In the decade since its original publication, On Rope has gained
worldwide recognition as the most authoritative book on single rope
techniques (SRT). Like its predecessor, this new edition is a practical
approach to North American vertical ropework. It contains 384 pages
with over 700 detailed drawings. Home workshops are included to
show you how to assemble your own ascending and descending gear.
Techniques and Equipment, plus Training
On Rope covers everything you need to know about the techniques and
equipment needed for vertical work--including ropes, knots, rigging,
harnesses, rappelling, ascending, and belaying. It also contains a
detailed program for training and practicing ropework skills. The book is equally valuable for both
beginning and experienced users of vertical rope techniques.
This new edition has been extensively revised and expanded to include detailed
descriptions of other ropes users--arborists, river rescue, window cleaners, and circus riggers among
others. Coverage of European SRT rigging techniques and climbing systems has also been greatly