Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide

Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide

Paperback Mountaineers Outdoor Expert

By (author) Craig Luebben

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  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 215mm x 16mm | 508g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Seattle
  • ISBN 10: 1594850062
  • ISBN 13: 9781594850066
  • Illustrations note: 325 b&w photos and 17 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 53,813

Product description

This is a rock climbing instructional book. Climbing anchors allow climbers to safely defy gravity. Solid anchors and proper rope techniques can prevent a fall from turning into a catastrophe, while bad anchors are an accident waiting to happen, says certified guide Craig Luebben, who invented his own type of climbing protection, the Big Bro. Since then, he has taught rock climbing to hundreds of clients and has conducted self-rescue clinics across the United States. He distills more than twenty-five years of experience into "Rock Climbing Anchors". This 2007 entry in the "Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series", for intermediate-to-advanced climbers, presents modern anchoring ideas and techniques for top-roping, rappelling, sport climbing, traditional rock climbing, and mountaineering-all in one comprehensive guide. Luebben covers the finer points of all types of commonly used anchors: removable anchors including hexes, wired nuts, tri-cams, expanding wedges, expandable tubes, and cams; natural anchors such as trees and boulders; and fixed anchors like bolts and pitons. Photos show a variety of gear placements, accompanied by discussion of the pros and cons of each.

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"The classic text on mountain climbing... this is the book to read if you plan to venture out to the high places people go because they're there."