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Climbing Anchors - (Falcon Guides How to Climb) 3rd Edition by John Long & Bob Gaines (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 200

Genre: Sports + Recreation

Sub-Genre: Mountaineering

Series Title: Falcon Guides How to Climb

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing

Age Range: Adult

Author: John Long & Bob Gaines

Language: English

Street Date: July 2, 2013
TCIN: 77857448
UPC: 9780762782079
Item Number (DPCI): 247-20-5750
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



The comprehensive guide to anchoring systems for rock climbers.



Book Synopsis



This completely revised and updated edition with all new color photos brings together in a single volume the anchoring systems most popular among climbers. Most climbers today learn their craft on artificial climbing walls and on sport routes with fixed protection. Their first efforts to lead on trad routes often come as a rude shock--they find that they haven't the skills and training to safeguard the climb or to set up solid belays. This new edition of Climbing Anchors is the climber's complete and authoritative source of information on protection, from fundamental knots to sophisticated rigging and equalizing skills.



From the Back Cover



Climbing Anchors, 3rd provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-understand information on how to place protection and construct secure anchors to safeguard your life. John Long, the author of the definitive instructional manual How to Rock Climb!, applies the same clear, concise, and entertaining prose to this updated edition, illustrated with more than 100 photos.Learn how to place and configure solid, secure anchors in a variety of real world climbing situations and see the pros and cons of many options. Natural anchors, passive chocks, mechanical chocks, fixed gear, knots, belay anchors, toprope anchors, and rappel anchors are all discussed in detail.And, for the first time, the crucial dynamics of equalization and fall forces are thoroughly investigated, including an analysis of rigging systems. Tests conducted specifically for this book detail the true performance parameters of the cordelette, sliding X, and equalette, as opposed to the "traditional wisdom" that guided choices in the past--and was often wrong.Completely updated and accompanied by all new color photos, Climbing Anchors provides all the essential knowledge needed for climbers to create safe, simple, and efficient rock climbing anchoring systems.



About the Author



John Long is the author of the best-selling How to Rock Climb!, the world's foremost book of climbing instruction, now in its fifth edition. He lives in Venice, California.
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