By Joe Jackenthal Stefani;Glickman
A whole step by step advisor for novices to mountain climbing. It explains every little thing in comprehensible phrases and enough aspect with humor as anticipated within the "Idiot's Guide"!
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8. Retire any gear that appears compromised. Finally, according to author and expert climber Jeff Lowe, a good way to make sure that you do a thorough check of your safety chain is to check your "BARK" (Buckle, Anchor, Rappel device, and Knot). Not only is this a good way to cover your behind, but it harkens back to the early days when the only real climbers were mad dogs and Englishmen. Â < previous page page_120 next page > If you like this book, buy it! < previous page page_121 next page > Page 121 Chapter 11 Keep It Indoors 31 32 In the past five years indoor rock-climbing gyms have multiplied like gourmet coffee shops.
64 65 In Ecuador, during the Raida multi-sport, multi-day race in the wildernessmy staples were Balance Bars (which have a fairly high level of protein), nut-filled trail mix, and turkey jerky. Other good sources of protein include tofu, egg whites, yogurt (preferably low-fat), cottage cheese, fish, poultry, cheese, and meat (preferably lean). High-protein foods tend to be high-fat foods as well, however, which is why cheese and meat are at the bottom of my list of good sources of protein. Fats for Fun First the good news: Fat is good.
Form vs. Content 45 46 Once upon a time, climbers were told to (1) keep three points of contact on the rock at all times, (2) maintain balance and, (3) never use their knees. While this was sound advice, today the first rule about technique is that there are no absolute rules. Climbing gracefully is the best way to travel, but looking pretty won't always get you from point A to point B. When Chris Sharma first popped on the scene and started blowing the doors off some ridiculously hard routes, experts said his technique, which included an unorthodox leg swing, was rough, even ungainly.
The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Rock Climbing by Joe Jackenthal Stefani;Glickman