Climbing: From Gym to Crag

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* Surpasses other training guides with a new level of instruction, clarity, and safety
* "Key Transition Exercises" teach the skills you'll need to move from gym climbing to rock climbing
* Climbing technique illustrated with more than 150 photos
* Complements any indoor or outdoor climbing course

Getting strong and learning to climb hard routes in the gym doesn't prepare you for climbing outdoors where anything can happen. Climbing: From Gym to Crag is written by experts who teach climbing for a living. These long-time instructors have a clear, practical understanding of the different skills and climbing technique needed to go from climbing in the gym to climbing on real rock. From building anchors to leading and self-rescue, they'll teach you how to make the transition safely.

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S. PETER LEWIS has been a rock climber since 1976, an ice climber since 1979, and a professional mountain guide since 1983. He has climbed in almost every major climbing area in the Northeast and is an expert on the area's climbing history. From 1994 to 1999, Lewis was the executive director of the American Mountain Guides Association. Lewis also has been a freelance writer and photographer specializing in adventure sports since 1983. He has written dozens of articles, published hundreds of photographs, and been featured in two profiles, in Outdoor Photographer and New Hampshire Profiles. Lewis also has worked as a newspaper reporter and has won journalism and photography awards. He has authored or co-authored six books on climbing, including Climbing: From Gym to Crag, published by The Mountaineers Books in 2000. He researched, edited, designed, and marketed with Rick Wilcox a self-published book, the second edition of An Ice Climber's Guide to Northern New England in 1992, and has just finished the third edition of the guide to be released early next year. He currently works as the publishing director for Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities in Conway, New Hampshire. He lives in Bridgton, Maine, with his wife and two children.

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A good effort to bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor climbing. (Klamath Falls Herald and News)

"The best how-to on the sport." (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (NY))

It could be called the encyclopedia of climbing. (Idaho Statesman)

A comprehensive collection of information. By running through these lessons at home in advance, a number of key skills can be acquired. (The Chinook)

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