7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
More for instructors than beginners,
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This is a well written book with lots of diagrams but the focus is more on safety, equipment, and instructing others rather than actual climbing. As a beginner it will teach you how to tie the basic knots and give lots of useful background information about equipment and the walls. It will also give you some help on climbing technique but not nearly enough compared with the length of the book. Much of the book is aimed at instructors and a lot of that material is not of interest to beginners.
It's a good book, but for beginners there may be better options. I'd have liked much more material on basic climbing skills and could have done without the more complex topics for instructors. Beginners and instructors are really different audiences and trying to address both with the same book is a problem.