- Covers bouldering to multipitch climbs
- Emphasis on safety and equipment
- Includes useful training program
Fully illustrated with helpful color photos, this complete guide book shows the beginner how to participate in the fast-growing sport of rock climbing. Step-by-step descriptions cover all the stages -- approaching the climb, top roping, single pitch climbing, multipitch climbing, descending, and more -- with an emphasis on proper equipment and safety. Some of the skills covered include the layback, chimneying, bridging, using running belays, and handling aretes, walls, corners, roofs, and overhangs.
About the Author:
Turlough Johnston has written numerous books and articles on outdoor sports. He lives in Sweden.
Madeleine Hallden is an experienced outdoor photographer.
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