How to Rock Climb!

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The rock climbing instruction book against which all 'how-to' books are judged. Modern and complete with Long's climbing anecdotes and sage advice.

How to Rock Climb!, now in its fourth edition, is the world's top instructional book on climbing. All the fundamentals--from ethics to getting up the rock--are presented in John Long's classic style. 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.

  • 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches, 208 pages
  • Author: John Long is a legendary rock climber, world adventurer, and best-seller in the outdoor industry. His feats include the first one-day ascent of El Capitan and a coast-to-coast traverse of Borneo. He has written numerous books, including Climbing Anchors and More Climbing Anchors, and coauthored Advanced Rock Climbing and Big Walls. He resides in Venezuela and in Venice, California.