Rock Climbing provides basic information on knots, belaying, leading and rappelling techniques and offers advice on equipment, environmental protection and First Aid. Every climber comes to the point where they want to leave the climbing gym and exchange plastic handles for the feeling of real rocks beneath their palms. They want to breathe in fresh air, enjoy the sun, wind, and the scenery surrounding them. In order to do that, you first have to train for it.
In rock climbing, unlike indoor climbing, you are responsible for securing yourself. This promises more excitement and a more intense experience, but also requires more knowledge and both physical and mental strength. To successfully master the first steps in learning rock climbing, this book will provide you with the right techniques, the crucial safety procedures, and the essential equipment. Numerous photos illustrate the challenging and complex sequences and movements in an easily understandable way. In addition, an introduction to indoor climbing is included.
This beautifully packaged book contains hundreds of full color photographs, a glossary and an index to enhance the reader’s experience. It is ideal for the climber just starting out or as a reference volume and teaching aid for the more experienced climber.
Gabi Flecken is a Professor for Sports and Kinetic Sciences. She installed climbing as a training program, teaching her students the manifold possibilities which this sport offers.
Detlef Heise-Flecken is a climbing coach. He organizes climbing trips and is a trekking tour guide. He has lots of experience coming from years of practice in rock climbing, sports climbing, bouldering and mountain trekking.
This book is distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group.