How to Rock Climb!

Book Description

How to Rock Climb!, now in its fifth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. All the fundamentals—from ethics to getting up the rock—are presented in John Long's classic style. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. It is the essential how-to book for rock climbers everywhere.

Now with more than 300 color photographs and illustrations, this is the most thorough and complete upgrade this best-selling title has seen since first publishing more than a decade ago.

About Long, John

John Long's instructional books have made him a best-seller in the outdoor industry, with well over a million copies in print. A legendary rock climber and world adventurer, his feats include the first one-day ascent of El Capitan and a coast-to-coast traverse of Borneo. His other climbing books include Advanced Rock Climbing (with Craig Luebben), Climbing Anchors, More Climbing Anchors, and Big Walls (with John Middendorf), among others. He makes his home in Venezuela and in Venice, California.