The essential handbook for every beginner, Learning to Climb Indoors is the most complete book available on indoor climbing—now revised and in its third edition!
Veteran climber, performance coach, and renowned author Eric J. Hörst gives you all the information you need to get started and have fun. From what to expect on your first visit to a climbing gym to in-depth instruction on climbing techniques, tactics, strategy, and taking your indoor climbing skills outside, this guide will take you through your first few days—and years—as a climber.
Hörst covers basic gear, fundamental safety techniques, and the importance of personal one-on-one instruction at the gym. Chapters on mental control, physical conditioning, and self-assessment round out the training. And as you progress, advice on advanced techniques and tactics will help you conquer the steepest walls. This revised and fully updated edition includes a new section on youth climbing as well as more information on taking your indoor-climbing skills outside onto real rock. Full color photos round out the package to make Learning to Climb Indoors an indispensable resource for new climbers.
Eric Hörst has been climbing for over thirty years. He is a performance coach who has helped thousands of climbers improve their performance through his books, magazine articles, seminars, and Web sites. He is the author of Training for Climbing, How to Climb 5.12,The Rock Climber's Exercise Guide, and Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. He lives with his wife Lisa Ann and their two sons, Cameron and Jonathan, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.