the technical skills needed to climb bolted sport routes worldwide, from short single-pitch entry-grade routes, through harder modern test-pieces to classic multi-pitch crag and mountain routes.  

Written by one of the UK’s top climbing instructors, subjects such as bolt types, belaying and lowering-off are all detailed, along with many peripheral skills such as bottom roping, redpointing and abseiling. It is highly illustrated with colour photographs to inform and inspire you to get out onto the crags.

Whatever your grade or aspirations, the contents of this book will help you to enjoy sport climbing safely and with confidence.

Includes sections on
•     Bolts and bolting
•     Equipment
•     Basic skills
•     Bottom-roping
•     Leading
•     Belaying the leader
•     Lowering off
•     Multi-pitch routes
•     Abseiling
•    and an appendix detailing some of the best sport-climbing venues across the world.

  • Difficulty
    Useful information for both beginners and experienced sport climbers.
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1     Bolts and Bolting  
2     Equipment  
3     Knots  
4     Basic Skills  
5     Bottom-roping 
6     Leading  
7     Belaying the Leader  
8     Lowering Off 
9     Multi-pitch Routes  
10   Abseiling  

Appendix 1: Climbing Grades and Guidebooks   
Appendix 2: Selected Sport-climbing Venues  
Appendix 3: Glossary  


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