Advanced Rock Climbing

Mastering Sport and Trad Climbing

Book Description

Recommended by the American Mountain Guides Association

Advanced Rock Climbing, written by AMGA Certified Rock Instructor Bob Gaines, covers concepts and topics for today’s rock climbers looking to take their skills and experience to the next level. Combining up-to-date and complete information on toproping, anchors, rappelling, safety and rescue techniques, gear, and so much more in one comprehensive book, Advanced Rock Climbing is a must-have title for any serious climber or climbing instructor. Inside you’ll find:

  • Detailed and thorough instructions on face climbing, crack climbing, and anchor systems
  • In-depth information on aid climbing, including the Yosemite Method
  • Best practices for leading sport and trad climbs
  • The latest rescue and assistance techniques
And much, much more!

About Gaines, Bob

Bob Gaines has been a professional rock climbing guide since 1983 and is the owner of Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School, voted the top rock climbing school in America by Outside magazine. Bob has worked extensively in the film business as a climbing stunt coordinator. He was Sylvester Stallone’s climbing instructor for Cliffhanger and doubled for William Shatner in Star Trek V as Captain Kirk free-soloing on El Capitan. He is the author of several Falcon rock climbing guides and instruction books, including Best Climbs Joshua Tree National Park,Toproping, Rappelling, and the co-author of Rock Climbing: The AMGA Single Pitch Manual, and Climbing Anchors.

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