This precise analysis of rock climbing introduces complicated sequences of movements, and presents the essentials of targeted training programs that enable climbers to go all the way from beginner to professional guide. Photos, charts, and how-to instructions literally show you the ropes, as well as the pitons, harnesses, climbing shoes, nuts, chocks and wedges, camming devices, ascenders, descenders, and all the rest of the equipment you need. Get a complete tour through the various types of climbs, as well as redpoint, pinkpoint, top rope, and free solo. Understand the various levels of difficulty of climbs and the essentials of safety so you do not place yourself or others in danger; get advice on fitness and training, and tips on finding the proper instructor, as well as techniques for both the outdoor rock face and the indoor gym climbing wall. There's even a section on how to build a climbing wall.
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