Girl on the Rocks

A Woman's Guide To Climbing With Strength, Grace, And Courage

Book Description

Through the sage advice of one of the world's foremost female climbers and the lens of an internationally acclaimed photographer, women learn that climbing is more fun than dangerous, that overcoming fear can boost self-esteem, and that the fitness benefits for women are tremendous. Most women learn climbing from men, but the sport is different fora woman, both physically and psychologically—and it is empowering for women to learn about climbing from “girls” who've been on the rocks themselves.

The numerous photos in this full-color guide do wonders to clearly explain the various techniques, equipment, and styles of climbing for women. Further bringing the sport to life, author Katie Brown presents her interviews with numerous female climbers—from a young girl to a sixty-something professional climber—to learn what the sport has done for them.

About Brown, Katie

Author Katie Brown is the young woman who Rock & Ice magazine dubbed "The Best Female Climber of the Millennium." As the first woman to onsight 5.13d (Omaha Beach, Red River Gorge, Kentucky) and flash 5.14a (Hydrophobia, Mont Sant, Spain) Katie Brown has been an influential and groundbreaking climber, male or female. She began climbing at age 13 and quickly dominated competition at the national and international level. Now in her mid-20s, she is a freelance writer, author of the book Vertical World (FalconGuides), and continues to travel the world as an elite professional climber.

Photographer Ben Moon is an internationally reknowned outdoor photographer specializing in rock climbing and surfing. He has been featured in such magazines as Outside, Surfer, Rock & Ice, Mens Journal, National Geographic Adventure and regularly shoots for clients such as Yakima, Timberline, Patagonia, Solomon, and Black Diamond.