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Cicerone Press Rock Climbing by Pete Hill

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Covering all the basic technical skills needed, it is invaluable not only for beginners but also for those who already climb but would like to increase their technical knowledge on both single- and multi-pitch routes.

Written by one of the UK's top mountain instructors, the book covers subjects including equipment, knots, belaying, leading, seconding and abseiling. Many other peripheral skills are also covered, and the whole book is highly illustrated with full-colour photographs throughout. Special 'Tips' and 'Notes' boxes highlight important techniques and observations, and the book is presented in such a way as to make learning to climb as easy and enjoyable as possible.

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Contents
Introduction


Part 1: Basics

1 Getting Started
2 Equipment
3 Knots


Part 2: Skills

4 Tying On
5 Climbing Calls
6 Moving on Rock
7 Placing Gear
8 Belaying


Part 3: Climbing

9 Leading
10 Seconding a Climb
11 Abseiling
12 Multi-pitch Routes
13 Top- and Bottom-roping


Appendix 1: Fall Factors and Forces
Appendix 2: Selected Climbing Venues
Appendix 3: Glossary
Index

Ideal for beginners and as a refresher on good technique and safety.



For more information visit Cicerone Press - Rock Climbing
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