Review by: jt512, 2005-11-01
The Self-Coached Climber represents a quantum leap forward in the literature on climbing movement and training. It is, without question, the most significant work on the subject since Goddard and Neumann's Performance Rock Climbing. Authors Hague and Hunter introduce us to a whole new way of thinking about our climbing. The chapter on movement initiation and movement centers alone will completely change how you climb. The level of depth and detail in the book is astounding. For instance, where previous training books have contained a paragraph or two on balance, Hague and Hunter devote 24 pages and 57 illustrations describing three distinct types of balance and how to use them to your advantage in climbing. And thatís just Chapter 1. This book is a must-have regardless of your climbing level. Whether you've just bought your first pair of climbing shoes or just redpointed your first 5.14a, you will find this book invaluable.