Ragged Mountain Press, January 1994. Trade Paperback. Item #250552
In Climbing Rock and Ice, Jerry Cinnamon offers introductory, how-to-advice for beginners as well as technical information for sport climbers, seasoned veterans, and program leaders. The book includes up-to-date information on techniques, knots, equipment, belaying, leading, anchor systems, steep ice, avalanches, and climbing leadership. Twenty-five years ago, rock and ice climbers were considered eccentrics, dare-devils, or lunatics. Now, climbing is a major growth area in outdoor sports, and the ever-increasing numbers of climbers have moved from fringe to mainstream. A recent survey of outdoor enthusiasts showed that over 4 million people in the U.S. climbed rock and mountains in 1991.