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Best Climbing Books That You Need

Here is a list of the best Climbing books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Training for Climbing: The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Performance (How To Climb Series) (2016)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedIncrease your strength, power, skill, and focus to maximize your climbing performance. Praise for Training for Climbing“Training for Climbing is a great resource. Whether you’re just starting out or already ticking 5.13, you’ll find valuable information here to help you climb harder. This is the most complete and up-to-date training guide available.”—Rock and Ice magazineDrawing on the latest climbing research, this third edition of the international best-selling Training for Climbing presents a comprehensive, evidence-based program for improving climbing performance. With the unique perspective of a…
Author(s): Eric Horst

2. Rock Climbing Technique: The Practical Guide to Movement Mastery (2018)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedIf you have ever wanted to move effortlessly and get the most from your hard-won climbing fitness, this is the guide you’ve been waiting for.Getting better at rock climbing doesn’t have to be about strength, endurance, flexibility or hours spent on repetitive training. It doesn’t need to be a balancing act between losing fitness and getting injured overtraining. Climbing is fundamentally a skill-based sport, and this guide will change the way you look at moving on rock.Whatever your ability, learning to master smooth, relaxed and powerful movement means maximising your enjoyment and…
Author(s): John Kettle

3. Building Your Own Climbing Wall: Illustrated Instructions And Plans For Indoor And Outdoor Walls (How To Climb Series) (2012)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedIf you want to get a total body work out, climbing is the way to do it, and building your own climbing wall allows you to train and have fun any time you want, rather than having to drive to a climbing gym during open hours.   provides the essential information you need to plan and construct your own indoor or outdoor climbing wall, including step by step instructions, equipment lists, information on how to make your own holds, and specific building plans and design ideas for making your climbing wall make maximum use of the space you have. #392,994 in Books (See Top 100 in…
Author(s): Steve Lage

4. The Rock Climber’s Training Manual (2014)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedWhether you climb 5.9 or 5.15, this book shows you how to immediately and continuously improve your climbing, providing a step-by-step, easy to follow action plan used by elite climbers. The Rock Climber’s Training Manual updates and expands on the renowned "Rock Prodigy" training method that has helped climbers around the globe advance through the grades. Whether new to climbing or a seasoned veteran, this book describes how to get stronger NOW and climb your dream routes. -Detailed schedules prescribe daily training activities for beginner, intermediate and…
Author(s): Michael L. Anderson PhD, Mark L. Anderson

5. Rock Climbing the San Francisco Bay Area (Regional Rock Climbing Series) (2014)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedThe San Francisco Bay Area abounds with superb rock climbing, including hidden gems far from the crowds. From the Vaqueros honeycombed sandstone of Castle Rock State Park to the Franciscan blue schist of Dry Creek Sea Crag, hard serpentine at Mount Tamalpais to the sparkling granite settled at the edge of the Consumnes River, Rock Climbing the San Francisco Bay Area covers the best climbing routes in the area. With detailed descriptions of routes ranging from popular to obscure, this fully updated guidebook describes hundreds of new routes and includes full color maps, photos, and topos, making it an indispensable resource for local and…
Author(s): Tresa Black

6. Rock Climbing, 2nd Edition: Mastering Basic Skills (Mountaineers Outdoor Experts) (2014)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedThousands of rock climbers have learned the sport using Craig Luebben’s seminal and bestselling text, Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills. Now Craig’s friend and fellow climber Topher Donahue brings the content up to current standards and includes technological advances, while preserving Craig’s comprehensive approach. An award-winning climber in his own right, Topher uses his writing and photography skills to simplify the complex world of modern climbing technique and reveals the thought process behind safe and practical climbing methods.This second edition includes European climbing techniques that offer alternatives to those…
Author(s): Topher Donahue, Craig Luebben

7. Self-Coached Climber: The Guide to Movement, Training, Performance (2006)

Best Climbing Books That You Need“Still the best book on improving at climbing … worth every penny and more.” — Dave MacLeod, online climbing coach blog In full color with 52 practical training exercises designed to advance technique Detailed anatomical illustrations explain climbing physiology Includes an 85-minute DVD that shows concepts in action A dynamic package of training material from a pair of expert coaches, The Self-Coached Climber offers comprehensive instruction, from the basics of gripping holds to specific guidelines for developing a customized improvement plan. Hague and Hunter base their methods on the four…
Author(s): Dan M. Hague, Douglas Hunter

8. Rock Climbing Anchors, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Guide (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert) (2019)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedFor this new edition of Rock Climbing Anchors, climber and writer Topher Donahue carefully reviewed each technique and lesson, making them even easier to understand and learn. Key updates include: #148,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #396 in Hiking & Camping Instructional Guides #204 in Mountain Climbing Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Topher Donahue, Craig Luebben

9. Rock Climbing New England: A Guide to More Than 900 Routes (Regional Rock Climbing Series) (2015)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedNew England is one of the country's most spectacular rock climbing arenas. The 66,608-square-mile region is studded with intimate crags, sweeping walls, compact sea cliffs, towering ledges, and spectacular overhangs. This full-color, revised edition of Rock Climbing New England describes fifteen of the region's best climbing areas in detail. Your choices of rocks and routes include two of the country's premier traditional crags, Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges in New Hampshire; New England's biggest rock face, Cannon Cliff in New Hampshire; and stunning sea cliff routes at Maine's Acadia National Park…
Author(s): Stewart M. Green

10. Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert) (2004)

Best Climbing Books That You Need* For climbers who know the basics and are ready to venture higher * Written by longtime guides and climbing instructors certified by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) * Teaches situational thinking and learning as well as technique This intermediate-level guide addresses tools, skills, and techniques used in alpine terrain including rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at moderate altitude-approximately 5000 meters (16,000 feet) and lower. The technical protection systems are covered, of course. But 30 years of alpine climbing experience…
Author(s): Kathy Cosley, Mark Houston

11. Advanced Rock Climbing: Mastering Sport and Trad Climbing (2018)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedRecommended by the American Mountain Guides Association Advanced Rock Climbing, written by AMGA Certified Rock Instructor Bob Gaines, covers concepts and topics for today’s rock climbers looking to take their skills and experience to the next level. Combining up-to-date and complete information on toproping, anchors, rappelling, safety and rescue techniques, gear, and so much more in one comprehensive book, Advanced Rock Climbing is a must-have title for any serious climber or climbing instructor. Inside you’ll find:Detailed and thorough instructions on face climbing, crack climbing, and anchor systemsIn-depth…
Author(s): Bob Gaines, Peter Croft

12. New River Rock Volume 1 3rd edition (2019)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedThis is the brand new updated 3rd edition of the New River Gorge Rock Vol 1 climbing guide. It is volume 1 of a 2 part series. Vol 1 cover the Main Gorge, near the town of Fayetteville and the famous bridge. Volume 2 covers the climbing around Summersville Lake. Inside this guide you’ll find all the beta for more than 1900 climbing routes on the immaculate sandstone walls of this beautiful river canyon. Popular crags include Kaymoor, Bubba City, Beauty Mountain, Junkyard, Bridge Buttress, Fern, and of course, the too-much-to-be-true Endless Wall. A bit off the beaten path, but with equally good beta, visit South Nuttall, Domino Point,…
Author(s): Mike Williams

13. Best Climbs Joshua Tree National Park: The Best Sport And Trad Routes in the Park (Falcon Guides Best Climbs) (2019)

Best Climbing Books That You NeedBest Climbs Joshua Tree National Park gives climbers a selection of more than 280 of the very best routes at one of the country's most popular climbing destinations. Full color photographs along with a contemporary design make this book as visually appealing as it is useful. #324,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #43 in Mountaineering Travel Guides #76 in Grand Canyon Travel Books #413 in Parks & Campgrounds Travel Reference (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Bob Gaines

14. Climbing Self Rescue: Improvising Solutions for Serious Situations (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert) (2006)

Best Climbing Books That You Need* Climbing self-rescue procedures for teams of two — the most common climbing party size * Techniques equally effective on rock, snow, and ice * Utilizes gear climbers already carry in their rack* Includes 40 one-page rescue scenarios and solutions for climbing accident analysisThe rope is stuck, or too short. A crucial piece of gear is MIA. You’ve wandered off route into dicey terrain. An injury leaves you or your partner in need of help. Climb long enough and finding yourself in a jam far from help is inevitable. In Climbing: Self Rescue, two…
Author(s): Molly Loomis, Andy Tyson

Best Climbing Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some climbing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Population Health Monitoring: Climbing the Information Pyramid

Author(s): Marieke Verschuuren, Hans van Oers
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310547

Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs

Author(s): Bill Cunningham; Hilton Als
Publisher: Penguin Press, Year: 2018, Size: 27 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2261300

No Easy Way: The challenging life of the climbing taxman

Author(s): Mick Fowler
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2342056

Climbing the Mountain

Author(s): Allan Moffat, John Smailes
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Year: 2017, Size: 34 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2296205

Rock Climbing : Technique | Equipment | Safety - With an Introduction to Indoor Climbing

Author(s): Flecken, Gabi; Heise-Flecken, Detlef
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2016, Size: 23 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1506147

One More Step: My Story of Living with Cerebral Palsy, Climbing Kilimanjaro, and Surviving the Hardest Race on Earth

Author(s): Bonner Paddock, Neal Bascomb
Publisher: HarperOne, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1324266

Mentoring for Learning: “Climbing the Mountain”

Author(s): Harm Tillema, Gert J. van der Westhuizen, Kari Smith (eds.)
Publisher: SensePublishers, Year: 2015, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1377634

Climbing the mountain : cancer, exercise, and well-being

Author(s): Stoller, Mitchell R.; Stoller, Paul
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2015, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1488073

Climbing knots

Author(s): Fitch, Nate; Funderburke, Ron
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1488285

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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