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Title:
The complete climber's handbook
Author:
Cinnamon, Jerry.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Camden, ME : Ragged Mountain Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
vi, 314 pages : illustrations 24 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Climbing rock and ice. c1994.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071357555
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

"Essential insights from a master of the sport."­­ Outside Magazine

This outdoor classic, praised by major climbing magazines, is one of the leading guides to a sport that at least 7 million Americans enjoyed last year. The Complete Climber's Handbook is now fully revised to ride the crest of climbing's surging wave of popularity.


Author Notes

Jerry Cinnamon is a professor of outdoor recreation and environmental sciences at Unity College in Maine. He has been climbing for nearly 30 years.


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part 1 Climbing Locations and Tools
1 Movement
2 Climbing Indoors
3 Knots
4 Harnesses and Helmets
5 Rope
6 Belaying
7 Protection
8 Rappelling
9 Leading Rock
10 Anchor Systems
11 Fall Forces
Part 2 Ice, Mountains, and Climbers
12 Movement on Snow and Ice
13 Protection on Snow and Ice
14 The Nature of Ice
15 Steep Ice
16 Avalanches
Part 3 Climbing Program Concerns
17 Top-Rope Site Management for Groups
18 Managing Risk Appendices
Appendix A First-Aid Programs
Appendix B Fitness
Appendix C Lightning
Appendix D Pulley
System Basics
Index