Climbing Free

Author: Lynn Hill
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393324334
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The memoirs of the woman rock climber who was the first person to accomplish a "free ascent" of the Nose on Yosemite's El Capitan describe her early days as a Hollywood stunt artist, friendships with other climbers, near-fatal eighty-foot fall, and personal strategies. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Climb Injury Free

Author: Jared Vagy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692831892
Size: 61.50 MB
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Ever wonder how to take your climbing to the next level? Has injury prevented you from climbing? Whether you're a professional athlete or a novice climber, ?Climb Injury-Free? is the guide that will take your climbing to the next level. The book utilizes the ?Rock Rehab Pyramid,? the most advanced injury prevention and athletic performance program built specifically for rock climbers. You will learn how to diagnosis, treat and prevent the 10 most common climbing injuries in step-by-step chapters.Learn exclusive injury advice with over 30 profiles from top professional climbers including Adam Ondra, Sasha DiGiulian Sean McColl, Jonathan Siegrist and many more. Now you can utilize the system used by thousands of climbers worldwide and see the results for yourself. Start today on the path to recovery and take your climbing to the next level. Climb on!

Yosemite Climbs

Author: Don Reid
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 9780934641593
Size: 75.39 MB
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Coverage of over 2000 free climbs in the Yosemite Valley

Zion Climbing

Author: Bryan Bird
Publisher: Supertopo
ISBN:
Size: 64.91 MB
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Zion Climbing includes more than 250 free climbing routes and 25 hammerless big wall climbs. All the popular aid and free climbs are covered, along with more than 100 previously unpublished routes. Author Bryan Bird has personally climbed nearly all of the routes in the book in order to bring a level of detail and accuracy never seen before in a Zion guide.

Free Climb

Author: Jake Maddox
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1434207846
Size: 67.88 MB
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When Amir is caught climbing buildings in his neighborhood, Officer Roberts takes him to a legal climbing wall and he learns how to rock climb properly.

Yosemite Valley Free Climbs

Author: Chris McNamara
Publisher: Supertopo
ISBN:
Size: 37.91 MB
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From 16-pitch trad climbs to one-pitch sport routes, here are more than 230 of the best routes in Yosemite Valley, with detailed topos to topropes, cragging, and multi- pitch climbs in the 5.4 to 5.9 range. You'll find the classic Yosemite challenges plus little-known climbs where you can avoid the crowds. The authors have personally climbed and carefully documented each route, continuing the SuperTopo tradition of supreme accuracy.

Freedom Climbers

Author: Bernadette McDonald
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594857571
Size: 54.53 MB
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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Freedom Climbers (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "One of the most important mountaineering books to be written for many years." —Boardman-Tasker Prize See this book trailer for Freedom Climbers made by RMB Books, its publisher in Canada, where the cover is slightly different from the Mountaineers Books U.S. edition * Behind the Iron Curtain, Cold War mountaineers found freedom on the world's highest peaks—and paid an awful price to achieve it * Winner of the Boardman-Tasker Prize, Banff Grand Prize, and American Alpine Club Literary Award Freedom Climbers tells the story of Poland's truly remarkable mountaineers who dominated Himalayan climbing during the period between the end of World War II and the start of the new millennium. The emphasis here is on their "golden age" in the 1980s and 1990s when, despite the economic and social baggage of their struggling country, Polish climbers were the first to tackle the world's highest mountains during winter, including the first winter ascents on seven of the world's fourteen 8000-meter peaks: Everest, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, and Lhotse. Such successes, however, came at a serious cost: 80 percent of Poland's finest high-altitude climbers died on the high mountains during the same period they were pursuing these first ascents. Award-winning writer Bernadette McDonald addresses the social, political, and cultural context of this golden age, and the hardships of life under Soviet rule. Polish climbers, she argues, were so tough because their lives at home were so tough—they lost family members to World War II and its aftermath and were so much more poverty-stricken than their Western counterparts that they made much of their own climbing gear. While Freedom Climbers tells the larger story of an era, McDonald shares charismatic personal narratives such as that of Wanda Rutkiewicz, expected to be the first woman to climb all 8000-meter peaks until she disappeared on Kanchenjunga in 1992; Jerzy Kukuczka, who died in a fall while attempting the south face of Lhotse; and numerous other renowned climbers including Voytek Kurtyka, Artur Hajzer, Andrej Zawaka, and Krzysztof Wielicki. This is a fascinating window into a different world, far-removed from modernity yet connected by the strange allure of the mountain landscape, and a story of inspiring passion against all odds. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.

Rock Climbing 2nd Edition

Author: Topher Donahoe
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594858632
Size: 16.13 MB
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• Approximately 35 new techniques, safety considerations, and subjects • National Outdoor Book Award winner in first edition • First edition of this popular title has sold 50,000 copies Thousands of rock climbers have learned the sport using Craig Luebben’s seminal and bestselling text, Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills. Now Craig’s friend and fellow climber Topher Donahue brings the content up to current standards and includes technological advances, while preserving Craig’s comprehensive approach. An award-winning climber in his own right, Topher uses his writing and photography skills to simplify the complex world of modern climbing technique and reveals the thought process behind safe and practical climbing methods. This second edition includes European climbing techniques that offer alternatives to those traditionally taught in North America. Topher has also incorporated new lessons derived from accidents due, in part, to the increased popularity of climbing. Also found in this edition: • Over 10,000 more words and 125 more photos • Three never-before-published techniques: Adjustable Hitch, High Friction Tubes, and Bight Method • Detailed technical updates throughout • New distinction between “anchor” (a group of placements, pieces, or bolts used at the end of a pitch or for top rope or rappel setup) and “placement” or “piece” (individual cams, nuts, etc., used in groups to make an anchor or used individually as protection on a pitch)

Never Look Down

Author: James Kingston
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 1911274430
Size: 40.23 MB
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James Kingston loves to climb. Whether he's scaling a tree at his local park or ascending to the very top of a crane, looking down always brings about the best kind of rush. And yet it wasn't always this way. Afraid of heights as a child, James vowed to confront an almost crippling phobia. He was transformed, and became one of the most daring and unique free climbers on the planet. Today, James is the go-to man for everything HIGH. Think Wembley Stadium or the Eiffel tower - James has conquered some of the most iconic locations in the world. Packed with death-defying POV pictures, Never Look Down tells how James faces down danger, where his favourite free climbing locations are, and takes you to the top of the world.