How to Rock Climb!, now in its sixth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. All the fundamentals—from ethics to getting up the rock—are presented by rock climbing experts John Long and Bob Gaines. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. It is the essential how-to book for rock climbers everywhere.
John Long is an acclaimed rock climber and author of more than forty books, including several in Falcon’s catalog. He is one of the most prolific adventure writers out there and has authored magazine articles, screenplays, documentary films, and television and movie scripts, as well as instructional rock climbing books.
Bob Gaines began his career as a rock climbing guide in 1983 and is an American Mountain Guides Association Certified Rock Instructor. He is the author of Advanced Rock Climbing and the coauthor of Rock Climbing: The AMGA Single Pitch Manual, which is the textbook for the AMGA’s single pitch instructor program. He was Sylvester Stallone’s climbing instructor for the movie Cliffhanger.