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17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
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Big Wall Climbing: Elite Technique.
One of a series of eight Mountaineers Outdoor Expert books
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|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.
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