The Single Pitch Rock Climbing: The AMGA Single Pitch Manual
The Single Pitch Rock Climbing: The AMGA Single Pitch Manual  -     By: Bob Gaines, Jason D. Martin
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: FalconGuides
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0762790040
ISBN-13: 9780762790043
Series: How To Climb

Publisher's Description

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

Author Bio

Bob Gaines has been a professional rock climbing guide since 1983 and is the owner of Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School, voted the top rock climbing school in America by Outside magazine. Bob has worked extensively in the film business as a climbing stunt coordinator. He was Sylvester Stallone’s climbing instructor for Cliffhanger and doubled for William Shatner in Star Trek V, as Captain Kirk free-soloing on El Capitan.
Jason D. Martin is a professional mountain guide, writer, and a senior guide at the American Alpine Institute. He has guided in Red Rock Canyon, Joshua Tree National Park, the Cascades, the Sierra, the Alaska Range, in Canada's Coast Range and in the Andes of Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. Jason is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor program provider. In addition to working as a guide, Jason is a playwright, film critic and outdoor adventure writer.  He co-authored Washington Ice: A Climbing Guide and authored Fun Climbs Red Rocks: Topropes and Moderates.

Editorial Reviews

"I’ve 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 Warrior’s 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 don’t 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

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