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Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.50 (inches)|
Series: How To Climb
Rock Climbing: The AMGA Single Pitch Manual is intended to serve as a textbook for past and furture participants of the AMGA SPI program. The book builds upon Bob Gaines' book, Toproping, to more specifically address the needs of the professional cilmbing instructor and advanced recreational climbers. It presents the most current, internationally recognized standards for technical climbing systems used in single pitch rock terrain. Included are chapters on effective teaching in the outdoor environment, risk management, professionalism, environmental awareness, and rescue
"Ive been waiting for this book for a long time. Professionalism, programming, pedagogy, anchors . . . This is a comprehensive resource for understanding the complexities of teaching in the single pitch environment. Highly recommended!"
Arno Ilgner, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and author of The Rock Warriors Way: Mental Training for Climbers
"One thing I found lacking in my AMGA SPI course was a good, practical manual. I wish I had had this book to read before the course to help prepare. If you want a thorough treatise on what to expect in the course, as well as a ton of info on climbing gear and its evolution, this book will fill your needs. Even if you dont intend to take the course and just want to know what are considered best practices by the AMGA, the answers are here."
Russ Clune, AMGA single pitch instructor and standard-setting Gunks first ascentionist