Indoor Climbing and Dry Tooling (Paperback)

With information relevant to the NICAS, CWA and CWLA schemes

By Pete Hill

Cicerone Press Limited, 9781852845841, 192pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009

List Price: 21.95*
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The introduction of the Climbing Wall Award (CWA) scheme in 2008 confirmed that indoor climbing has now become a highly popular sport in its own right. This is the first guidebook to focus on it exclusively and is designed for indoor climbers of both sorts - those who use walls as training venues for their next day out on the rock and those who never climb anywhere else. The book will help beginners learn the basics and then progress to more challenging climbing, indoors and out. It is also for those who instruct at climbing walls.The author, one of the UK's top climbing instructors, shares his experience and advice on topics such as equipment, warm-up, basic techniques, top and bottom roping, leading, abseiling and bouldering and working with groups. The book is illustrated with color photographs throughout and uses Tips and Notes boxes to highlight important points.

About the Author

Writer and rock and mountain sport instructor Pete Hill has completed climbs across the world, including first ascents in the Himalayas, many in extreme conditions. He is holder of the MIC award, the highest UK instructional qualification and is the author of Sport Climbing, and Rock Climbing, both for Cicerone Press.