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Excellent guide to sport climbing
on 8 January 2008
I have been climbing for quite a few years and sport climbing for two or three, but still learnt so much from this book. Pete Hill has again written a book (he also wrote 'Rock Climbing') that puts over so much useful information in such a presentable package.
Things such as Z clipping, back clipping and the like are clearly explained, as are a number of ways of arranging things at the lower off point. Even things like multi-pitch climbing and abseiling are covered.
I like the way that photographs are used to illustrate skills, and not diagrams, which I often find to be complicated and confusing. There are lots of other pictures in there as well, both throughout the main text and in a sport climbing venue section at the back, and many of these pictures are superb. Somehow, it always seems to be sunny!
I would suggest that you read this book if you are starting out on sport routes or have been climbing for some time. It would also be very useful for anyone who climbs indoors, as many of the skills Pete talks about are very relevant here as well.
This is certainly a very good book and one that I highly recommend to anyone looking to 'clip a bolt'.