9 Out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistakes

Navigation Through the Maze of Advice for the Self-coached Climber

Author: Dave MacLeod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956428103

Category: Rock climbing

Page: 166

View: 6903


9 out of 10 climbers make the same mistakes - navigation through the maze of advice for the self-coached climber 9 out of 10 climbers are stuck. They are stuck on the same things. Some of the things that hold climbers back from improving their climbing standard are the same as they were twenty years ago: motivation, managing time, and not being able to analyse and correct their own basic technical or tactical errors. But they are also stuck for a new set of reasons. Twenty years ago, the problem was that no one knew how to train for climbing. Information was scarce and couldn't travel fast among the participants. Today, it's the opposite problem. Book after book lists techniques for climbing, exercises for climbing, tips for climbing. Navigating this barrage of information, filtering out the irrelevant and homing in on what matters to your life, your climbing and your circumstances has been the limiting step for today's climber. This book is the first to present the science of improving at climbing in a way that will actually help you make confident decisions and stay focused on the things that will make the biggest difference. Dave Macleod has crystallised 16 years experience as a world class climber, sport scientist and renowned coach into an accessible and thought provoking guide to improving at rock climbing.


Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving

Author: Peter Beal

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594855013

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3852


CLICK HERE to download the free chapter called, "Training for Power" from Bouldering (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Includes technical photographs, charts, and illustrations * Contributing photography and advice from Dave Graham, Daniel Woods, Jamie Emerson, and many others * Appendix highlights top bouldering destinations all over the world Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving demonstrates not just the basics of how to boulder, but also how to get better at it and take it to the next level. Whether you're a beginning climber who just started at the local gym, a competitive sport climber looking for a new challenge, or an aging alpinist who needs to take a season off from high-altitude, this guidebook offers something for everyone pursuing the art of bouldering: gear, movement, tactics, training, injury prevention, competitions, and more. Contributing photography and insights come from climbers such as Dave Graham, Jamie Emerson, Paul Robinson, Chris Schulte, Daniel Woods, Ty Landman, and many others, and an appendix highlights many of the top bouldering destinations all over the world.

The Crag Survival Handbook

The Unspoken Rules of Climbing

Author: Matt Samet

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594857679

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1862


CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Safety, Hazards & Awareness" from Crag Survival Handbook * Climbing etiquette you won’t learn at the gym but need to know * Advice from “Rock Maestros” Justen Sjong, Kevin Jorgeson, Tommy Caldwell, Robyn Ebersfeld and experts at the Access Fund, Black Diamond, Leave No Trace, and more * Mix of lore, how-to, humor, and entertainment — a reference book that’s easy to read and makes for good campfire talk Dogs at the trailhead, belayers in lawn chairs, long lines queued up at the classics in Eldorado Canyon — the crags seem more crowded and more crazy than ever. In fact, according to the Outdoor Industry association, in the United States more than 3.6 million people participated in climbing in 2011. Many of these new climbers are entering outdoor climbing solely through rock gyms, without having the opportunity to apprentice with an experienced friend or mentor— resulting in climbing accidents and conflicts. How do you become a responsible crag citizen? Crag Survival Handbook: The Unspoken Rules of Climbing is longtime climber Matt Samet’s personal handbook to becoming a member of the climbing community. While Samet discusses key skills like movement, dealing with fear, gear management, and how to fall, he also delves into crag culture: ethics, access, dealing with conflict, dogs and kids at the crags, and Leave No trace practices. Samet lays out the unspoken rules you need to know. Chapters include: * Heads up! Safety, Hazards, and Basic Crag Awareness * Etiquette, Access, and Impact: You’re Not the Only Fish in the Aquarium * Movement PhD: Crouch Like a Tiger, Hide Like a Dragon * Become a Rock Ninja: Tricks of the Cragger’s Trade Crag Survival Handbook guides you through the essential questions, even the questions you didn’t know you had, just like a personal climbing mentor would — minute by minute, hour by hour, skill by skill.

Better Bouldering

Author: John Sherman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762775580

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 8492


This thoroughly revised and updated new edition of Better Bouldering presents all the techniques and tricks gleaned from the thirty-year bouldering career of John Sherman, America's most noted and notorious bouldering guru. Sharing the most recent trends in techniques, equipment, and injury treatment and prevention, Sherman imparts his insider knowledge of the sport through colorful instructional text and “combat” stories from his own bouldering career—allowing both beginning and accomplished boulderers to learn from the author's mistakes rather than their own. Among the guest contributors for this new edition are top boulderers Paul Robinson, the 2008 ABS national champion, writing on gyms and competitions; and Angie Payne, the first American female to climb V13, who shares a woman's perspective on bouldering. More than 300 new color photos taken at the most popular bouldering locales throughout America and the world clearly demonstrate in dramatic fashion the concepts explained in the always entertaining text.


The Self-Coached Climber's Guide to Redpoint and On-Site Climbing

Author: Dan Hague,Douglas Hunter

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811745074

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 2802


The first in-depth book on redpointing, where the climber does not weight the rope or pull or stand on manmade equipment.

The Adventurer's Handbook

From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert

Author: Mick Conefrey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1780743203

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 8695


Pick up your backpack and become the next Bear Grylls! How do you survive a charging elephant? What’s the best way to serve polar bear meat? Where do you find water in a desert? Learn the answers to these questions and more from the best instructors possible: a cast of famous explorers, including Livingstone, Shackleton and John Hunt. Mick Conefrey delves into the original diaries and logs of the great expeditions to provide a winning combination of intrepid tales of yester-year and witty retro tips. You’ll discover which famous explorer was cooked by Hawaiian natives and who was left on an ice floe in the Arctic by his drunk captain. Packed with fun facts and trivia, this is the perfect gift for hardened explorers and armchair adventurers alike.