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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!

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.
Author(s): Eric Horst

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.
Author(s): John Kettle

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 ho…
Author(s): Steve Lage

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.
Author(s): Michael L. Anderson PhD, Mark L. Anderson

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.
Author(s): Tresa Black

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.
Author(s): Topher Donahue, Craig Luebben

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

 Best Climbing Books That You Need“Still the best book on improving at climbing
Author(s): Dan M. Hague, Douglas Hunter

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

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.
Author(s): Stewart M. Green

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.
Author(s): Kathy Cosley, Mark Houston

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.
Author(s): Bob Gaines, Peter Croft

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.
Author(s): Mike Williams

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.
Author(s): Bob Gaines

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.
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 Library 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.

What Knot? Useful knots for scouting and climbing

Author(s): Martin Stone
ID: 2795490, Publisher: , Year: January 2006, Size: 1019 Kb, Format: pdf

The Climbing Bible: Practical Exercises : Technique and strength training for climbing

Author(s): Mobråten, Martin Mobraten; Christophersen, Stian
ID: 3293081, Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing, Year: 2022, Size: 34 Mb, Format: epub

Ancient Egyptian Animal Fables: Tree Climbing Hippos and Ennobled Mice

Author(s): Jennifer Miyuki Babcock
ID: 3298752, Publisher: BRILL, Year: 2022, Size: 46 Mb, Format: pdf

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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