Climbing Anchors Field Guide

Climbing Anchors Field Guide

By Bob Gaines; John Long; John Long1

Falcon Guides, Paperback, 9780762745043, 128pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2007

With more than 100 photos and detailed captions showing how to create safe and simple rock-climbing anchoring systems, this is a take-to-the-crag companion book to our huge-selling Climbing Anchors. Designed for quick use by climbers on site, this book shows how to properly place and configure natural anchors, passive chocks, mechanical chocks, fixed gear, knots, belay anchors, toprope anchors and rappel anchors. This field guide is up to date with the essential knowledge every climber can depend on.

About the Author
Bob Gaines is an American Mountain Guides Association Certified Rock Instructor and owner/director of Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School, based at Joshua Tree National Park, California.

John Long is a legendary rock climber, world adventurer, and best-seller in the outdoor industry. His feats include the first one-day ascent of El Capitan and a coast-to-coast traverse of Borneo. He has written numerous books, including "Climbing Anchors "and "More Climbing Anchors, "and" "coauthored "Advanced Rock Climbing" and "Big Walls," He resides in Venezuela and in Venice, California.