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FalconGuides Climbing Anchors - 2nd Edition

FalconGuides Climbing Anchors - 2nd Edition
Good, solid anchors are the foundation of rock climbing. . Authors: John Long and Bob Gaines. Softcover; 225 pages; black-and-white photographs. The Globe Pequot Press; copyright 2006. Find out how to place protection and construct secure anchors with these easy-to-understand guide. This updated version is illustrated with more than 100 photographs. Learn how to place and configure solid, secure anchors in a variety of real world climbing situations and see the pros and cons of many options. Natural anchors, passive chocks, mechanical chocks, fixed gear, knots, belay anchors, toprope anchors and rappel anchors are discussed in detail. Crucial dynamics of equalization and fall forces are thoroughly investigated, including an analysis of rigging systems. Tests conducted specifically for this book detail the true performance parameters of the cordelette, sliding X and equalette.




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