'Learning to climb indoors' is another excellent climbing book from Eric Horst. It covers all aspects of indoor climbing for beginners in a clear and comprehensive way. Although they are in black and white throughout, the photos are excellent and really show the points he makes extremely well. This book covers finding an indoor wall, what equipment is needed, learning safety systems, basic skills and drills to practice them, advanced skills and drills, tips on lead climbing, mental training and fear management, getting into shape for climbing and further tips for climbing success. What with the in-depth glossary and resources pages at the back, this makes for an information packed book that still manages to be clear and concise. Horst's books always have a strong sports science feel to them, with plenty of diagrams and reasoning to the ideas he puts forward, this ensures you know that what he suggests isn't only based on his extensive climbing experience, but also based on solid sports science. A great read for beginner to intermediate climbers and well worth a read if you're just starting out.
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