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A Great Guy to Learn From,
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This review is from: How to Rock Climb! (How To Climb Series) (Paperback)
This is the second book I have read about learning to climb and is the better read of the two. John Long is an accomplished climber who knows how to articulate the finer details of climbing to a novice. He also has a more entertaining way to express what can be a sometimes boring subject. No matter how much you like to climb, reading about the in's n' out's can still be boring. With this being the 5th edition, Long has also been able to refine what and how to say everything you need to know as a beginner. Also having read another "how to climb" book by another author and several guide books, I have noticed John Long is often referred to as a reference and for quotes. So if everyone one else is going to refer to and quote him, you might as well read him yourself. If you are only going to read one "how to climb" book, then I would make it this one. Though I highly recommend reading more than one, after all they say two heads is better than one and climbing can be dangerous.