HISTORY OF ROCK CLIMBING Covers the evolution of rock climbing from the mid-1800s to the present with Yosemite Valley as a focal point of technique and innovation. Includes interviews with climbing historians, professors, and world-class climbers. EQUIPMENT SECTION Displays the basic gear outfit to get you up on the wall. Climbing Shoes (sponsored by Five Ten) Harnesses Chalk BELAY Gym climbing instructor, Diane Ortega, teaches fundamental safety techniques including the figure-8 follow through knot, safety points on a harness, how to belay and catch a falling climbing. FOOTWORK Covers 13 essential footwork techniques for indoor and outdoor climbing. You ll also learn about the routes and ratings found in climbing gyms. GRIPS Three bouldering cave menus that cover 10 grip and movement techniques. Featuring the bouldering rating system, spotting techniques, and crash pads. FACE CLIMBING Explores that different types of rock face used for climbing, including dihedrals, aretes, slabs, vertical and overhanging face. BONUS FEATURES Yoga for Climbers Over 35 minutes of Yoga instruction covering a wide range of breathing, posture, and meditation exercises aimed at centering a rock climber prior to climbing. Slackline Peter Dixon, gym routesetter and mountain guide, shows us the basics of slacklining. Topics include: basic balance, walking the line, easy tricks, and aerials.
About the Actor
Robert Hallworth has been rock climbing for over 6 years; having started in the gym and progressing very quickly with his continuing bouldering obsession. He loves climbing difficult sport routes and real mellow trad routes. His passions also include hiking and backpacking in the infamous California's Sierra Nevada; especially around the Bishop area. He has been a yoga teacher for almost 7 years during which time he went to India to study at the Yoga's Source and continues to practice and teach zealously.