Crack Climbing

Crack Climbing

The Definitive Guide

Pete Whittaker

$26.95

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2020 Banff Mountain Book Competition Finalist in Guidebooks

Crack climbing is a highly technical form of movement in which climbers position their hands, feet, and even their entire body in cracks to make upward progress on rock. An advocate for the sport’s aesthetic lines, physicality, and technical know-how, author Pete Whittaker teaches more than sixty Crack School Masterclasses each year and was featured in the popular climbing film Wide Boyz. This detailed and comprehensive guide teaches step-by-step techniques and tips, including for:

  • Jamming (finger, hand, fist, foot, arm, leg, body)
  • Crack types (chimneys, liebacks, underclings, roof cracks)
  • How to safely lead and place protection
  • Efficient positioning and movement
  • Strength recovery while climbing


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Pete Whittaker:
Renowned crack climber Pete Whittaker regularly teaches climbing courses and presents at climbing events around the world, from festivals such as the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, The Telegraph London Outdoor Show, and Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, to local climbing clubs, gyms, and walls. He makes his home in Sheffield, England. Visit him online at PeteWhittaker.co.uk.

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