The Rock Climber’s Training Manual

“A must have…covers every aspect of climbing, from footwork to mental strategies”Climbing Magazine

“The most comprehensive training book for climbers”8a.nu

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The RCTM explicitly describes training techniques used by elite climbers in an easy to follow step-by-step format that will immediately and continuously improve your climbing:

- Detailed schedules prescribe daily training activities for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers

- Training programs are tailored for bouldering, sport and traditional climbing

- Eleven exercise protocols clearly describe each training activity in detail

- Over 200 full color illustrations demonstrate proper techniques

- Meticulously researched, incorporating the latest advancements in sport science

- Presents exercises that are proven to be effective for climbers of all abilities

- Includes ground-breaking coaching for Big Wall Free Climbing including training, strategy and tactics!

The RCTM updates and expands on the renowned “Rock Prodigy” training method that has helped climbers around the globe advance through the grades. Whether new to climbing or a seasoned veteran, this book describes exactly how to get stronger NOW and climb your dream routes.

See what the experts are saying about the book.

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  • Mountainproject.com:  This will be the bible for climbing training in America. It is also a beautiful book…
  • Supertopo.com:Buy this book, follow the plan within, and you WILL increase your abilities.
  • 8a.nu:  “The most comprehensive training book for climbers…very well done…the new climbing bible.”

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RCTM.com Articles related to The Rock Climber’s Training Manual:

  • Off To The Printer The Rock Climber’s Training Manual has been sent to the printer! That means as far as my contributions are concerned, the book is “done”. According to the guys at Fixed Pin, it normally takes about 3 months from the time the book is submitted to the printer until it arrives on bookshelves. Read more…
  • Good Things Come in Threes …I’m co-authoring a book with my brother Mike Anderson on the subject of climbing training, tentatively titled The Rock Climber’s Training Manual. The book will be published by Fixed Pin Publishing and will hopefully be out some time this winter. Mike and I have been kicking around the idea of writing a training book for many years, at the suggestion of many different people. The book is loosely based on “The Making of A Rockprodigy”, a training article Mike wrote for Rockclimbing.com. Many climbers have had tremendous success using the Rock Prodigy training method and they have encouraged us to write something more expansive. Read more…
  • What I Got for Christmas  Christmas came a week early for me this year.  While driving Logan home from downtown Denver to see the impressive light display at City Hall, I received a call from my friend and publisher Jason Haas.  The “Proof” of the Rock Climber’s Training Manual had arrived from the printer!  Read more…
  • Sneak Peak at The Rock Climber’s Training Manual  Our partners at Fixed Pin Publishing recently received six “Advanced Copies” of The Rock Climber’s Training Manual in the mail. Last weekend I headed up to their offices (Ben’s dining room) to get a sneak peek at the goods. These six books are the first off the press, and were air-mailed to be used for marketing purposes (sorry, they aren’t available for sale ;) ).  They will be sent to various media folks and distributors to help Fixed Pin get the book out into the market once the full shipment arrives. Read more…
  • The Rock Climber’s Training Manual is NOW AVAILABLE!!!  Seven towering pallets of The Rock Climber’s Training Manual arrived in Colorado on Thursday. After work I went up to Fixed Pin Publishing’s storage facility in Denver to see the goods and pick up a few crates of books. The books look great! It’s tempting to just sit and flip through it, but we still have a lot of work to do to get the books out to you!  Read more…

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