The journey from "beginner climber" to becoming an "advanced climber" in a single book!
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 beginner 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 beginner and intermediate climbers make the physical and mental jump to advanced climbing ability. It offers streamlined tips and instruction 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 and enjoyable as possible!
Inside you’ll 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, and tactics for on-sight climbing and working redpoint projects.
The performance guidebook to the higher grades!
I have been a casual climber for around 7 years. I live in Dallas, TX so there isn't much outdoor climbing close by. I would take weekend trips to different crags when I would get the chance but was stuck around the easy 5.11 range when it came to sport climbing. I decided to read through "How to Climb 5.12" and truly try to apply all the advice and knowledge contained within. After training and applying not only the physical preparation, but the mental preparation described in the book, I felt that leading an outdoor 5.12 was finally possible. When I was able to take the trip to do some outdoor climbing, I was hoping to climb my first 5.12 and ended up climbing four different 12's over the weekend! I am excited to up my level of difficulty in the future by continuing to apply everything that I have learned from this excellent resource.