Human Kinetics, 27 juil. 2009 - 328 pages
Rock climbing has been growing in popularity since the 1930s, and it’s no wonder. This exciting activity lets you spend time in the outdoors while challenging yourself both physically and mentally and bonding with friends and family. With the increasing availability of a variety of climbing venues, including indoor climbing gyms, it’s easier than ever to try rock climbing. Rock Climbing is the perfect book for anyone who wants to develop the skills.
Rock Climbing will help you explore one of the world’s fastest-growing activities safely and successfully. The experts at the Wilderness Education Association ensure you learn proper technique, which is essential to a safe and enjoyable experience. They prepare you for your adventure with information on fitness and conditioning, equipment and gear selection, and nutrition. Safety skills are integrated throughout the book. You’ll learn how you can use indoor climbing to practice basic skills before moving on to refine and build on those skills in the outdoors. You’ll find easy-to-follow instruction of climbing fundamentals, including knots, belaying, building anchor systems, moving on rock, descending, and lead climbing, giving you all the skills and knowledge you need to be a capable beginning climber.
Throughout the book the authors share consumer, technique, and safety tips collected from their years of experience as both climbers and instructors. They also list Web sites to help you find climbing organizations, shop for equipment and gear, plan outdoor climbing trips, and more. The book also includes Success Check questions for each chapter that will help you test your climbing knowledge.
Use Rock Climbing to join the millions of other climbing enthusiasts around the world. This complete resource will teach you all the essential information for a successful rock climbing adventure!
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Rock Climbing (Outdoor Adventures)Avis d'utilisateur - Book Verdict
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the Greens' book is worth approximately 450,000 words. It presents the basics of the four major styles of climbing (bouldering, sport, traditional, top ... Consulter l'avis complet
Getting Started in Rock Climbing
Proper Nutrition and Hydration for Climbing
Musculoskeletal Injuries and Rock Climbing
Know Before You
Gearing Up for Rock Climbing
Knots for Climbing
Minimizing Friction Between
Techniques for Movement
Lead Rock Climbing
About the Editors
The Skill of Belaying