News - update on all things Alpkit
WIN: Crack Climbing by Pete Whittaker
09, Dec, 2019
We're giving away a copy of Pete Whittaker's new book, Crack Climbing. Simply answer one question correctly and you'll go into the draw to win.
Alpkiteer Pete Whittaker is widely regarded as one of the best crack climbers in the world, having made dozens of cutting-edge first ascents and hard repeats, including the first ascent of Century Crack (5.14b) in Canyonlands, Utah. In this book, Pete has drawn on years of experience to demonstrate the many different techniques and to give you an understanding of when, why and how to use them. Develop these skills with confidence and your climbing standard will improve.
The book is split into easily accessible sections on techniques for different widths of cracks, including finger cracks, hand and fist cracks, off-width cracks and chimneys. Pete looks at the basics, including the hand jam – the essential technique in any crack climber’s repertoire – right through to advanced techniques such as the sidewinder and the trout tickler. Step-by-step practical information and how-tos are supplemented with tips and tricks from Pete alongside illustrations by Alex Poyzer and photographs. Additional chapters cover how to tape up, as well as essential gear and equipment.
In partnership with Vertebrate Publishing, we're giving away one copy to one lucky winner before Christmas. To be in with a chance of winning Pete Whittaker's latest book 'Crack Climbing' simply answer the question below:
Prize draw closes on Sunday 15th December 2019 at 23:59.
Share your thoughts about this article.