Techniques for climbing bolted routes
By Pete Hill
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.
DifficultyUseful information for both beginners and experienced sport climbers.
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
• Basic skills
• Belaying the leader
• Lowering off
• Multi-pitch routes
• and an appendix detailing some of the best sport-climbing venues across the world.
1 Bolts and Bolting
4 Basic Skills
7 Belaying the Leader
8 Lowering Off
9 Multi-pitch Routes
Appendix 1: Climbing Grades and Guidebooks
Appendix 2: Selected Sport-climbing Venues
Appendix 3: Glossary
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'From publishers Cicerone, Rock Climbing and Sport Climbing are two handy books from climber and writer Pete Hill. Both are introductory books that explain all the sports basic technical skills, but are also invaluable for those who already have some climbing experience. They are aimed, quite simply, at anyone who wishes to climb and uses clear colour photographs to illustrate both techniques and equipment helping the reader enjoy climbing safely and with confidence.'
(Outsider magazine / December 2007)
'Another fine example of a practical and clearly laid-out book describing all the elements of bolted climbing from Pete Hill's ever growing stable of publications. It is a great reference for climbers who are making the transition from the indoor environment to the greater outdoors by easily defining the differences of changing venues through the use of photographs to illustrate the main obsticles to ensure you have a safe and fun session at your selected venue. So whether you're starting out or want to educate yourself to progress your grades this would be a sound investment for continued reference.'
(Scottish Mountaineer / May 2009)
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Pete Hill MIC, FRGS has climbed in many continents and countries across the world, including first ascents in the Himalayas. He is a holder of the MIC award, the top UK instructional qualification, and has been delivering rock and mountain sports courses at the highest level for a number of years. Pete lives in Scotland and has two daughters.View Guidebooks by Pete Hill