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5.0 out of 5 stars
Knots without the pain, Jan. 22 2002
This is a great book for the beginning rock climber, or those like me who tried it in their youth and are returning to the sport. Mr. Raleigh shares some very insightful points to the knots one should rely on for their own safety, and takes you through the more complicated variations on the essential themes.
The illustrations by Mike Clelland are great! The text is exact, precise, and exactly what you need to read to get the most out of your bouldering, rappelling, or mountaineering experience!
Mr. Raleigh takes you through the essential knots, then the terminology, various starter knots their importance, a treatment on rope care, protocols for being on the rope, webbing, and experiences on doing air time when the proper protection technique was not chosen for a pitch.
This book is a must have for the library, for learning, or for reference. Bravo, I wish this one was around 20 years ago