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The complete idiot's guide to rock climbing
Jackenthal, Stefani.
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Publication Information:
New York : Alpha Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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GV200.2 .J33 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A collection of advice on every aspect of the sport which covers buying and renting supplies, safety tips, and basic, intermediate and advanced climbing moves and strategies. The book is part of the COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE series.

Author Notes

Stefani Jackenthal is a freelance writer, rock climber, triathlete, and a former national-level bicycle racer. Her articles have been published in The New York Times, Women's Sports and Fitness, Shape, and Fitness. She lives in New York City.
Joe Glickman is a New York-based journalist, rock climber, nationally ranked marathon kayaker, and triathlete. He writes the "Weekend Warrior" column for The New York Times and is currently working on a book, To the Top, which details his experiences climbing the highest mountain in each of the 50 states.

Table of Contents

Part 1 What's Up?p. 1
1 Because It's Therep. 3
2 Are You Ready to Rock?p. 15
3 From Molehills to Mountainsp. 27
4 Gearhead 101p. 39
Part 2 Tech Talkp. 51
5 Mind, Body, and Solep. 53
6 Belaying Basicsp. 67
7 Respect the Ropep. 77
Part 3 Base Campp. 87
8 Know Your Knotsp. 89
9 Top-Roping ABCsp. 101
10 Rappelling: What Goes Up Must Come Downp. 111
11 Keep It Indoorsp. 121
12 Look Before You Leapp. 131
13 Gnarly Noshingp. 145
Part 4 Take It to the Mountainp. 155
14 Safety Firstp. 157
15 Jimmy Crack Climbingp. 169
16 Sum-It Up: Advanced Tipsp. 181
17 Leading the Wayp. 189
18 Double Troublep. 205
Part 5 The View from the Topp. 217
19 How You Ratep. 219
20 Want to Play in My Rock Garden?p. 233
21 Rock My Worldp. 245
22 Mountaineering: Don't Try This at Homep. 259
23 Basic Training Boot Campp. 271
A Glossaryp. 285
B Books, Magazines, Videos, Maps, and CD-ROMsp. 291
C Indoor Climbing Wallsp. 295
D Guide Services, Climbing Camps, and Organizationsp. 297
E Climbing Organizations and Governing Bodiesp. 299
F Mail-Order Companies and Manufacturersp. 301
Indexp. 307