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A Complete Guide to Rope Techniques (A Constable Guide) Paperback – 28 Mar 2002


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Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Constable (28 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841193232
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841193236
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.9 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,146,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Reliable, practical - everything you need to know about ropework

About the Author

Nigel Shepherd is himself a professional mountain guide. His writing and photographs are published widely throughout the outdoor press.

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This section of the book covers all sorts of basic techniques, knots and methods of tying on to the rope that will be found useful in day to day climbing and mountaineering, and also in the more problematical rescue and self help situations. Read the first page
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 April 2002
Format: Paperback
This is basically the culmination of Nigel Shepherd's two previous books put together in a paperback.
All I can say is that the way the book is set out is excellent, due to this layout you can easily follow what he is referring too. All too easily this type of instructional book can have you lost after the first few steps.
Not only is it well thought out in terms of the layout, but it is written logically. I am a fairly experienced climber and thought I had a reasonable knowledge of rope techniques but I was pleased by the indepth information that Shepherd gives goes in to, answering some of those what if questions.
The book itself covers all the very basic rope techiques needed for begineers such as belaying etc through to more advanced techniques which means this is book will stay with you forever as the ultimate reference manual and would throughly compliment other climbing manuals.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Sep 2003
Format: Paperback
Excellant book, covering just about everything you need to know about climbing rope work and then some! Loads of easy to understand photographs and drawings. Covers anchor systems, top rope anchors, glacier travel, climber rescue, acending ropes and much much more.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "nick11529" on 28 Aug 2002
Format: Paperback
An excellent book overall. Only criticisms are that the pages come apart very easily when trying to practice the roping techniques.
Well presented and very informative.
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
Ropes - Ropes - Ropes 9 July 2009
By Carolyn B. Queen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Complete Guide to Rope Techniques: A Comprehensive Handbook for Climbers

I have been a professional arborist for 22 years. Having been up in the air that long should indicate that I never feel there isn't something else to learn that will make my job safer. This book provides you with a complete discussion about everything that pertains to rope climbing; and I really mean it when I said everything.

If you are a "day-one" beginner with ideas of scaling the highest cliff of getting into the highest tree you have ever seen, please start here. Clinming lessons will mean so much more to you with this information in your hip pocket. If it sounds like I am high on this book - you guessed it properly. It definitely should be on your bookshelf.

Chuck Bauer
07/09/09
A must for beginners 19 Feb 2014
By Bob - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Brand new as promised. Very informative. This has helped me to know what equipment to purchase and how to nuse it in many circumstances.
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