The sport of climbing has become extremely popular in recent years. For climbers of all abilities, from beginners through professional climbing instructors, the book to have is The Complete Guide to Rope Techniques, 2nd by Nigel Shepherd. A first-class climber, instructor, and professional mountain guide, Shepherd covers everything from the most basic rope techniques to the advanced skills needed for competitive climbing. Topics covered include: top and bottom roping; snow, rock, and ice anchors; abseiling; glacier travel and crevasse rescue; short roping; the double rope technique; retreating from a climb; rope tricks for adventure-climbing activities; and much more.
The Complete Guide to Rope Techniques
Globe Pequot Press, The
A Comprehensive Handbook for Climbers