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"... an insight into what it takes to minimize risk and maximize safety in the sport" -- East Oregonian

About the Author

Craig Luebben has been guiding professionally for more than twenty-five years. The author of Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills and other titles, he has written product reviews for Climbing and Rock & Ice magazines. He currently serves on the board of the AMGA.

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Product Details

  • Series: Mountaineers Outdoor Expert
  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books (February 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594850062
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594850066
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By climbing prof on February 11, 2007
Format: Paperback
Wow!!! That was literally the first word that popped into my head as I started reading this book. The number and quality of photos BLOWS away any other comparable book. It looks like there are about 3X as many photos as others on the market, making it THE BEST visual source of information on individual placements as well as overall anchor configurations. As we all know, "a picture is worth a thousand words." And, in this case, a picture could be worth your life as well. I could go on and on about how/why this book is so much stronger than others out there. Some highlights are below:

- Luebben's mechanical engineering background is very apparent when you read this book. Being an engineer myself, I really appreciate having a book written by someone who truly understands the mechanics involved with anchor rigging.

- He explains the v-angle and pulley effect (which others only elude to), and there is an appropriate distinction between body weight -- top roping, seconding, rappelling forces -- versus leader fall forces.

- There is a whole chapter explaining climbing physics, and there is a lot more information about cam and nut design and placement considerations.

- Many more anchor rigging options are discussed and pictured, including some minimalistic ones just using slings.

- Luebben does a much better job explaining how to make judgment-based decisions as opposed to following a standard set of rules for all situations.

- All of the above factors make Luebben's book a better source for more experienced climbers (in addition to beginners) than others on the market.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. Olsen on May 12, 2008
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I've been working my way into lead climbing and this is my favorite book on climbing anchors. After taking many classes and climbing with "old schoolers", the book really solidified what I had already learned and taught me many new modern techniques and "tricks". I also appreciate that the book presents the science behinds all the various anchor setups. Although there are hundreds of B&W photos, on occasion they are hard to decipher when showing complex setups. Climbing Anchors (second edition) by Long and Gaines is also an excellent book and covers the same material. Having read both has helped me tremendously!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David G. Lottmann on June 9, 2007
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Very current and well organized book! Craig Luebben has obviously absorbed the new anchoring concepts that have cropped up recently and has helped me understand the advantages and disadvantages to each new method. A better book in my opinion than John Long's new anchor book. Nicely illustrated and un-biased, this is the book I am recommending to my immediate/advanced clients. -Dave Lottmann, EMS Climbing Guide
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pete H on September 23, 2009
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I bought both this book and John Long's current Climbing Anchors book, and I've read them both cover to cover. This is definitely the better written of the two --- it's much clearer and easier to understand! If you have to buy only one Anchors book, I'd recommend this one.
That said, I think Long gives a slightly better treatment of a couple of topics, such as the Equalette, so I'm glad I bought both.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sonya D. Becker on May 14, 2007
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I've read all the anchor building books and so far, I have found this one to be the best one. Easy to understand, backed up by testing, lots of pictures (a picture speaks a thousand words!), a well-written guide!

I highly recommend this to all climbers out there!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. Bray on May 11, 2007
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Craig breaks anchors down into clear concepts, some of which John Long made blurry. The only thing I would have liked were color pictures...simply because some of the anchors were hard to see in B and W.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on July 6, 2011
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I've read several climbing guides at this point and was surprised at the quality of this book. Rock Climbing Anchors has advice and insights that no other book has touched on. Everything from rigging anchors with overly long cordelettes to multi-directional tricks to rigging without certain pieces of equipment. The book covers a profusion scenarios of which a climbers should be aware. The discussions are clear and concise while leaving out no important detail. The author manages to balance detail with simplicity so well you hardly notice how much you've learned.

His explanation of the technical side of climbing forces and mechanics is fantastic. The math is available for those who want the details and the essentials are boiled down for those who don't. He has more info on the how's and why's of rock protection gear than any other source. This book was the first time I really understood what the interception angle on a cam meant.

Beyond the critical safety knowledge this book imparts, it is full of helpful tips to make your life easier when climbing. How to coil cordelette, how to make short adjustments to slings in an anchor, handy checklists for various activities, etc.

This book is by far the best resource for outdoor climbers.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By e_debe on October 15, 2009
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Craig's departure leaves a scar in the heart of the climbing community, and he will be dearly missed.

I recommend you consider buying this book because:
1. it's simply the best one out there on anchors, written by a certified guide, gear inventor, and bad-a** climber
2. two Luebbens have been left behind, and the proceeds will probably help send his 5yo daughter to college some day.

Read on about the tragic accident at [...] and [...].

Be safe out there! Too many talented and experienced climbers have been lost recently.
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