The Climbing Bible
Technical, physical and mental training for rock climbing
- ISBN: 978-1-912560-70-7352 pages
- Martin Mobråten and Stian Christophersen
- Publication date
- 3 Sep 2020
More and more people around the world are discovering how great climbing is, both indoors and outdoors. The Climbing Bible by internationally renowned climbers and coaches Martin Mobråten and Stian Christophersen is a comprehensive guide to help you train effectively to become a better climber.
The authors have been climbing coaches for a number of years. Based on their own extensive experience and research, this book collates the best European training techniques into one book with information on how to specifically train for the technical, physical and mental performance factors in climbing – including endurance, power, motivation, fear of falling, and much more. It also deals with tactics, fingerboarding and finger strength, general training and injury prevention, injuries related to climbing, and training plans.
It is illustrated with 400 technique and action photos, and features stories from top climbers as well as a foreword by climber and bestselling author Jo Nesbø. The Climbing Bible will help and motivate you to improve and develop as a climber and find even more joy in this fantastic sport.
Coming soon as an ebook:
Martin Mobråten has a master’s degree in civil engineering, has climbed for over 20 years, been an athlete on the Norwegian national team and is a former Nordic champion in climbing. He has climbed extensively outdoors and has redpointed several routes graded F8c+ and boulder problems up to Font 8c. Martin has coached the Norwegian Climbing Federation’s youth recruits and many of the stronger juniors in the Trondheim community for the past ten years. Martin works daily with climbing courses, route setting and facilitating climbing both indoors and outdoors.
Stian Christophersen is a physiotherapist and coach, has climbed for over 20 years, been an athlete on the national team and was the 2009 Norwegian bouldering champion. He has also climbed extensively outdoors and has first ascents of routes up to F8c and boulder problems up to Font 8b+. Stian is a former national team coach in climbing and is a personal trainer for several of Norway’s best climbers. He has also been responsible for the Norwegian Climbing Federation’s education of coaches, and in addition to running his own physiotherapy practice he educates the next generation of coaches at both a national and international level.
- Title: The Climbing Bible
- Subtitle: Technical, physical and mental training for rock climbing
- Author: Martin Mobråten and Stian Christophersen
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-912560-70-7
- Rights: World
- Publication date: 3 September 2020
- Edition: First
- Size: 250mm x 200mm
- Extent: 352 pages
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 1,200g
- Retail price: £30
This will form the backbone of your climbing and training life. In times of struggle and disillusion you’ll be able to read back on a new mental cue. When you’ve tapped out you fingerboard adaptation, there’s another protocol. When you’re looking for a new technique drill to up your slab climbing game, it’s there. You used to have to buy all the training books in the climbing store, now you just need one! – Tom O'Halloran, Vertical Life
This book has a fantastic structure, and each chapter develops from the basics to a slightly more advanced perspective. It is a beautiful book, with a clear layout and some great anecdotes throughout. It has incredibly useful information through each chapter, with enough to keep any keen climber busy and to give you ideas to focus on. – Emma Twyford, Chalkbloc
This hardy book is your one-stop shop that provides easy to read coverage on all aspects of training. From a mix of technical, physical to mental components, it showcases all these aspecrs that are so critical for indoor and outdoor rock climbing. – Lydiascapes