||For All Your Climbing Gear!
Camalot X4 - Size 0.1 (Red)
Range: 8.4 to 13.8mm .
Only 1 left! $119.00
[ Books | Movies | Screen Shots | Best Stuff | Aussie Titles | Latest Reviews | Reviewed Only | All ]
Big Wall Climbing: Elite Technique.
One of a series of eight Mountaineers Outdoor Expert books
||Big Wall Climbing: Elite Technique.
||The Mountaineers Books
|| (4.00 of 5)
|Big Wall Climbing: Elite Technique.
Jared Ogden (The Mountaineers Books, 2005, RRP $?,
One of a series of eight Mountaineers Outdoor Expert books, comprising 208 pages in four chapters.
Its title is a misnomer for experienced Aid Climbers, however the book provides sound overview on techniques that have stood the test of time covering fundamentals through to self-rescue. The information is clear and generally well supported by photographs and diagrams. Some advanced techniques were not clear and took re-reading to gain clarity.
The book assumes the reader is experienced and understands basics of climbing, however devotes too much content to these aspects.
It gives sufficient knowledge to ascend a multi-day wall involving hard aid climbing but in an overkill style, thus ensuring that timeframe!
I found a mistake in its technological information of ‘higher rope elongation creating more force on protection’; and also its method of backing up ascenders on a traverse slightly differs from other publications.
Its stance on safety and ethics is good.
After many years of Aid Climbing I recommend it as a one-stop source of disparate and hard to obtain information.
Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography
Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.
All text, images and video on this site are copyright. Unauthorised use is strictly prohibited.