Speed Climbing!, 2nd How to Climb Faster and Better

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-11-01
  • Publisher: FalconGuides
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This is a complete introduction to the techniques of speed climbing, including training, soloing, simul- climbing, passing, equipment, and more. Also includes a history of speed climbing and compiles speed-climbing records.

Author Biography

Hans Florine is a professional climber, writer, photographer, and outdoor guide who holds numerous speed records in outdoor climbing. He lives in Yosemite, California.

Bill Wright is a software engineer and enthusiastic weekend climber with a passion for all things climbing and boundless curiosity about the techniques of the super speed climbers. He lives in Superior, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Chapter 1: Speed Climbing: The What and The Why 1(18)
Chapter 2: Multipitch Climbs 19(12)
Chapter 3: Speed Climbing Tips 31(15)
Chapter 4: Simul-climbing 46(13)
Chapter 5: Soloing 59(13)
Chapter 6: The Art of Passing 72(5)
Chapter 7: Gear Selection and Random Tips 77(7)
Chapter 8: Food and Water 84(4)
Chapter 9: Training and Fitness Levels 88(6)
Chapter 10: Competitions and Sport Routes 94(8)
Chapter 11: Ethics and Style 102(5)
Chapter 12: The History of Speed Climbing 107(23)
Appendix 1: Speed Beta for Specific Routes 130(15)
Obsessed with the Nose
Beta on the Maiden
Appendix 2: Speed Records 145(5)
Glossary 150(3)
Further Reading and References 153(3)
About the Authors 156

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