1000 Tips For Climbers is aimed at anyone who hangs off stuff, or just hangs around in the mountains. It's not an instruction book, but more a massive collection of all those little tips that make a... More > real difference.
These tips are based on thirty years of climbing obsession, as well as nineteen ascents of El Cap (3 solo ascents and one days ascent), Alpine North Faces, icecaps, scary climbs and expeditions.
For a more extreme taste of this book, imagine an alien came down to earth, stuck a straw in a climber's head, one who'd been climbing for about thirty years, and proceeded to suck out their brain; then transmogrified all that it contained in to a 57,000 word book of climbing tips.
Well this is just such a book!< Less
Everything you ever wanted to know about hooks, hooking or bits of gear that don't hook, but have hook in their tiltle. This mini instruction book covers all sky hook types, how to use them, modify... More > them, and employ them to daring ends.
Also covers fifi hooks, cam hooks and Russian mixed hooks.
A must for every big wall and aid dreamer, as well as thoes who need to cheat!< Less
This short instructional book is designed to provide some basic guidance, ideas and work outs for all climbers, especially those that undertake leg intensive climbing such as Alpine and... More > mountaineering.
The text is not designed to be exhaustive, and in many ways it should act as the first step in learning more about an area of training that you find works for you.< Less
A technical manual on how to place and remove pegs for rock climbers, alpinists and big wall climbing
Who’s this book for? Well anyone who may need to place, use or remove a peg, meaning big... More > wall climbers, winter climbers and alpinists.
Someone once asked me how you went about placing a peg when climbing a big wall, to which I replied ‘just hammer it in until it doesn’t come out’. This may have seemed like a pithy answer, but at the time I thought that this was simply how you did it, after all, it wasn’t rocket science and that’s how I’d always approached the art of pegging.< Less
Want to know how to carry out aid or artificial climbing? This book sets out the basics, including gear, setup and the basic technique that will work on most climbs.
This book, like most of my... More > instructional books, tries to cut down the information to just what you need to know, and is not padded out with stuff you don't. If you judge a book by its word count then I'm afraid this book will disappoint. This is not an essay of all aspects of big wall or aid climbing, but simply the best way to get from A to B for the leader. This book does not cover belays, jumaring or hauling (these are covered in other books) - just getting from A to B.< Less