Climbing Anchors

Climbing Anchors The comprehensive guide to anchoring systems for rock climbers
  • Title: Climbing Anchors
  • Author: JohnLong Bob Gaines
  • ISBN: 9780762723263
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Climbing Anchors
    The comprehensive guide to anchoring systems for rock climbers.
    Climbing Anchors By JohnLong Bob Gaines,
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  • JohnLong Bob Gaines

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.John Long is an American rock climber and author.

  • 280 Comments


  • I thought this was a pretty great book on climbing anchors I should preface this review by saying I don t have on the rock experience with the subject matter nor have I done extensive research on the subject At the time of reading this book my background in climbing has been limited to single pitch sport climbing and bouldering I have never needed to setup an anchor or place a piece of gear.This book starts with an introduction to to anchors and a brief history of rock hardware The first four ch [...]


  • The point of this book is to teach the reader how to create safe, solid anchors for big wall multi pitch routes, and it does a very good job of that There s a lot of emphasis on making the primary anchor bomb proof and multi directional, because hey, your life actually DOES depend on it holding.If you re looking to learn how to make or improve your anchors for single pitch routes top roping like I was, this book is overkill The chapters on knots and anchor dynamics were definitely useful, though [...]


  • Classic book on anchors updaterI own all 3 editions It gets better each time The real research is crucial We want to make choices hased on knowlege instead of gut feeling I loved the concluding paragraphs in this edition Really hits home if it see climbing as something that relates to your philosophical and even religious ties in the world.


  • I have heard that some dislike Long s writing style, but I quite enjoyed it This book is concise and straightforward, which is critical when writing about technical climbing anchors and no miscommunication is permissible Add in a touch of climbing humor and you ve got a great guide I haven t read Leubben s book on the subject, but have it on order to do a comparison.


  • I just finished this, the most recent edition of John Long s classic instruction manual, and it s great.I m eager to experiment with the equalette concept, as an alternative to the cordelette, as well as the Quad setup for two bolt anchors.



  • very informative a must read for anyone considering leading trad or doing any type of anchor setting where your life depends on your anchor building skills.


  • This is my second cover to cover read The text is full of information to consume I will likely need several reads before I get familiar with it all This is a great book.


  • Not only a primer of how to set protection, but also basic rock craft and safety Good anchor analysis and comparisons.


  • Don t leave the ground without it Stresses safety through a clear approach to the ERNEST fundamentals, and gives dozens of examples of proper and deadly anchors.



  • Clear, concise, and a must read for the beginnerClimber to a long time trad daddy Great for anyone who needs some pointers or refreshing back to the basics.




  • No matter the skill level, there are tips in this book to make anyone a safer and efficient climber Well presented and easy to follow.




  • Required reading for any climber Setting decent anchors is far from intuitive even for experienced climbers, and this book helps a lot.


  • Great book to learn anchors in my case for setting topropes Now I can t wait to try the technique out on some real rock once my ankle break heals




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