With more than 100 full-color photos and detailed captions showing how to create safe and simple rock-climbing anchoring systems, this is a take-to-the-crag companion book to our huge-selling Climbing Anchors.
Designed for quick use by climbers on site, this book shows how to properly place and configure natural anchors, passive chocks, mechanical chocks, fixed gear, knots, belay anchors, toprope anchors and rappel anchors. This field guide is up to date with the essential knowledge every climber can depend on.
John Long is a legendary rock climber, world adventurer, and top-selling author in the outdoor industry (more than a million copies in print). His feats include the first one-day ascent of El Capitan and a coast-to-coast traverse of Borneo. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling How to Rock Climb!, the world's foremost book of climbing instruction, now in its fourth edition, and he has coauthored Climbing Anchors, Advanced Rock Climbing, and Big Walls. He resides in Venezuela and in Venice, California.
Bob Gaines is an American Mountain Guides Association Certified Rock Instructor and owner/director of Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School, based at Joshua Tree National Park, California.