Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Edition

Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Edition

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"[Rock Climbing Anchors] offers a complete and profusely illustrated course of instruction that will prove to be of life-saving value for all rock climbing enthusiasts from the absolute novice to the seasoned professional." - Midwest Book Review

  • Seminal book updated by author of the acclaimed Advanced Rock Climbing.
  • Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.
  • Author(s): Topher Donahue and Craig Luebben

For this new edition of Rock Climbing Anchors, climber and writer Topher Donahue carefully reviewed each technique and lesson, making them even easier to understand and learn.

Key updates include:

  • Improved content hierarchy, reading efficiency, and technique emphasis.
  • Pros vs. Cons comparison lists.
  • 400 new colour photos demonstrate techniques.
  • Technological advances and changes in gear and standards.
  • Graphic illustrations of forces, movement, "right" vs. "wrong" technique, and more.
  • New section on anchor considerations for the climbing gym.
  • New distinction between "anchor" and "placement" or "piece".


  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 288 pages,  17.27 x 1.78 x 21.34 cm
  • Published: April 1, 2019
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
  • Language: English
  • Item weight: 567 g

About the Author

Accomplished climbing guide, author, and photographer, Topher Donahue was, at age 14, one of the youngest American climbing guides in history. His climbing methods and philosophy evolved from his experiences with guides, climbers, and cultures across the globe. Topher lives in Nederland, Colorado. Visit him at and on Instagram at @Topher.Donahue.

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