Best-selling climbing instructional, now fully updated, includes new, vetted alternatives to traditional techniques.
Thousands of rock climbers have learned the sport using Craig Luebben's seminal and bestselling text, Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills. Now Craig's friend and fellow climber Topher Donahue brings the content up to current standards and includes technological advances, while preserving Craig's comprehensive approach. An award-winning climber in his own right, Topher uses his writing and photography skills to simplify the complex world of modern climbing technique and reveals the thought process behind safe and practical climbing methods.
This second edition includes European climbing techniques that offer alternatives to those traditionally taught in North America. Topher has also incorporated new lessons derived from accidents due, in part, to the increased popularity of climbing.
- 2nd edition
- Updated with new, vetted alternatives to traditional techniques
- Great for basics of knots and climbing techniques
- Includes diagrams and tips for climbers of all levels