Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills (Mountaineers Outdoor Experts)
Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills (Mountaineers Outdoor Experts)

Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills (Mountaineers Outdoor Experts)

  • Publish Date: 2014-09-22
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Topher Donahue;Craig Luebben
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Approximately 35 new techniques, safety considerations, and subjects

National Outdoor Book Award winner in first edition

First edition of this popular title has sold 50,000 copies



Thousands of rock climbers have learned the sport using Craig Luebbens seminal and bestselling text, Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills. Now Craigs friend and fellow climber Topher Donahue brings the content up to current standards and includes technological advances, while preserving Craigs comprehensive approach. An award-winning climber in his own right, Topher uses his writing and photography skills to simplify the complex world of modern climbing technique and reveals the thought process behind safe and practical climbing methods.



This second edition includes European climbing techniques that offer alternatives to those traditionally taught in North America. Topher has also incorporated new lessons derived from accidents due, in part, to the increased popularity of climbing. Also found in this edition:



Over 10,000 more words and 125 more photos

Three never-before-published techniques: Adjustable Hitch, High Friction Tubes, and Bight Method

Detailed technical updates throughout

New distinction between anchor (a group of placements, pieces, or bolts used at the end of a pitch or for top rope or rappel setup) and placement or piece (individual cams, nuts, etc., used in groups to make an anchor or used individually as protection on a pitch)

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