NATURAL RESOURCES BOOK REVIEW.
How to Rock Climb, Fourth Edition
By John Long (Falcon Guides), $15.95
This updated version of John Long's classic guide for rock climbers is required reading for new rock rats. It covers the nuts, bolts and ropes of climbing from basic foot and hand skills to special techniques for ascending cracks and rock faces.
Setting up ropes and anchors, how to lead a climb and get safely back down, training for climbing and how to stay alive while enjoying the sport all are well described.
New in this edition is an illustrated fictional narrative about the climbing career of Amos and Coco, who go from burly firefighter and wispy wisp
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The whole shebang is here, updated to reflect changes in gear and the rise of climbing gyms and bolted sport climbing Sport climbing is a style of rock climbing that relies on permanent anchors fixed to the rock, especially bolts, for protection. Sport climbing places an emphasis on gymnastic ability, strength and endurance, while virtually eliminating the need to place protection while climbing. . Long stresses safety throughout the book. Rock climbing rock climbing Sports medicine An 'extreme sport' in which the participant climbs rock formations, with or without ropes Injury risk Fractures, abrasions, death. See Extreme sports. is unforgiving of carelessness, but done carefully can be a lifelong challenge full of rewards.
Before you take up climbing, get this book and read it. More than once.
- Bill Becher
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