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akaerik21


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I've been reading a lot of threads and I've noticed that a lot of books are being talked about , I just started climbing and have a hundred questions so i think instead of starting a hundred posts i would get some good reading material I'm looking mainly for training advice and some general know all about bouldering and climbing any suggestions


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I keep hearing that Red Rock Odyssey is the best...

http://www.rockclimbing.com/gear/Detailed/3025.html


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larryd wrote:
I keep hearing that Red Rock Odyssey is the best...

http://www.rockclimbing.com/gear/Detailed/3025.html

Very modest, Larry Wink

He just started climbing ... no sense in scaring him this soon.


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how to rock climb!

by Jhon long


that ones good most his books are good


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jared ogden's book on aiding and big walls is awesome. i don't see any reason why you shouldn't read this when you're starting out and have something to aspire to. also has great info on taboo topics like modifying your grigri for soloing. yes!


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How to Rock Climb by John Long, for a base of technical knowledge.

The Self-Coached Climber by Hague and Hunter, for training to get strong and learning how to move proficiently on rock.

Jay


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If you reside in a mountainous/alpine part of the country, or aspire to do technical climbing in an alpine context, Freedom of the Hills is an excellent reference. In addition to providing good chapters discussing free climbing equipment and techniques, there is also introductory information on aiding. Finally, considerable discussion is given to other factors that may relate to alpine safety (i.e. crevasse rescue).


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depends on what the indented subject is. for training, i second the self-coached climber. performance rock climbing is also really good.

for trad/mountaneering, the best first buy would be the freedom of the hills.


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I'm also voting for "How to Rock Climb" by John Long but I'll add "Rock Tools and Technique" by Micheal Benge and Duane Raleigh to the list for variety.


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Clearly, after John Long's "How to Rock Climb", the next important book on your reading list should be:

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ds/Detailed/129.html

I suggest a most-thorough reading with careful attention to the enlightening illustrations!

Cheers!
G


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My friend just started climbing, I bought him Eric Horst's Training for Climbing.

Also good are "Better Bouldering" by John Sherman for bouldering, and "How to Rock Climb" by John Long.


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I went through this same thing 6-8 months ago. How to Rock Climb (Long) would be my first book if I was to do it over again. From Gym to Crag is decent, too, if you are mostly a gym climber trying to get outside. Once I read those, I also liked Climbing Anchors (Long), Advanced Rock Climbing (Long) and Self-Coached Climber. For me, I bought Self-Coached Climber too early, before I had enough basics. I'm going through it again, now and really enjoying it.


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freedom of the hills!!!!Smile


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