Indoor Climbing : Skills for Climbing Wall Users and Instructors, Paperback

Indoor Climbing : Skills for Climbing Wall Users and Instructors Paperback

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An instructional guidebook to all the skills and equipment for indoor climbing, dry tooling and bouldering, this book is invaluable for beginners and instructors on CWA, CWLA and NICAS schemes, and also for climbers wanting to increase their technical knowledge to enjoy their climbing wall experience to the max, written by one of the UK's top mountain instructors.

Indoor climbing, in all of its forms, has a huge following.

Whether it is being used for training, teaching or fun, it is here to stay.

This book covers all aspects with full coverage of the basics alongside detailed information and suggestions for supervisors and instructors.

Equipment, warming up, bouldering, bottom roping, leading, top roping and abseiling are all included.

Dry tooling has also begun to find a niche in the repertoire of many climbing centres.

Having the right equipment and knowing the basic techniques for a successful session are essential, and this book will tell you all you need to do so. The author has drawn on many years' climbing, route setting and teaching experience and used the skills and experience of many of the UK's top climbing facilities and their staff to produce an indispensable book for any indoor climber.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, over 200 colour photographs
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
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  • Category: Climbing & mountaineering
  • ISBN: 9781852845841



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I got this book while studying for my Climbing Wall Award, and I found it extremely helpful, relevant and well laid out.It covers all levels of climbing from beginner to advanced, and also contains information relevant to instructors. It gives an excellent introduction to indoor climbing - it talks through grades, equipment, knots, techniques... anything you could possibly need to know. It also contains sections on running groups, abseiling and leading.I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who is involved in indoor climbing, or who is looking to get into the sport. It's well laid-out, not too wordy and contains a wealth of information and helpful hints, as well as high-quality diagrams and reference photographs.