Review by: mgoodro, 2005-05-02
You can't learn everything from one source, be it friends, books, or professional instruction. This is a great book to fill in the pieces and to review the basics. The level of detail is surprising for a guide this brief. The writing style is generally easy to understand and the illustrations are usually very clear. This is a MUST READ for beginners and recommended for anyone who climbs, along with Long's Advanced Rock Climbing, Climbing Anchors, and More Climbing Anchors.