Rock & Wall Climbing: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques

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  • Gear, ropes and knots, technique, training, destinations
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    A colorful, clear, comprehensive reference for climbers of all skill levels. Here in one volume is a basic guide to the equipment and techniques for rock and wall climbing, training the mind and body, and the vitally important skills of safety and first aid. A chapter on where and when to climb highlights some of the best sites around the world, with detailed maps and locations of climbing gyms.

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    Garth Hattingh has been involved in climbing and other related adventure activities for over 30 years. He has climbed extensively in Southern Africa, as well as in Europe and both North and South America. At the forefront of mountain leadership and rock climbing training in South Africa, he has also written the successful Climber's Handbook and Top Climbs of the World (both published by New Holland). Garth lives in Pretoria, South Africa.

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