Bouldering Essentials

David Flanagan’s Bouldering Essentials — Imported from the U.K.

Bouldering Essentials is packed with clear, practical advice for everyone interested in bouldering whether a complete beginner looking to learn the basics, an indoor climber keen to start bouldering outdoors or an experienced boulderer who wants to explore advanced topics such as dynamics, strategy, tactics training and highballing.

With a foreword by renowned climber Johnny Dawes, the book features over 200 stunning photos from the best bouldering areas in the world including Bishop, Castle Hill, Fontainebleau, Hueco Tanks and Rocklands. Bouldering Essentials will provide all the inspiration and information you need to reach your full potential as a boulderer. (View sample pages here.)

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Bouldering Essentials covers all the basic to advanced training and the focus is defining and describing everything. You can more or less start anywhere and start reading/learning. All-in-all, a good book for the ones who want an informative bouldering book that will make you understand everything the advanced boulderers are talking about during a bouldering session or trip. —Jens Larssen,

Designed to cater to all, from experienced boulderers to complete novice climbers to those who may climb in other disciplines (traditional, sport, etc) and interested in trying their hand at this type of climbing, there is a wealth of information to delve into…Throughout the book, there is beautiful photos used to tempt and inspire. —Neal McQuaid, Irish Mountain Log

Bouldering Essentials is a must-have book for anyone remotely interested in bouldering, its like a bible for boulderers! —Ian Fisher,