This completely revised and updated edition with all new color photos brings together in a single volume the anchoring systems most popular among climbers. Most climbers today learn their craft on artificial climbing walls and on sport routes with fixed protection. Their first efforts to lead on trad routes often come as a rude shock--they find that they haven't the skills and training to safeguard the climb or to set up solid belays. This new edition of Climbing Anchors is the climber's complete and authoritative source of information on protection, from fundamental knots to sophisticated rigging and equalizing skills.
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.