by Michael L. Anderson PhD & Mark Anderson
The Rock Climber's Training Manual updates and expands on the renowned "Rock Prodigy" training method that has helped climbers around the globe advance through the grades. Whether new to climbing or a seasoned veteran, this book describes how to get stronger NOW and climb your dream routes.
Detailed schedules prescribe daily training activities for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers
Training programs are tailored for bouldering, sport and traditional climbing
Eleven exercise protocols clearly describe each training activity in detail
Over 200 full color illustrations demonstrate proper techniques
Meticulously researched, incorporating the latest advancements in sport science
Presents exercises that are proven to be effective for climbers of all abilities
Includes ground-breaking coaching for Big Wall Free Climbing including training, strategy and tactics
Download sample pages here.
Not sure if you want to buy it yet, read through these positive reviews:
Splitterchoss.com says it's "worth every penny"
Climbing magazine lists it in their Gear Guide 2014 as, "Comprehensive training tools for the everyman."
DPM writes, "for those ready to take a committed step toward getting better at climbing, there is no better manual available." (p35)
A thread in the training forum on Mountain Project is full of happy and impressed climbers.
A thread on SuperTopo calls it, "the first real improvement on the old Goddard/Neuman "Performance Rock Climbing" which was published over two decades ago."
Dave Sheldon writes, "The Rock Climber's Training Manual should be considered an invaluable resource for anyone looking to experience progression as a performance oriented climber."
by Rich Crowder & Jonathon Wasser
Virgin Gorda is a small island settled amongst the Virgin Island chain in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The southern portion of the island is littered with wildly shaped granite boulders of all sizes. Highball jungle slabs and beach side hand cracks provide rock climbing for the lone adventurer as well as the whole family. Stocked with world class scuba as well as unforgettable yachting, Virgin Gorda is the stereotypical Caribbean getaway.
This is the first edition guidebook to the fine granite bouldering of Virgin Gorda. This guidebook documents hundred of never before published climbing routes as well as valuable travel tips for the Virgin Islands. This beautifully photographed color guide contains everything you may need to know about an adventurous Caribbean vacation including suggested itineraries, pirate lore, and an underwater fish guide.
Guavaberry Spring Bay Homes is far and away the best place for rock climbers to stay. Take advantage of their beautiful villas and their bouldering pads.
by Jared Spaulding
In the stark and beautiful country of Capitol Reef National Park and Wayne County, splitter cracks, nail-up nightmares and pebble wrestling abound. This climbing guidebook is your ticket to some of the best (and worst) rock climbing crags, towers and boulders out there. Come enjoy and climb in the quiet part of Utah where exploration and beauty come standard with every day of climbing.
by Mark Tarrant
Ra and the Halidome are hands down the best area for Front Range climbers looking to get high off the deck via multi-pitch sport climbing. When temps in Boulder and Denver start getting near 100 in the summer, Ra and the Halidome offer the much needed reprieve rock climbers are looking for with temps closer to the 70s - much like Rocky Mountain National Park, only without the five mile approach. This waterproof, tear-resistant color map folds out to 12" x 18", yet folds up to easily fit into your pocket. Enlarged color description photos make route finding a breeze, as does the thorough route descriptions that nicely break down lengths, difficulties, and bolt counts pitch by pitch.