Whether you’re fresh out of the climbing gym, or already an experienced outdoor climber, “Transition: A guide to climbing real rock” provides an indispensable resource. This in-depth book presents the knowledge and skills necessary to gain autonomy climbing in all styles from top rope to trad. Illustrated with more than 400 photos and drawings, it aims to provide a clear and comprehensive reference for climbers as they progress from gym to rock. Written from a Canadian perspective and recommended by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) technical director, it is the only book of its kind to follow the Quebec FQME standards. Includes a French-English dictionary of technical terms.
Mark Davidson Jewell is a certified rock instructor with the Fédération Québécoise de la Montagne et de l'Escalade (FQME) and technical coordinator at Zéro Gravité Climbing and Yoga. He has taught climbing since 2006.