Exploring the Harder Side of Caving Vertical 2007 Edtion by Al Warild
VERTICAL by Al Warild
2007 Edition
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Chapter 1
Personal Equipment
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Chapter 1--Vertical 2007 Edition by Al Warild
Chapter 2
Rigging Equipment
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Chapter 2--Vertical 2007 Edition by Al Warild
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Vertical 2007 Edition by Al Warild
Chapter 3
K nots
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Chapter 3--Vertical 2007 Edition by Al Warild
Chapter 4
Rigging Basics
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Chapter 4---Vertical by Al Warild 2007 Edition
Chapter 5
Advanced Rigging
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Chapter 5---Vertical 2007 Edition by Al Warild
READERS COMMENTS

I've been reading this edition for the past week or so. It has great descriptions, lots of figures, and well-balanced arguments.

For example, Al Warild spends some time on a subject that is sensitive for me. He has a detailed description of cow's tails where he explains the
reasons why we don't use tape (webbing) cow's tails for doing rebelays. I've
long been a proponent of using 11mm diameter dynamic rope. Many will
remember sessions at WVACS where I climbed onto a soapbox and tried to
convince people to ditch their traditional cow's tails (made of stiff webbing and manufactured by Petzl, mostly) and replace them with dynamic rope. Al Warild's argument is much more convincing than mine (he backs it up with break-test data) and hopefully will bring about a change for those who
haven't yet made that transition.

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Chapter 6
Descent
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Chapter 6--Vertical by Al Warild 2007 Edition
Chapter 7
Ascent
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Chapter 7----Vertical by Al Warild 2007 Edition
Chapter 8
Organisation
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Chapter 8---Vertical by Al Warild 2007 Edition
Chapter 9
Disaster
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Chapter 9---Vertical by Al Warild 2007 Edition Chapter 10
Surveying
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Chapter 10---Vertical by Al Warild 2007 Edition

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