Advanced Rockcraft Author:Royal Robbins In his best-selling climbing manual, BASIC ROCKCRAFT, Royal Robbins covered the fundamentals of technical rock climbing. He described the basic equipment, movements and skills needed to climb, not elementary routes, but courses of some difficulty. But the cut-off was between climbing and leading. — Here, in ADVANCED ROCKCRAFT, Robbins takes up th... more »e problems and basic skills involved in route-finding and actual achievement. Chapters include: Aid, Big Walls, Gadgets, Safety, Leading, Solo, and Values.
With the strong drive to preserve and protect the delicate rock surfaces - to eliminate the indiscriminate hole-drilling and flake destruction by careless use of brutal hardware and tools - Robbins here discusses in detail the important field of Chockcraft - the use of chocks, nuts, hangers, etc.
Finally, Royal explains his own philosophy about climbing in a chapter, simply titled, "Values."« less