Climbing Anchors Field Guide

Climbing Anchors Field Guide

Paperback Falcon Guides How to Climb

By (author) John Long, By (author) Bob Gaines

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  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 109mm x 175mm x 10mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 27 December 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Guilford, CT
  • ISBN 10: 0762745045
  • ISBN 13: 9780762745043
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Sales rank: 110,489

Product description

With more than 100 photos and detailed captions showing how to create safe and simple rock-climbing anchoring systems, this is a take-to-the-crag companion book to our huge-selling Climbing Anchors. Designed for quick use by climbers on site, this book shows how to properly place and configure natural anchors, passive chocks, mechanical chocks, fixed gear, knots, belay anchors, toprope anchors and rappel anchors. This field guide is up to date with the essential knowledge every climber can depend on.

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John Long is a legendary rock climber, world adventurer, and top-selling author in the outdoor industry (more than a million copies in print). His feats include the first one-day ascent of El Capitan and a coast-to-coast traverse of Borneo. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling How to Rock Climb!, the world's foremost book of climbing instruction, now in its fourth edition, and he has coauthored Climbing Anchors, Advanced Rock Climbing, and Big Walls. He resides in Venezuela and in Venice, California. Bob Gaines is an American Mountain Guides Association Certified Rock Climbing Guide and the owner/director of an AMGA-accredited rock climbing school based at Joshua Tree National Park, California. He lives in Irvine, California.

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Good, solid anchors are essential for safe rock climbing. If you understand the principles behind anchor construction and the fundamentals of good anchors but want to have the details conveniently available once you re at the cliff, this handbook is perfect for you. Specifically geared for on-site use, Climbing Anchors Field Guide is an easy-to-follow visual reference packed with essential reminders on how to place reliable protection and construct secure anchors in a variety of real-world climbing situations. Inside you ll find: Natural anchors Passive chocks Spring-loaded camming devices Bolts Fall forces Judging the direction of pull Knots for anchoring Belay anchors Toprope anchors Rappel anchors"