How to Climb 5.12 (Falcon Guides How to Climb)

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In the sport of rock climbing, 5.12 is a magical grade. Looked upon as the "door" to the elite levels of difficulty, 5.12 is believed by many intermediate climbers to be out of their reach - but that's where How to Climb 5.12 comes into play. This performance manual dispels the myth surrounding 5.12 and teaches average climbers that they can achieve heights previously considered the exclusive domain of the full-time climber. How to Climb 5.12 can help intermediate climbers make the physical and mental jump to advanced climbing ability. It offers streamlined tips and suggestions on such critical issues as cutting-edge strength training, mental training, and climbing strategy. How to Climb 5.12 is the perfect manual to guide you on the road to mastery - and to help make the trip as short as possible. Inside you will find: A self-assessment test to optimize your training Techniques and drills for accelerated learning of climbing skills Exercises for building strength and endurance Strategies for managing fear and building confidence Tactics for on-sight climbing and working redpoint projects

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""How to Climb 5.12" packs a lot into a slim book . . . a great first training book and a good addition to any training junkie's book shelf." --"Rock & Ice" magazine (praise for a previous edition)

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An accomplished climber for more than twenty-five years, Eric J. Horst (pronounced Hirst) has ascended cliffs across the United States and Europe. He has established more than 400 first ascents, primarily on his home cliffs in the eastern U.S. A student and teacher of climbing performance, Eric has helped train hundreds of climbers, and his training books and concepts have spread to climbers in more than forty-five countries. He is widely recognized for his innovative practice methods and training tools, and he has been a training products design consultant for Nicros, Inc., since 1994. Eric is also the author of Flash Training (Falcon, 1994) and Training for Climbing (Falcon, 2003). He has written more than two dozen magazine articles on the subject, appeared on numerous TV broadcasts, and his techniques have been featured in such magazines as Climbing, Rock & Ice, Outside, Men's Health, Muscle Media, and Men's Journal. Eric lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Lisa Ann, and his sons, Cameron and Jonathan.

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