Climbing

Author: Clyde Soles
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594854343
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"Whatever your talent, experience, and ambition, if you climb you would do well to read Clyde Soles' training manual. This book will allow you to pull down harder, last longer, and have more fun while you're at it." - Jon Krakauer, author of "Into Thin Air"* Climbing exercises to build strength, endurance, flexibility, and aerobic fitness* Up-to-date nutritional information to power your climbing training* Climibing fitness tips that prepares you both mentally and physicallyClimbers at all levels benefit from working to build core strength, opening the door to higher levels of achievement. This important edition in the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series covers everything you need to improve your climbing fitness in ways that takes your performance to the next level. There is even instruction on yoga, Pilates, and herbal supplements, as well as a section on core training. Climbing: Training for Peak Performance also contains information about rehabilitation after an injury, plus several new training programs.

Rock Climbing

Author: Kristin Van Cleaf
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1616139692
Size: 68.61 MB
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Presents the history, needed equipment, and various techniques of rock climbing.

Sport Climbing

Author: Andrew Bisharat
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594854610
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Sport climbers often project a route that tests their physical limits in hopes of an eventual completion, regardless of the number of attempts. Succeeding requires a solid understanding of belaying and other climbing techniques that are used in various climbing disciplines, but are detailed here specifically for sport climbing. Targeting varying abilities, Sport Climbing teaches climbers how to rehearse moves and train for routes, how to get through the pump, how to fight until the endof a pitch, how to stay composed when tired, and how to best use their bodies to climb efficiently and expertly. Whether inspiring new climbers to learn the nuances of scaling vertical terrain, or delving into a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how to go about projecting a route, Andrew Bisharat brings confidence and a level of practicality to the sport. He demonstrates how skills specific to redpointing transfer over to traditional climbing, making this a must-have book for any climber.Featuring tips from famous climbers such as Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, the author brings a modern voice to a fun and exciting sport.

Guide To Climbing

Author: Tony Lourens
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811701525
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Essential skills and techniques and equipment needed for each discipline Emergency procedures and ways to prevent repetitive strain injuries Three-month training program for competitions or multi-day challenges From conquering great peaks to scaling a challenging boulder, the thrill of climbing endures. And new techniques, materials, and advances in technology have made it possible for climbers to tackle just about any surface or rock type. Guide to Climbing covers all branches of climbing, discussing techniques, equipment, and the ethics of climbing. It also addresses mountain leadership, from the physical aspects of leading a pitch to the mental challenges of inspiring confidence. Sections on advanced training explore controlling fear and specialized physical preparation.

Gym Climbing

Author: Matt Burbach
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898867428
Size: 35.83 MB
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* Indoor climbing is growing rapidly-significantly faster over the past five years than surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and mountain climbing according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association* Author is a pioneering instructor and gym climbing course developer * Key exercises reinforce fundamental skills, illustrated in sequential photos Gym climbing has evolved into a sport in its own right and Matt Burbach has been there to spur it on. He established, developed, and directed the Indoor Climbing School of Earth Treks Climbing Center in Maryland, the largest climbing gym on the east coast. Now he presents the same techniques and training exercises honed by coaching hundreds of climbers.Burbach covers all aspects of indoor rock climbing in detail, including what to look for in a gym, analysis of equipment and how it works, proper top-rope systems management, and movement technique. More advanced indoor climbers will appreciate chapters on topics such as indoor leading, performance, competition climbing, and bouldering. For outdoor rock climbers now training in gyms, this guide aids the "reverse" transition from climbing on real rock to pulling on plastic. Throughout, Burbach not only demonstrates the proper techniques and skills, but goes one step further to explain why those practices are better.

Climbing Walls

Author: Jim Stiehl
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736048316
Size: 68.40 MB
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This book is a complete guide for instructors and administrators, who can use this book to: design and select equipment options for climbing walls based on up-to-date industry standards and guidelines; customize their walls to accommodate the particular needs of their sites or situations; operate and maintain their walls; develop and implement operating procedures; and teach basic climbing skills and 15 climbing wall games to diverse populations.

Alpine Climbing

Author: Mark Houston
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898867497
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* For climbers who know the basics and are ready to venture at higher altitudes* Written by longtime guides and climbing instructors certified by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA)* Teaches situational thinking and learning as well as techniqueThis intermediate-level guide addresses tools, skills, and techniques used in alpine terrain including rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at moderate altitude - approximately 5000 meters (16,000 feet) and lower. The technical protection systems are covered, of course. But 30 years of alpine climbing experience has convinced the authors that mastery - and safety - lie in the far more difficult task of knowing exactly which techniques to use, where and when. Therefore, they teach step-by-step decision-making skills, providing scenarios, checklists, and self-posed questions to inform the decision process. Alpine Climbing assumes some prior knowledge, primarily in rock climbing skills and techniques. Basic knots, belaying,rappelling, building rock anchors, leading, placing rock protection, and movement skills on rock: variations of these skills that are of particular value in the alpine environment are addressed in this book.

Climbing Philosophy For Everyone

Author: Stephen E. Schmid
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444341461
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Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of intellectually stimulating new essays that address the philosophical issues relating to risk, ethics, and other aspects of climbing that are of interest to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers. Represents the first collection of essays to exclusively address the many philosophical aspects of climbing Includes essays that challenge commonly accepted views of climbing and climbing ethics Written accessibly, this book will appeal to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers Includes a foreword written by Hans Florine Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, 2010

Forest Climbing Plants Of West Africa

Author: Frans Bongers
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851999142
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Climbing plants, including lianas, represent a fascinating component of the ecology of tropical forests. This book focuses on the climbing plants of West African forests. Based on original research, it presents information on the flora (including a checklist), diversity (with overviews at several levels of integration), ecology (distribution, characteristics in relation to environment, their role in forest ecosystems) and ethnobotany. Forestry aspects, such as their impact on tree growth and development, and the effects of forestry interventions on climbers are also covered.

Top Tips For Climbing Coaches

Author: Paul Smith
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095205
Size: 55.14 MB
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Over 300 top tips and handy hints. Dip in to a pool of hard won experience and take a moment to reflect. Test out some new tools and add them to your own toolbox. Useful to everyone who leads and teaches on rock or ice, especially if you're preparing for coaching qualifications indoors, at the crag or high in the mountains. Wherever you are on the long ladder of teaching other people to climb, as an informal coach to friends at the local crag, or working through the National Governing Body awards from the Climbing Wall Award (CWA) to the Mountain Instructor Certificate (MIC), people always have tips to offer. This little book puts together, in one place, a wide selection of tips for you to try out.