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Sport Climbing: Techniques for climbing bolted routes (Cicerone Guide)

Sport Climbing: Techniques for climbing bolted routes (Cicerone Guide) [Kindle Edition]

Pete Hill
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Written by one of the UK's top climbing instructors Pete Hill, this guidebook is aimed at beginners and experienced sport climbers. It covers all the technical skills needed to climb bolted sport routes worldwide, from short single-pitch entry-grade routes, through harder modern test-pieces to classic multi-pitch crag and mountain routes. Sport climbing has become a phenomenally popular pastime, and every day countless numbers of people enjoy the ascent of bolt-protected routes.
Subjects such as bolt types, belaying and lowering-off are all detailed, along with many peripheral skills such as bottom roping, redpointing and abseiling. The book is highly illustrated with colour photographs to inform and inspire you to get out onto the crags. Whatever your grade or aspirations, the contents of this book will help you to enjoy sport climbing safely and with confidence.
Includes an appendix detailing some of the best sport-climbing venues across the world.

About the Author

Pete has climbed in many continents and countries across the world, including first ascents in the Himalayas. He is a holder of the MIC award, the highest UK instructional qualification, and is a member of the Alpine Club, Honorary life member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. A frequent contributor to various magazines and web sites, he is author of 'The International Handbook of Technical Mountaineering' and co-author of 'The Mountain Skills Training Handbook'.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3710 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press; 1 edition (4 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BP5P5G8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #546,224 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to sport climbing 8 Jan 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'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is exactly what I needed. A very clear guide to climbing bolted routes covering, amongst more, the equipment you will need, the knots you need to know and how to clip in safely.

If you are a beginner sports climber this book will definitely help you but if you are a seasoned sports climber there is probably no reason to buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sport Climbing book fills void 21 Jan 2008
This is a very handy book, given the amount of sport climbing that goes on these days, in the UK as well as abroad. It is very easy to just go out and clip a bolt, but there is far more than this to consider, and this book covers all of those points.

It only covers technical skills and not climbing movement on rock, but there are plenty of books that cover the latter. It is with the technical side that Pete Hill excels, and this book is packed. The information is backed up with a lot of very good technical photographs, with other photos showing climbers climbing at various venues around the world.

I teach climbing in the UK and can thoroughly recommend this book as being the most useful and up to date that I have come across for this style of climbing, and I will be recommending it to my students, as well as to anyone that I know who is heading for the bolts of the UK or further afield. It's not just for beginners but for seasoned climbers as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference for beginners 14 May 2010
Good reference book for beginners, give plenty of advise about what kit you need as well as providing technical advice for sports climbing.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 29 Jan 2014
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I was really disappointed with this, and didn't find very much of it very relevant or useful. I also have the Rockfax sport climbing book and I think it is much better
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