Sport Climbing: From Toprope to Redpoint, Techniques for Climbing Success

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Mountaineers Books, 6 ott 2009 - 256 pagine

* Shows you how to get started with sport climbing, or push your skills further than you thought they could go
* Sport climbing is a fun, accessible aspect of climbing that many people can participate in
* Foreword by Chris Sharma, the best known American sport climber

Sport climbers often project a route that tests their physical limits in hopes of an eventual completion, regardless of the number of attempts. Succeeding requires a solid understanding of belaying and other climbing techniques that are used in various climbing disciplines, but are detailed here specifically for sport climbing.

Targeting varying abilities, Sport Climbing teaches climbers how to rehearse moves and train for routes, how to get through the pump, how to fight until the end of a pitch, how to stay composed when tired, and how to best use their bodies to climb efficiently and expertly. Whether inspiring new climbers to learn the nuances of scaling vertical terrain, or delving into a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how to go about projecting a route, Andrew Bisharat brings confidence and a level of practicality to the sport. He demonstrates how skills specific to redpointing transfer over to traditional climbing, making this a must-have book for any climber. Featuring tips from famous climbers such as Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, the author brings a modern voice to a fun and exciting sport.

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Not many books will save your life, but this one is squarely in that category. If you're planning on doing outdoor sport climbing, do it after you read this book. It's crammed with all sorts of ... Leggi recensione completa


Foreword by Chris Sharma
What Is Good Technique?
Body Positions and Movement
Toprope vs Lead Belay
Lead Belaying with an
Situational Techniques for Great Lead Belaying
Anatomy of an Onsight
The Right Temperament
Work the Rests
Warming Up for the Redpoint

Leading a Sport Climb
Taking the Whipper 101
Regaining Your High Point After a Fall
The Best SportClimbing Areas and Crags

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