Rock Climbing Essential Skills and Techniques

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Packed with essential information and techniques, this is the official handbook of the MIA and SPA schemes.

The book is a reference tool for every climber as well as containing specific ideas for anyone wanting to coach and instruct others. The line drawings and diagrams from the book for you to use in your lectures and presentations.

Six sections covering: Getting Moving (indoors & outdoors); Basics of Ropework; The Climbing Environment; Single & Multi-pitch Climbing; Descending from Climbs & Solving Problems as well as Mountain Scrambling. A worthy companion to Hill Walking which is Volume 1 of this series published by Mountain Leader Training UK. This is the official handbook of the Mountaineering Instructor and Single Pitch Award Schemes.

Volume 2: (2011 Revision)

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Alex T.

THE climbing text book. Sections

THE climbing text book. Sections on climbing technique are vague and perhaps better left to the likes of Gresham/ Macleod. But as a reference for rope work, group management and systems - you can't beat it.

Mark Snowdon

THE book for beginners

This has to be on the shopping list for anyone looking to climb outside. Excellent, clear instruction and explanations on all aspects of climbing. Covers everything from warm ups to topping out; including belays, stances, basic technique, etc. I'd also

Ben Davenport

Clear, to the point and very welll illustrated.

This is a great reference book for climbing, it covers many scenarios and techniques. The diagrams are not overcomplicated and enable the reader to understand exactly what is going on.Scenarios are kept within there own boxes separate from the text, allow