/ Is this book nonsense or any good - anyone read it.
Wouldnt we all like to gain three grades?
I've seen this too and it looks a bit crap. Also much more designed for lower grades climbers by the looks of things.
I've never used it personally, but if you search on the forums there's plenty of praise for it.
I'd be surprised if for very many people a combination of the knowledge provided by a good book on training/tactics/etc and the catalyst it provides to actually put in the work required and really apply those ideas couldn't get them a few grades. There's "I'd like to gain 3 grades" and there's "I know what I need to do and I'm prepared to put the work in to actually gain 3 grades", and the two are very different.
> Also much more designed for lower grades climbers by the looks of things.
Must be pointless rubbish then.......
> Must be pointless rubbish then.......
Probably quite useful for me then....
> Probably quite useful for me then....
And me :-)
Your profile doesn't reveal much about your background. Are you already crushing E6/7c or are you bumbling around E1/6a+. That might answer the question of whether it's any use to you.
It may well be good but given that the website looks like any number of similar sites for weight-loss/home-working/penis-extensions I'm inclined not to be interested in his book.
The three exclamation marks in the title also put me off.
Also when reading the text of the website I can't help but see this guy:
I haven't read it, I probably should. The author is an occasional UKC poster and a really nice guy, who I have climbed with.
Do a search, there are a few threads about it, I get the impression it divides people, but it has certainly helped many.
> It may well be good but given that the website looks like any number of similar sites for weight-loss/home-working/penis-extensions I'm inclined not to be interested in his book.
> The three exclamation marks in the title also put me off.
Yes, the website put me off too as did the fact the book comes as a PDF with password protection - which isn't nearly as a convenient as a Kindle book you can just open and read without looking for a password.
On the other hand it is an entertaining read and there is a lot of good advice. It's more motivational with little anecdotes than deeply technical - but then a lot of the stuff you need to do to climb better is pretty obvious the difficult bit is actually making yourself do it.
I thought it was worth the money but its not something I'd read more than once.
> I've seen this too and it looks a bit crap. Also much more designed for lower grades climbers by the looks of things.
It's not. Plenty of it is well known/common sense but if you follow it you will probably improve.
I thought this was a good read which distils some key principles of redpointing very sensibly.
It's probably not aimed at people who are climbing in the high F7s and above, as they will probably have already learned the key bits of information it's trying to teach you about route choice, tactics and preparation.
To be honest, I haven't found a book which does it all yet...nor do I expect to!
It helped me.
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