Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK35-7883
HOW TO BE A MASTER CLIMBER IN SIX EASY LESSONS 1997 1st ed New Paperback SIGNED by Pat Ament
By Ament, Pat
Price: $4.99

List Price: $20.00
You Save $15.01 (75%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

1997. 80 pp, ills. Ament reveals his sacred secrets of top level rock climbing. Practical advice on technique, mental and physical preparation, plus amazing stories, insights and great writing on the game of climbing. Paperback. SIGNED by Pat Ament.

From John Gill's Website:

Pat Ament : Pat and I first met in 1967, just after I had moved to Fort Collins. The friendship that resulted from our first encounter has lasted 36 years. Although ten years my junior, we had, in common the most important thing two climbers can have in common: remarkably similar perspectives of our craft.

We were both gymnasts, and Pat, independantly, had started using chalk in climbing only a few years after I had introduced it elsewhere. We both viewed rock climbing as an extension of gymnastics. What I had in pulling strength, Pat had in pressing strength. He could do a hollowback press to handstand from the floor, followed by a number of handstand push-ups. He once held a one-arm handstand on the parallel bars for 18 seconds (I don't think I ever went beyond 5). Along with one-arm mantels on the rock, he could also do a very slow and controlled muscle-up on the high bar, rotating both elbows simultaneously a very difficult feat.

But, most importantly for our friendship, we were aware of spiritual or mystical dimensions of the sport. We also thought of our climbing as an artistic endeavor.

Pat is a significant artist. He is a prolific writer, having written literally dozens of books about various aspects of climbing, including an original guidebook 'High Over Boulder', that set benchmarks for precision and accuracy. He is a composer, pianist, and singer, and his line drawings are superb. He is also, and fundamentally, a poet. The balance he has achieved between the physical realm including being a black belt Karate instructor and the artistic or spiritual realm is extraordinary.

Now , for a few words about his climbing feats. Besides setting new bouldering standards at Flagstaff Mountain, in Boulder, during the 1960s, he made significant climbs in Colorado and Yosemite. Pat's ascent of Supremacy Crack in Eldorado Canyon at the age of eighteen in 1965 established one of the hardest short climbs in the country. He authored the first 5.11 in Yosemite - the Center Slack at the base of El Cap - as well.

He is also a true master of safety in climbing , having the ability to place adequate protection in even the most barren of traditional climbs. Pat was a leading innovator and experimented with various approaches to rock climbing during a transitionary era, fraught with ethical dilemmas, toward the end of the Golden Age. He raised a few waves because of this and because of a powerful intellect and a quiet but forceful attitude, not averse to philosophical and verbal argument.

He has weathered these minor squalls with determination and resiliency, and to some extent, I think they define him. He is a rare renaissance man in an age of increasing specialization. The only true poet I know who weaves his spell upon the rock as well. (2003)

For those of you interested in learning more about this great old friend of mine, I recommend Pat's Stories of a Young Climber an Autobiography . By the way, Pat Ament has a great new book : Everything That Matters (2004)


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
STORIES OF A YOUNG CLIMBER 1996 1st ed Paperback SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $6.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $18.01 (72%)
- Item # BK1790-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
REFLECTIONS ON BEING THE BEST CLIMBER IN THE WORLD Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.95, You Save $10.96 (52%)
- Item # BK36-7884
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
10 KEYS TO CLIMB EVEREST Pat Ament 1999 1st ed New paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Ament, Pat
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $12.96 (87%)
- Item # BK29-7887
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH ENDEAVORS 1991 1st ed Paperback VG to Near Fine SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $15.01 (50%)
- Item # BK733-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROCK WISE: REFLECTIONS, SAFETY, AND TECHNIQUE IN ROCK CLIMBING 1978 1st ed Paperback VG 2 Copies Available. SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # BK1175-7882
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STORIES OF A YOUNG CLIMBER Pat Ament 1996 1st ed Paperback Multiple copies available
By: Ament, Pat
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $22.01 (88%)
- Item # BK1790B-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBING EVEREST: MOUNTAINEERING & THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament!
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.05 (60%)
- Item # BK32-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS: REMEMBERING ROCK CLIMBING 2004 1st ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $14.96 (75%)
- Item # BK1990-7887
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WIZARDS OF ROCK: A HISTORY OF FREE CLIMBING IN AMERICA 2002 1st ed New Large Format Paperback New 3 Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $14.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $10.00 (40%)
- Item # BK1837-7883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WIZARDS OF ROCK: A HISTORY OF FREE CLIMBING IN AMERICA Large Format Paperback New 4 Copies Available SIGNED by Royal Robbins and Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $44.95, You Save $5.00 (11%)
- Item # BK1836-7884
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
10 KEYS TO CLIMB EVEREST Pat Ament 1999 1st ed New paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Ament, Pat
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $12.96 (87%)
- Item # BK29-7887
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH OVER BOULDER Pat Ament 1995 Last and latest edition New Paperback
By: Ament, Pat and Cleve McCarty
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $15.95, You Save $13.96 (88%)
- Item # BK1871-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH OVER BOULDER 1995 Latest edition New Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat and Cleve McCarty
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $15.98, You Save $10.99 (69%)
- Item # BK34-78810
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STORIES OF A YOUNG CLIMBER 1996 1st ed Paperback SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $6.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $18.01 (72%)
- Item # BK1790-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS: REMEMBERING ROCK CLIMBING 2004 1st ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $14.96 (75%)
- Item # BK1990-7887
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH ENDEAVORS 1991 1st ed Paperback VG to Near Fine SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $15.01 (50%)
- Item # BK733-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
REFLECTIONS ON BEING THE BEST CLIMBER IN THE WORLD Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.95, You Save $10.96 (52%)
- Item # BK36-7884
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WIZARDS OF ROCK: A HISTORY OF FREE CLIMBING IN AMERICA Large Format Paperback New 4 Copies Available SIGNED by Royal Robbins and Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $44.95, You Save $5.00 (11%)
- Item # BK1836-7884
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROCK WISE: REFLECTIONS, SAFETY, AND TECHNIQUE IN ROCK CLIMBING 1978 1st ed Paperback VG 2 Copies Available. SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # BK1175-7882
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROYAL ROBBINS: SPIRIT OF THE AGE 1998 1st ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Royal Robbins and Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $29.95
- Item # BK1810-7888
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: KANGSHUNG FACE. 1989 1st UK edition DJ SIGNED by Stephen Venables
By: Venables, Stephen
Price $49.95 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $100.05 (67%)
- Item # OP434-1220
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOUTH COL: ONE MAN'S ADVENTURES ON THE ASCENT OF EVEREST. Wilfrid Noyce 1954 1st Ed DJ SIGNED by Edmund Hillary 5 copies available
By: Noyce, Wilfrid.
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $75.01 (60%)
- Item # OP356A-3615
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YOSEMITE CLIMBS. 1987 1st Edition. Fine SIGNED by George Meyers & Royal Robbins 2 copies available
By: Meyers, George
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $75.00 (50%)
- Item # OP1783D-1142
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A VIEW FROM THE RIDGE: MOUNTAINEERING ANECDOTES FROM SCOTLAND AND AMERICA 1991 1st ed LIMITED EDITION DJ New SIGNED by Dave Brown and Ian Mitchell
By: Brown, Dave and Mitchell, Ian R. SIGNED
Price $99.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $51.00 (34%)
- Item # OP2134-629
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NANDA DEVI: THE TRAGIC EXPEDITION 1987 1st ed Hardcover DJ VG-F SIGNED by John Roskelley and John Evans 2 copies available
By: Roskelley, John.
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP189A-1142
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BUGABOOS: AN ALPINE HISTORY. John Garden 1987, 1st edition SIGNED by Fred Beckey.
By: Garden, John. Introduction by Fred Beckey.
Price $34.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $40.01 (53%)
- Item # OP222-727
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DIE WEISSE SPINNE DIE GESCHICHTE DER EIGER NORDWAND [WHITE SPIDER.THE STORY OF THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER] 1958 1st German edition. DJ SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer and Anderl Heckmair
By: Harrer, Heinrich.
Price $649.00 ~ Regular $1200.00, You Save $551.00 (46%)
- Item # OP365AB-289
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MALLORYS ZEITER TOD [MALLORY'S SECOND DEATH]. 2003 1st edition Hardcover SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold.
Price $50.00
- Item # OP768
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH WORLDS OF THE MOUNTAIN CLIMBER 1959 Ltd 1st ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Fred Beckey, Bob and Ira Spring, Harvey Manning
By: Spring, Bob and Ira, Photos. Harvey Manning, Text
Price $49.99
- Item # OP1399C-514
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SIR EDMUND HILLARY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 8X10 KARSH 1960
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $150.00
- Item # HW11A-5851
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart