9780762711680

Climb On! : Skills for More Efficient Climbing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780762711680

  • ISBN10:

    076271168X

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2001-12-01
  • Publisher: Falcon
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Summary

The How to Climb series expands on the useful information found in all FalconGuides.

Features:
-- Handy, packable size
-- Basic approach to technical subjects

Real-life stories of efficient climbing are interspersed with the excellent advice about training, carrying less gear, and moving faster that this guide offers. "The only thing better than climbing is more climbing", says climber and author Hans Florine, and this book provides the tips climbers need to shave time off their ascents, so they can get up more difficult routes in less time.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Speed Climbing: What Is It and Why Do It?
1(12)
Multipitch Climbs
13(11)
Speed Climbing Tips
24(13)
Simul-climbing
37(10)
Soloing
47(13)
The Art of Passing
60(4)
Gear Selection and Random Tips
64(7)
Food and Water
71(4)
Training
75(6)
Competitions and Sport Routes
81(7)
Ethics and Style
88(5)
The History of Speed Climbing
93(14)
Appendix 1: Speed Beta for Specific Routes 107(15)
Obsessed with the Nose
107(11)
Beta on the Yellow Spur
118(4)
Appendix 2: Speed Records 122(5)
Glossary 127(3)
Further Reading and References 130

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