BOOK - THE OUTDOOR KNOTS BOOK (MOUNTAINEERS OUTDOOR BASICS)
A guide to the ropes and knots used in the outdoors by hikers, campers, paddlers, and climbers.
- Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand
- Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos
- New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series
It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance--since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart activity.
This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors!
"This is a great little book... Read this book before you buy your next rope or new slings. You will save the modest book price ten times over!" -- TraditionalMountaineering.com
A thorough guide. -- Sacramento Bee
[I]t's critical to know how to tie a knot...The Outdoor Knots Book is a great starting point. -- Idaho Falls Post Register
[T]his book has some tried-and-true traditional and relatively new knots. --Salem Statesman Journal
About the Author
Clyde Soles' adventures have taken him around the world and to the top of the Himalayan Gasherbrum II (8,036 meters). A former senior editor for Rock & Ice magazine, he is the author of Rock & Ice Gear: Equipment for the Vertical World; Climbing; Training for Peak Performance; and Climbing: Expedition Planning
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Mountaineers Books (April 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0898869625
- ISBN-13: 978-0898869620
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds