Finished reading: The Trad Climber’s Bible by John Long ๐Ÿ“š โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

When I purchased this book, I thought it would be a classic how-to book full of anchoring and climbing techniques, diagrams, and tips. I was right that it was chock full of suggestions, but completely wrong thinking it would be anything but a โ€œfor dummiesโ€ type guide.

Legends John Long and Peter Croft use an interesting way of weaving best practices into anecdotes of when these two old-school climbers had to learn them for themselves back when they were pioneering great climbs in North America. Iโ€™m so glad that I started with this book in my re-entrance to trad. It reminded me that everyone starts at the beginning, and thatโ€™s okay.

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