This completely revised and updated edition with all new color photos brings together in a single volume the anchoring systems most popular among climbers. Most climbers today learn their craft on artificial climbing walls and on sport routes with fixed protection. Their first efforts to lead on trad routes often come as a rude shock--they find that they haven't the skills and training to safeguard the climb or to set up solid belays. This new edition of Climbing Anchors is the climber's complete and authoritative source of information on protection, from fundamental knots to sophisticated rigging and equalizing skills.ecent testing strongly suggests that old-style nylon sling material (and cordage) is superior for general use in rock climbing. The mega-strong atech webbingsa (such as Spectra/Dyneema materials) were originally produced for the military, generally for securing static loads. ... Since climbinga#39;s roped safety system acts as a peak (dynamic) force load limiter, nylon with just a little bit of stretch helps to absorbanbsp;...
|Author||:||John Long, Bob Gaines|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2013-07-02|