- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Falcon Press (January 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0934641374
- ISBN-13: 978-0934641371
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Climbing Anchors (How to Climb Series) Paperback – January 1, 1993
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The most valuable skill you can acquire as a traditional climber is the ability to build sturdy, reliable anchors. Without that, no amount of natural talent or dumb luck will allow you to live a long, healthy life as a rock climber. Fortunately, John Long's guide to climbing anchors is a definitive source, with sections on natural, equalized, haul bag, and rappelling anchors. Whether you're using spring-loaded, camming devices or the old-school, passive tri-cams, Long presents a number of creative options for nearly every possible situation. Long is a patient teacher and his writing is clear and concise, but it's the hundreds of illustrations that really drive his lessons home. --Benjamin Tiffany
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When I got back into it a few years ago, I decided that living until middle age might not be all that bad after all, so why not learn to do things right.
John Long's books on anchors (this one and More Climbing Anchors) were central to my re-education. Long's combination of experience, logic, and wit make these technical books fun to read. I find myself returning to them often.
The black and white pictures can be hard to decipher sometimes, and it does seem like we're due for the updated edition (which is supposed to be on the way). Until then, these books are the best resource on the subject.
Reason for 4/5 instead of 5/5: there are some concepts, such as the belayer's place in the anchor, that could have been included in this book without consulting another text. However, more than your money's worth from this book--a must for the trad and aid climber.
Alas, "Climbing Anchors" is no exception. If you have a copy of the book "How To Rock Climb", you already have about 50% of the matter covered in this book. What remains is useful, but hardly justifies the cost of a full book.
If this book contained a section on setting up pulley systems, it might be more worthwhile.