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Description - Crack Climbing! by Lisa Gnade

Addictive but usually legal, crack climbing has become hugely popular in recent years. A form of free climbing where the climber ascends a rock wall by jamming hands and feet into cracks and pulling upward, this sport has specific techniques and strategies that are clearly demonstrated and explained in this handy guide. Through an exquisite blend of text, photos, and illustrations, Crack Climbing! explores in-depth the wide range of techniques required to successfully climb cracks. Starting with an overview of the unique crack types found at the world's most famous climbing areas, the authors move on to cover such topics as: O jamming techniquesO strategies for when and where to place protectionO tactics for safely learning to lead cracksO how to obtain the psychological edge to be a successful crack climber

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780762745913
ISBN-10: 0762745916
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 191mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Falcon Guides
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lisa Gnade

Lisa Gnade has logged many accomplishments in more than twenty years of rock climbing - no least, being the first woman in the world to consistently climb 5.13 cracks.

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