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daveflanagan


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I have just finished compiling “Bouldering for Beginners” a free ebook that is aimed at people who are just starting to get into bouldering and want to understand a bit more about it. Topics covered include the basics, equipment, staying safe, movement and bouldering outdoors. The content is mostly based on Bouldering Essentials but at only 42 pages long it can’t delve too deeply into the larger topics, for example the movement chapter is only a few pages compared to over 60 in Bouldering Essentials.

The ebook is free to all, download it using the link below

http://www.threerockbooks.com/...ringForBeginners.pdf (11.5MB PDF file).


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I'm new to climbing so I only do indoors and always wanted to do some real rock climbing but terrified and discouraged. Even so, I will definitely read this pdf. Thanks for sharing.


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I hope it helps, let me know if you have any questions...


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daveflanagan wrote:
I have just finished compiling “Bouldering for Beginners” a free ebook that is aimed at people who are just starting to get into bouldering and want to understand a bit more about it. Topics covered include the basics, equipment, staying safe, movement and bouldering outdoors. The content is mostly based on Bouldering Essentials but at only 42 pages long it can’t delve too deeply into the larger topics, for example the movement chapter is only a few pages compared to over 60 in Bouldering Essentials.

The ebook is free to all, download it using the link below

http://www.threerockbooks.com/...ringForBeginners.pdf (11.5MB PDF file).

Nice job. Some good information can be found in there for beginners, but you really need to edit the grade chart. To be fair, you do claim only a "very approximate indication" to route grades--but your chart is way, way off. For example you indicate a rough equivalence of V1 to 5.6 and V3 to 5.9, when (in reality) V1 is roughly hard 5.10 and V3 is approximately hard 5.11.

There are a number of good grade conversion charts out there that you can reference. See the one in "Stone Crusade" for one example.

Curt


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Thanks for your comment. You aren't the first person to say this to me. I have made some changes (see attachment), what do you think?

My initial attempt was obviously a little too approximate!
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Perhaps this "wiki" page will help?
http://www.spadout.com/wiki/index.php/Climbing_Grades


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amarius wrote:
Perhaps this "wiki" page will help?
http://www.spadout.com/wiki/index.php/Climbing_Grades

That chart is a bit too far in the other direction. Try this:



Obviously the "V" grades extend today beyond V13, but its about as accurate as possible through V11 or so.

Curt


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