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Author Luebben, Craig.

Title Rock climbing : mastering basic skills / Craig Luebben.

Published Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, [2004]
©2004

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  796.5223 LUEB {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Mountaineers outdoor expert series.
Mountaineers outdoor expert series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 288) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Face Climbing--Dancing on the Rock -- Footwork 21 -- Handholds 25 -- Body Position 30 -- Moving on Rock 33 -- Chapter 2 Crack Climbing--Climbing Cracks from Fingertip Width to Full-Body Chimneys -- Splitters and Corners 41 -- Finger Jams 41 -- Hand and Foot Jams 43 -- Moving Up the Crack 44 -- Fist Jams 45 -- Off-size Cracks 47 -- Off-width Cracks 49 -- Squeeze Chimneys 54 -- Chimneys 54 -- Chapter 3 Climbing Gear--Outfitting for the Climb -- Belay Devices 61 -- Carabiners 62 -- Chalkbag 65 -- Clothing 65 -- Cord 66 -- Crash Pad 66 -- Harness 67 -- Helmet 68 -- Quickdraws 70 -- Shoes 70 -- Rope Bags and Tarps 71 -- Ropes 72 -- Ten Essentials 77 -- Webbing Slings 77 -- Chapter 4 Knots--Bringing the Rope to Life -- Harness Tie-in Knots 80 -- Knots for Tying into Anchors 81 -- Knots for Tying Webbing and Cord into Loops 86 -- Knots for Joining Rappel Ropes and Top-ropes 89 -- Rappel Safety Knots 89 -- Knots for Attaching Slings 94 -- Hitch for Rappelling and Belaying 94 -- Chapter 5 Belay Anchors and Lead Protection--Protecting Traditional Climbs -- Evolution of Climbing Anchors 98 -- Chocks 100 -- Camming Units 102 -- Ball Nuts 108 -- Big Bro Expandable Tubes 109 -- Climbing Rack 110 -- Natural Protection 112 -- Fixed Protection 113 -- Equalizing Protection 114 -- Opposing Protection 115 -- V-angle 115 -- Rigging Multidirectional Anchors 116 -- Rigging Anchors with a Cordelette 117 -- Rigging Belay Anchors with Slings 119 -- Rigging Belay Anchors with the Climbing Rope 120 -- Daisy Chain 122 -- Keeping the Belayer Down 122 -- Chapter 6 Belaying--Keeping Your Partner Safe -- Rigging a Belay Device 126 -- Belayer Position and Anchoring 126 -- Belaying a Top-roped Climber 129 -- Belaying a Leader 131 -- Catching a Fall 131 -- Lowering a Climber 132 -- Belaying with a Munter Hitch 132 -- Belaying with a GriGri 133 -- Belaying the Second Climber 135 -- Communication Signals 138 -- Chapter 7 Top-roping--Climbing with the Safety of an Overhead Rope -- Setting a Slingshot Top-rope 143 -- Climbing with a Slingshot Top-rope 146 -- Passing a Knot 146 -- Managing a Top-belay Top-rope 148 -- Chapter 8 Sport Climbing--Climbing Bolt-protected Routes -- Sport-climbing Hazards 153 -- Climbing Style 154 -- Climbing the Route 155 -- Lowering from the Route 160 -- Belaying a Sport Route 164 -- Onsighting a Route 166 -- Working a Route 167 -- Redpoint 168 -- Bailing from a Sport Route 169 -- Chapter 9 Traditional Lead Climbing--Leading with Protection from Nuts and Cams -- Traditional Rack 174 -- Topos 175 -- Approach 175 -- Route 177 -- Leading Strategy 178 -- Protection System 179 -- Physics of Falling 187 -- Keeping Your Head 188 -- Bailing 191 -- Following a Pitch 191 -- First Lead 192 -- Chapter 10 Multipitch Free Climbs--Climbing High and Free -- Two-person Team 196 -- Rope Management 200 -- Where to Belay 202 -- Hanging Belays 202 -- Fast and Light 203 -- Extra Gear for a Long Route 204 -- Time Budget 205 -- Three-person Teams 206 -- Chapter 11 Getting Down--Returning to Earth -- Walking Off 212 -- Downclimbing 213 -- Lowering 214 -- Rappelling 214 -- Chapter 12 Bouldering--Leaving the Rope at Home -- Bouldering Session 237 -- Bouldering Variety 239 -- Falling 240 -- Spotting 240 -- Bouldering Hazards 243 -- Environmental Considerations 243 -- Chapter 13 Training--Improving Your Mental and Physical Fitness for Rock Climbing -- Warming Up 248 -- Work Your Weaknesses 248 -- Improving Technique 249 -- Power and Endurance 249 -- Climbing Strength 251 -- Balance 252 -- Training the Brain 253 -- Hydration and Nutrition 253 -- Resting 254 -- Chapter 14 Climbing Safe--Avoiding and Escaping Bad Situations -- Self-rescue and First-aid Training 260 -- Self-rescue Gear 261 -- Friction Hitches 261 -- Load-releasable Knots 263 -- Ascending a Rope 266 -- Escaping a Belay 269 -- Next Step 274 -- Hauling Your Partner 276 -- Rappelling Past a Knot 281 -- Tandem Rappel to Evacuate an Injured Partner 283 -- Appendix A Climbing Rating Systems 286 -- Appendix C Climbing Resources 289.
Subject Rock climbing.
ISBN 0898867436 (paperback)