Climbing: A Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guide (Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guides)

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Part of a series that teaches women in the way they learn, through example, Climbing: A Woman's Guide makes lively use of the real voices of women, personal tales of obstacles overcome, and the experience of expert women climbers. It encourages readers to understand how they can ascend mountains, cliffs, rock faces, and the local climbing wall. Whether climbing at the gym or in the wild, this book provides the support women need to succeed.

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This handbook covers both indoor climbing gyms and outdoor rock faces, offering advice to women pursuing climbing. It includes information on the physical requirements, beginner- to intermediate-level techniques, equipment, resources and safety.

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"Climbing: A Woman's Guide is both informative and enlightening, and addresses everything you might want or need to know about climbing. Bravo, Shelley." Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou, World Cup Champion 1992 - 95, world champion, 1995

"Having worked with Shelley on my own climbing, I can tell every woman who reads this book that they are getting superb information about this sport. She is a passionate climber whose level of encouragement and expertise can't be matched. She's the best!" Keleigh Asbury, Sales and Marketing Director, Boulder Rock Club

"Not only does Shelley inspire me with her rock climbing technique, skill, and expertise, but now she communicates it through, essentially, a women's 'encyclopedia' to the sport. A complete and excellent guide to exhilarating adventures." Roxanna Brock, professional rock climber, guide, and freelance writer

For Women Who Want to Explore the Vertical Dance

Women are flocking to climbing gyms and crags across the country. They are naturally suited to climbing because of their flexibility and innate sense of balance. This comprehensive guide provides a wonderful resource for anyone from the novice considering taking up the sport to the experienced climber looking for strength exercises, tips, and advanced movement techniques to improve her climbing. Let Shelley Presson, a former professional competition sport climber and climbing instructor, take you through a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to getting started and advancing in climbing:

Learn basic techniques such as tying into a harness, staying in balance as you climb, and being safe, indoors and outdoors; Improve your movement with climbing exercises for indoor walls, bouldering, and traditional climbs; Learn how to use all types of holds, how to use your feet instead of your arms, and the basics of face and crack climbing; Understand the ins and outs of climbing gear harnesses, shoes, rope, and helmets before you invest; Use Shelley's mental tricks to overcome obstacles preventing you from progressing as a climber

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