Crack Climbing

Crack Climbing : The Definitive Guide

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Crack climbing is a highly technical form of movement in which climbers position their hands, feet, and even their entire body in cracks to make upward progress on rock. An advocate for the sport's aesthetic lines, physicality, and technical know-how, author Pete Whittaker teaches more than sixty Crack School Masterclasses each year and was featured in the popular climbing film Wide Boyz. This detailed and comprehensive guide teaches step-by-step techniques and tips, including for:

Jamming (finger, hand, fist, foot, arm, leg, body)
Crack types (chimneys, liebacks, underclings, roof cracks)
How to safely lead and place protection
Efficient positioning and movement
Strength recovery while climbing
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 175 x 213 x 18mm | 680g
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1680512153
  • 9781680512151
  • 146,404

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Crack Climbing: The Definitive Guide lives up to its title as a must-have... Packed with practical advice grounded in years of experience, Crack Climbing: The Definitive Guide is thoroughly reader-friendly, easy-to-follow, and encouraging. Highly recommended.-- "Midwest Book Review"
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About Pete Whittaker

Renowned crack climber Pete Whittaker regularly teaches climbing courses and presents at climbing events around the world, from festivals such as the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, The Telegraph London Outdoor Show, and Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, to local climbing clubs, gyms, and walls. He makes his home in Sheffield, England. Visit him online at
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