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crashkickave


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Just started climbing and I'm looking to learn enough to do some simple top-roping. Any book recommendations with info about anchoring, techniques and equipment?


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from the inventor of the big bros ... god rest his soul ...

http://www.amazon.com/...ineers/dp/1594850062




crashkickave


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Cool thanks! Definitely gonna check that out


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John Long's Climbing Anchors gets great reviews.


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I'm new myself. I think the following 3 books will be all you will ever need to buy to have a complete library on the topic.

1. How to Rock Climb, by John Long

2. Already mentioned (one of the best on anchors) is Rock Climbing Anchors, by Craig Luebben- R.I.P.

3. And probably one of the best and most indispensable guides on the sport, The Mountaineering Handbook, by Craig Connally. This book breaks with a lot of tradition regarding anchors and is so good it is even quoted in John Longs book. This or John Longs book would be my first purchase if I were buying just one..... but I would buy used and get them all and you'll never need to purchase another technical guide again.


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The Freedom of the Hills

(Maybe more than you're looking for, but a great reference for all things climbing/mountaineering)


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