In the sport of rock climbing, 5.12 is a magical grade of difficulty—the rating that separates intermediate climbers from the sport's elite. Many intermediate climbers mistakenly believe that climbs of 5.12 difficulty are simply beyond their reach. This revised and updated edition of Eric Horst's best-selling instructional manual dispels that myth, and shows average climbers how they can achieve heights previously considered the exclusive domain of the full-time climber.
How to Climb 5.12 is a performance guidebook that will help climbers attain the most rapid gains in climbing ability possible. Hörst provides streamlined tips and suggestions on such critical issues as cutting-edge strength training, mental training, and climbing strategy. How to Climb 5.12 is the perfect manual to help intermediate climbers quickly along the road to mastery.
Eric Hörst has been climbing for more than twenty-five years. His many books include Maximum Climbing, Training for Climbing, Conditioning for Climbers, Learning to Climb Indoors, and Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland (all FalconGuides).
Praise for previous editions
“Well researched and right on.” —Lynn Hill, Wold Cup champion and first woman to climb 5.14
"How to Climb 5.12 packs a lot into a slim book . . . a great first training book and a good addition to any training junkie's book shelf.” —Rock & Ice magazine