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by Steve Long

eBook The Climbing Handbook: The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Rock Climbing download ISBN: 0713683775
Author: Steve Long
Publisher: Firefly Books (June 19, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 192
ePub: 1855 kb
Fb2: 1495 kb
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: mbr lit mobi azw
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Mountaineering

Steve Long is a professional climbing instructor and qualified International Mountain Guide

Steve Long is a professional climbing instructor and qualified International Mountain Guide. He writes articles on climbing for magazines such as Mountain, On the Edge, Climber, Summit and Going Places. Overall, the book seems inclusive, outlining most of the climbing approaches and equipment which i would have anticipated or hoped for, plus a few which i did not. The book is chock-full of illustrations, diagrams, photographs, and the like, which to me seem an absolute necessity for any adequate hands-off presentation of climbing technique.

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The Climbing Handbook : The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Rock Climbing. From the basics for beginners to techniques and tactics for more advanced climbers, this book provides the tools to maximize the climber's experience

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Review of The Climbing Handbook
I have read just about every rock climbing how-to book out there and unfortunately this is probably the second worse book I have read. I borrowed this book from a friend who is a new climber and it was so bad that I will not give it back to her. I have taught rock climbing skills (mostly traditional multi-pitch lead climbing) for the past 10 years and climb at least 35 weekends a year. I also have 16yrs experience as a technical writer/editor. I read this book cover to cover and redlined it in great detail.
This book has numerous instances of poor wording that would be very confusing for the average climber, especially a new climber which this book appears to be written for. Terminology is confusing in many instances. Some of this could be UK terminology, but much of it is just plain poor wording, difficult even for experienced climbers to understand. Ex. The “back bar” on a carabiner is more appropriately called the “spine”.
In many instances the author makes a statement, but doesn’t explain it and leaves the reader guessing and wondering. In the section on tying in, the author shows an illustration of the rope tying into the belay loop. This should NEVER be done. The tie-in points on the waist loop and leg loops are purposely designed with abrasion resistant material that protects the weight bearing nylon underneath and prevents wear at these critical locations. The belay loop is not abrasion resistant and should only be connected to by metal (carabiners).
In at least one illustration it shows a carabiner tri-axial loaded. This is not recommended as carabiners are not designed for these forces. A butterfly knot is referred to as a “knot on a bight”. In another instance it is stated that a big fall could generate enough friction to cause damage to the rope, but does not give any explanation as to how this would occur. I have never read anything that states this and cannot think of how this could happen since the friction rope surfaces only make temporary contact as the rope is moving.
“Master point” of the belay anchor is confusingly referred to as “looped area”. “Master point” is later referred to as “central point”. And later in the book it is then referred to as “anchor point” and then “belay point”. Consistent terminology will avoid a great deal of confusion.
Belay plates are referred to often but the author does not show pictures of any and almost nobody uses them anymore. Belay technique teaches the belayer to release the brake hand after taking in rope instead of sliding the brake hand which is the safer way. Live “rope” and brake “rope” terminology is used instead of live “end” and brake “end” which is easier to understand (imho).
“Taking in” is used instead of “up rope” when pulling up the remaining rope after leading a pitch and building a belay anchor.
In the top-roping section one sentence says “requires the rope to be threaded through two bolts”. The rope should NEVER be threaded through two bolts.
Climbers do not “embark” on a pitch, they “ascend” a pitch.
In one illustration it tries to show the master point carabiners with the gates opposed, but in reality they are not.
Another illustration shows rappelling directly off a sling. This is not recommended as nylon can melt nylon.
And it gets even worse from there. These are just a few of the MANY problems with this book.
Don’t buy it. There are many other much better books out there.
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'The Climbing Handbook' is an introduction to all aspects of climbing, from indoor walls, competitions, rocks faces, cracks and bouldering. It looks at the basic techniques you need to learn, the history of climbing, safety, physical and mental training, nutrition, as well as equipment and much more. It also has a short chapter on good climbing places worldwide with their respective grades. The text and diagrams are clear and the photos make for a very attractive overall package. This is a good place to start to learn more about climbing and climbing terms and will provide a solid foundation to go onto further instruction and books on the market.

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