The Rock Climber's Training Manual

by Michael L. Anderson PhD & Mark Anderson

Whether you climb 5.9 or 5.15, this book shows you how to immediately and continuously improve your climbing, providing a step-by-step, easy to follow action plan used by elite rock climbers.

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:

  • 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)

  • 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."

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