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Climbing: From sport to traditional climbing

Author(s): Fitch, Nate and Funderburke, Ron

This handy, pocket-size manual provides easy-to-understand, step-by-step guidance to climbers transitioning to the advanced level of trad rock climbing. (From Amazon)

 

 

 

 


 

Climbing: Protection

Author(s): Fitch, Nate and Funderburke, Ron

Climbing: Protection is a pocket-size instructional climbing book with the backing of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) that focuses on climbing protection and safety. Complete with color photos throughout, the book features information on environment and terrain, best practices, gear, and more. (From Amazon)

 

 


 

Training for climbing: The definitive guide to improving your performance

Author(s): Horst, Eric J

Drawing on new research in sports medicine, nutrition, and fitness, this book offers a training program to help any climber achieve superior performance and better mental concentration on the rock, with less risk of injury. (From Amazon)

 

 


 

Maximum climbing: mental training for peak performance and optimal experience

Author(s): Horst, Eric J

As physical as climbing is, it is even more mental. Ultimately, people climb with their minds—hands and feet are merely extensions of their thoughts and will. Becoming a master climber requires that you first master your mind.

In Maximum Climbing, America’s best-selling author on climbing performance presents a climber’s guide to the software of the brain—one that will prove invaluable whether one's preference is bouldering, sport climbing, traditional climbing, alpine climbing, or mountaineering. Eric Hörst brings unprecedented clarity to the many cognitive and neurophysical aspects of climbing and dovetails this information into a complete program, setting forth three stages of mental training that correspond to beginner, intermediate, and elite levels of experience and commitment—the ideal template to build upon to personalize one's goals through years of climbing to come.  (From Amazon)


 

How to Rock Climb

Author(s): Long, John

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. (From Amazon)

 


 

Climbing : from gym to rock

Author(s): Fitch, Nate and Funderburke, Ron

Climbing: From Gym to Rock is a pocket-size instructional climbing book with the backing of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) that focuses on getting indoor climbers outdoors. Complete with color photos throughout, the book features information on environment and terrain, types of crag, best practices, and more. (From Amazon

 


 

Crack Climbing!

Author(s): Gnade, Lisa

Addictive but usually legal, crack climbing has become hugely popular in recent years. As a result, specific techniques and strategies have been developed by climbers to help tackle everything from low-angle slab cracks to soaring splitters. Through a blend of text, color photos, and illustrations, Crack Climbing! clearly demonstrates and explains what it takes to climb cracks successfully. (From Amazon)

 

 


 

Climbing: Knots

Author(s): Fitch, Nate and Funderburke, Ron

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. (from Amazon)

 

 

 

 


Climb on! : skills for more efficient climbing

Author(s): Florine, Hans and Wright, Bill

The How to Climb series expands on the useful information found in all FalconGuides.Features: -- Handy, packable size-- Basic approach to technical subjectsReal-life stories of efficient climbing are interspersed with the excellent advice about training, carrying less gear, and moving faster that this guide offers. "The only thing better than climbing is more climbing", says climber and author Hans Florine, and this book provides the tips climbers need to shave time off their ascents, so they can get up more difficult routes in less time. (From Amazon)


 

Climbing : from Toproping to sport

Author(s): Fitch, Nate and Funderburke, Ron

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. (From Amazon)

 

 

 


 

Toproping

Author(s): Gaines, Bob

Get the lowdown on toproping, a technique that every beginner climber needs to know. When rock climbing, the rope is anchored at the top of the climb. This technique reduces the distance of a fall, making it easier for you to complete your climb. This book covers all aspects of toproping like the type of knots to use, anchor set-ups, site management, lowering from fixed anchors as well as belay techniques. (From Amazon)

 


 

How to Climb 5.12

Author(s): Hörst, Eric J

This is a 'performance guidebook' to achieving the most rapid gains in climbing ability possible. It offers streamlined, tip-oriented suggestions on all the critical issues including: learning skill fast, cutting edge strength training, mental training, and climbing strategy. (From Amazon)

 

 

 


 

How to Ice Climb!

Author(s): Luebben, Craig

How do you move efficiently on ice? What are the tricks of the top climbers on mixed routes and precarious hanging icicles? What are the most important considerations when buying ice climbing equipment? How strong is ice protection? What are the greatest hazards in ice climbing, and how do you avoid them? This thorough text answers these questions, and hundreds more about alpine ice, waterfall ice, and mixed climbing. Laced with anecdotes, this easy-to-read text is the most comprehensive resource on modern ice climbing, providing essential information for beginners and experts alike. Craig Luebben has been ice climbing for 20 years. He has authored two previous FalconGuides, including Advanced Rock Climbing (co-authored with John Long), which won the Mountain Exposition category at the 1997 Banff Mountain Book Festival. He works as a contributing editor for Climbing magazine, and lives in Golden, Colorado. (From Amazon)