Climbing Rules & Ethics has been in the making since the 1st International Sport Climbing Championship in Snowbird, Utah, (1988) when Dan Goodwin was the color commentator for CBS Sports. With sport climbing and bouldering now in the Olympics, climbing has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Due to this popularity, the need for our community to be on the same page has never been greater. What guided our sport in the 1980s may differ from today, but many beliefs and values have remained the same.
With more than 1,000 new climbers signing up daily, there has never been a more critical time for our community to be on the same page.
Look no further if you seek a book to help you understand a climber's mindset while avoiding the most dangerous belayer and leading climbing mistakes. This book will teach you how to prevent the most common belayer and lead climbing mistakes and how to clip like a pro.
Bonus Chapters include:
List of Disciplines
Pro Climbing Tips
Leading Climbing Grades
Climbing Glossary of words and terms.
May this book serve as a guiding light for our climbing community and be a starting point for future debates.
"If you are going to believe in something,
you should believe in yourself!" dg
DAN GOODWIN also known as SpiderDan, is a renowned American climber who is best known for his numerous building ascents, such as the World Trade Center, the John Hancock Center, and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, where he established a Guiness Book of World Record by free soloing both sides without a rope.
These feats not only made Goodwin a household name, but a legend in his climbing community. His status became etched in the hall of fame when he free soloed Mickey's Beach Crack 5.12b for National TV, and served as the color commentator for CBS Sports at the First International Sport Climbing Championship at Snowbird, Utah.
Goodwin knew climbing would eventually be in the Olympics, he just didn't think it would take 30+ years. With over 1,000 participants signing up to climb for first time, Goodwin believes there has never been a more important period in our sport's history to educate and unite our community with a common set of rules and ethics that can be debated for years to come.
If you seek a book or podcast to help you understand a climber's mindset while avoiding the most dangerous belayer and leading climbing mistakes, then look no further. CLIMBING RULES & ETHICS, both book and podcast series, has 55 chapters/episodes devoted to topics such as How to Prevent the Most Common Belayer Mistakes, How to Clip like a Pro, How to Overcome Fear, and How to Become a Rock Warrior and many more.
May the book and podcast series serve as a guiding light for our climbing community and be a starting point for future debates.