Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
9 Out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistakes Paperback – November 25, 2009
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
I agree with the other reviewers that this is very much written in a 'concious streaming' style and more an essay than a book. I also agree that the absence of pictures or glossary of terms is wound wanting. What is a crimp vs. open handed? You shouldn't have to Google terms while reading a book.
Summarise the book:
Practise falling lots.
Don't think you can be a weekend warrior.
Let that demotivate you.
Get even more upset that your efforts in a climbing gym are a waste of time.
Get jealous you don't live next to the crag.
Wish you hadn't read the book and move on, or FAIL.
The downside to the book is that it's lacking an efficient ordering of sections and concepts. It comes off at times like a manuscript that he wrote in one or two sittings and then printed it without any editorial help. This, combined with the lack of any images to help reinforce some of the training concepts makes it kind of hard to use to find actionable techniques to incorporate into your training. If you're willing to put in the work there are some great things to use to improve your climbing, but unfortunately I think most people will quickly lose interest in this style and won't get the full benefit of his ideas.
I think it would be great if he could get an editor to run through this and give him some notes as to how and organize chapters and sub-chapters to make using the book more efficient. If that happened this would get at least 4 if not 5 stars in my opinion.
In short, this book does a god job (in my opinion) of looking at the big picture of training for climbing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
1. No pictures
2. Little concrete advice