Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series) - Second Edition

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by Topher Donahue & Craig Luebben

Thousands of rock climbers have learned the sport using Craig Luebben's bestelling text, Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills. Now, in this new and updated edition, fellow climber Topher Donahue continues to teach what recreational climbers need to know. From the nuts and bolts (and cams, ropes, harnesses and knots) to the mental side of the sport, and from how to do a particular move to when and why to use it, Donahue and Luebben's comprehensive approach simplifies the complex world of modern climbing. 

Forming a solid foundation on which to build your skills, this new edition includes: 

  • 35 new techniques, safety considerations, and subjects
  • Individual chapters dedicated to top-roping, sport, climbing, trad climbing, and bouldering
  • In-depth methodology for setting good protection and placing strong anchors
  • Moves and strategies for crack, face, and multipitch climbing
  • Detailed photo sequences for tying the knots you need most
  • Four never-before-published techniques: Using the adjustable hitch, high-friction tubes, factor-two-fall belay, and the bight method
  • 400 photos and illustrations