North American Vertical Rope Techniques
By:Bruce Smith and Alan Padgett
Invaluable, extensive resource on ropes, knots, harnesses, rappelling, ascending, and belaying, with over 700 detailed drawings. This second edition has been extensively revised and expanded. Coverage of European SRT rigging techniques and climbing systems has been greatly enlarged. Other new coverage includes detailed descriptions of other rope uses; such as by arborists, river rescuers, window cleaners, and circus riggers.
Second Edition 1996
382 pages, hardbound