The Beginners’ Guide for Climbers – Now Available

Our first publication of 2012 is now available for online ordering and from outdoor retailers. The Beginners’ Guide for Climbers is a bit of a departure for us – an illustrated guide for young climbers produced in conjunction with NICAS (the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme). It is a beautiful little hardback book with some delightful illustrations by Sophie Mitchell.

The book covers all the skills required for NICAS stages 1, 2 and some of 3 and is fully endorsed by NICAS.

“The NICAS trustees are delighted to recommend this book with its innovative approach to introducing the basic skills of climbing. Sophie’s wonderful artwork will have special appeal to young readers and will help them develop a thorough grounding in these fundamentals. The knowledge, technical skills and attitude required to become a safe climber are clearly described whilst still conveying the fun and excitement of this challenging sport. Climbing develops fitness, movement skills, teamwork, and determination and this lively book is sure to enthuse many budding young climbers on their way.”

- Guy Jarvis, NICAS Chair

More example pages here

Lydia James-Louwerse testing the new Beginners' Guide for Climbers

The book has lots of little features like the fold out cover with a try-at-home section of cord and harness to practice your knot on. It also has a flick-book movie in the bottom corner showing the correct belay technique. All these features make it an appealing product for children just starting out to climb. By using the book they can develop good and safe technique, whilst enjoying and getting enthused about their climbing.

  • Order now
  • More about the book here.
  • It will also be stocked by Outdoor Specialist Retailers.
  • For any climbing walls wishing to stock the book please see our Trade Order information page here.
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