Mountaineers Books Rock Climbing Anchors, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Guide

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"[Rock Climbing Anchors] offers a complete and profusely illustrated course of instruction that will prove to be of life-saving value for all rock climbing enthusiasts from the absolute novice to the seasoned professional." - Midwest Book Review

  • Seminal book updated by author of the acclaimed Advanced Rock Climbing.
  • Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.
  • 400 new color photos demonstrate techniques.

For this new edition of Rock Climbing Anchors, climber and writer Topher Donahue carefully reviewed each technique and lesson, making them even easier to understand and learn.

Key updates include:

  • Improved content hierarchy, reading efficiency, and technique emphasis.
  • Pros vs. Cons comparison lists.
  • Technological advances and changes in gear and standards.
  • Graphic illustrations of forces, movement, "right" vs. "wrong" technique, and more.
  • New section on anchor considerations for the climbing gym.
  • New distinction between "anchor" and "placement" or "piece".


  • Author(s): Topher Donahue and Craig Luebben
  • 288 pages
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN: 978-1-68051-140-6
  • Published: Apr 1, 2019


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