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* Includes technical photographs, charts, and illustrations
* Contributing photography and advice from Dave Graham, Daniel Woods, Jamie Emerson, and many others
* Appendix highlights top bouldering destinations all over the world
Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving demonstrates not just the basics of how to boulder, but also how to get better at it and take it to the next level. Whether you're a beginning climber who just started at the local gym, a competitive sport climber looking for a new challenge, or an aging alpinist who needs to take a season off from high-altitude, this guidebook offers something for everyone pursuing the art of bouldering: gear, movement, tactics, training, injury prevention, competitions, and more.
Contributing photography and insights come from climbers such as Dave Graham, Jamie Emerson, Paul Robinson, Chris Schulte, Daniel Woods, Ty Landman, and many others, and an appendix highlights many of the top bouldering destinations all over the world.
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PETER BEAL has been climbing for more than 30 years and has focused on the sport of bouldering from the very start. Although he has bouldered at most of the major areas in the United states, he can most often be found climbing in his home state of Colorado, where he lives in Boulder with his family. A previous contributor to Rock and Ice, Climbing, Alpinist, and UKClimbing.com, you can follow his writing at MountainsandWater.com.
...a well-organized and highly informative resource for almost any level of climber. (Rock & Ice magazine)
Bouldering - Movement, Tactics and Problem Solving is just an excellent training book that is actually almost as interesting for route climbers. There are 224 pages worth of reading including everything you need and it targets everything from beginners to the advanced boulderer. (8a.nu)
While there are many training and how-to books for roped climbing, few books exist that specifically focus on bouldering. Thankfully, Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving addresses this oversight by providing boulderers a single and complete source of training, technique, and equipment information...This is a worthy addition to any boulderer's bookshelf. (Gripped magazine)
...an ideal introduction to the sport for anyone wanting a comprehensive understanding of movement and tactics for success. (Mountain magazine)
...Beal's book should be on your shelf and in your head. (Gearflogger)
Beal takes the reader through everything that needs to be known about bouldering: history, gear, style and, most
importantly, training. With an excellent foreword by Dave Graham that takes you inside the mind of one of the best climbers out there, the book is a complete package. (Climberism)
Beal was able to weave together the hard facts, tactics, and movement of bouldering with the reasons that we want to boulder in the first place. (Deadpoint magazine)
....will probably turn your friends into better climbers -- maybe better than you. (Jenn Fields The Colorado Daily)
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