Basic Rope Skills for Climbers

Nigel Shepherd, the author of The Complete Guide to Rope Techniques, presents the basics of ropework in a simplified format, ideal both for those starting out climbing, and for more experienced climbers who want to introduce their friends and family to the sport. It covers basic kit, anchors and belaying, and techniques for top and bottom roping, Trad and sport climbing, as well as abseiling, and teaches the use of knots, slings, nuts and camming devices with extensive step-by-step photography.