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Rock Climbing - A Pete Hill Instructional Cicerone guidebook

Cover of Rock Climbing
Availability
Reprinted
Published
11 Nov 2008
ISBN
9781852845292
Edition
First
Size
21.6 x 13.8 x 1.5cm
Weight
340g
Pages
192
1st Published
10 Oct 2007
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Rock Climbing

by Pete Hill
Book published by Cicerone Press

This guidebook, covering all the basic rock climbing skills and climbing equipment, is invaluable not only for beginners but also for climbers wanting to increase their technical knowledge of climbing single- and multi-pitch routes. Written by one of the UK's top mountain instructors.

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Description

Rock climbing is one of the most popular pastimes in the world, and this book is designed for anyone who wishes to take it up as a sport. Covering all the basic technical skills needed, it is invaluable not only for beginners but also for those who already climb but would like to increase their technical knowledge on both single- and multi-pitch routes.

Written by one of the UK’s top mountain instructors, the book covers subjects including equipment, knots, belaying, leading, seconding and abseiling. Many other peripheral skills are also covered, and the whole book is highly illustrated with full-colour photographs throughout. Special ‘Tips’ and ‘Notes’ boxes highlight important techniques and observations, and the book is presented in such a way as to make learning to climb as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Whether you are just starting out or are already experienced on rock, the contents of this book will help you to enjoy climbing safely and with confidence.

  • Difficulty
    Excellent for beginners, also for those wishing to improve on technical knowledge.
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Contents

Contents


Introduction  

Part 1: Basics
1 Getting Started  
2 Equipment  
3 Knots

Part 2: Skills
4 Tying On  
5 Climbing Calls  
6 Moving on Rock 
7 Placing Gear  
8 Belaying 

Part 3: Climbing
9 Leading 
10 Seconding a Climb  
11 Abseiling  
12 Multi-pitch Routes  
13 Top- and Bottom-roping  

Appendix 1: Fall Factors and Forces  
Appendix 2: Selected Climbing Venues  
Appendix 3: Glossary  

Index  

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