Rock Climbing The AMGA Single Pitch Manual

Author: Bob Gaines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493009621
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Rock Climbing The AMGA Single Pitch Manual

Author: Bob Gaines
Publisher: FalconGuides
ISBN: 9780762790043
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 builds upon Bob Gaines' book, Toproping, to 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: 0762766743
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The Mountain Guide Manual

Author: Marc Chauvin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493025155
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Rock Climbing 2nd Edition

Author: Topher Donahoe
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594858632
Format: PDF, Docs
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• Approximately 35 new techniques, safety considerations, and subjects • National Outdoor Book Award winner in first edition • First edition of this popular title has sold 50,000 copies Thousands of rock climbers have learned the sport using Craig Luebben’s seminal and bestselling text, Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills. Now Craig’s friend and fellow climber Topher Donahue brings the content up to current standards and includes technological advances, while preserving Craig’s comprehensive approach. An award-winning climber in his own right, Topher uses his writing and photography skills to simplify the complex world of modern climbing technique and reveals the thought process behind safe and practical climbing methods. This second edition includes European climbing techniques that offer alternatives to those traditionally taught in North America. Topher has also incorporated new lessons derived from accidents due, in part, to the increased popularity of climbing. Also found in this edition: • Over 10,000 more words and 125 more photos • Three never-before-published techniques: Adjustable Hitch, High Friction Tubes, and Bight Method • Detailed technical updates throughout • New distinction between “anchor” (a group of placements, pieces, or bolts used at the end of a pitch or for top rope or rappel setup) and “placement” or “piece” (individual cams, nuts, etc., used in groups to make an anchor or used individually as protection on a pitch)

Rappelling

Author: Bob Gaines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493004433
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Climbing Anchors

Author: John Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493001337
Format: PDF
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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.

Climbing

Author: Nate Fitch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493025260
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Advanced Rock Climbing

Author: Bob Gaines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493031406
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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!

Climbing Knots

Author: Nate Fitch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493015060
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Climbing: Knots features instructional knot-making information for the novice climber. Pocket-size, it's portable and easy-to-use, with photos throughout to assist with learning.