The Crag Survival Handbook: The Unspoken Rules of Climbing by Matt Samet,Kevin Jorgeson

By Matt Samet,Kevin Jorgeson

Pearls of mentorship knowledge for twenty first century climbers

    * mountain climbing etiquette you won’t study on the fitness center yet have to know

    * recommendation from “Rock Maestros” Justen Sjong, Kevin Jorgeson, Tommy Caldwell, Robyn Ebersfeld and specialists on the entry Fund, Black Diamond, depart No hint, and more

    * mixture of lore, how-to, humor, and leisure — a reference publication that’s effortless to learn and makes for reliable campfire talk

Dogs on the trailhead, belayers in garden chairs, lengthy traces queued up on the classics in Eldorado Canyon — the crags look extra crowded and extra loopy than ever. in truth, based on the open air organization, within the usa greater than 3.6 million humans participated in mountain climbing in 2011. lots of those new climbers are coming into open air mountain climbing completely via rock gyms, with no need the chance to apprentice with an skilled pal or mentor— leading to mountaineering injuries and conflicts. How do you develop into a in charge crag citizen?

Crag Survival guide: The unstated ideas of Climbing is longtime climber Matt Samet’s own guide to joining the hiking group. whereas Samet discusses key abilities like circulate, facing worry, equipment administration, and the way to fall, he additionally delves into crag tradition: ethics, entry, facing clash, canine and children on the crags, and depart No hint practices. Samet lays out the unstated principles you must comprehend.

Chapters include:

  • Heads up! protection, dangers, and simple Crag Awareness
  • Etiquette, entry, and effect: You’re now not the single Fish within the Aquarium
  • stream PhD: Crouch Like a Tiger, disguise Like a Dragon
  • develop into a Rock Ninja: tips of the Cragger’s Trade

Crag Survival Handbook publications you thru the basic questions, even the questions you didn’t be aware of you had, similar to a private mountaineering mentor could — minute via minute, hour by way of hour, ability by means of skill.

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