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 #: BK1837-7882
WIZARDS OF ROCK: A HISTORY OF FREE CLIMBING IN AMERICA 2002 1st ed New Large Format Paperback New 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By Ament, Pat
Price: $14.95

List Price: $24.95
You Save $10.00 (40%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

CA, 2002, 1st Edition. 381 pp, photos. A history of the constantly raising standards of rock climbing in all parts of the USA. Includes intensive research and interviews with free climbing legends such as Royal Robbins, John Gill, Henry Barber, John Bachar, Lynn Hill, John Long, Steve Roper, Dunn, Dean Potter, Alan Watts. New large paperback (book is 11''x 8'', no hardcover was issued). 

SIGNED by Pat Ament!

Large book, extra postage for priority mail or international mail.

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.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
ELDORADO: A ROCK CLIMBER'S GUIDE SIGNED by Pat Ament 2nd edition 1980 2nd ed 2 copies available
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # GB2379B-3242
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
ELDORADO: A ROCK CLIMBER'S GUIDE Pat Ament 2nd edition 1980 2nd ed 2 copies available
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # GB2379C-3242
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ELDORADO: A CLIMBER'S ROUTE GUIDE SIGNED by Pat Ament 1978 1st edition 2nd printing
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # GB2379D-324
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
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
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 # BK36-7883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
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 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # BK35-7883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ELDORADO: A CLIMBER'S ROUTE Pat Ament 1975 1st edition Good
By: Ament, Pat
Price $19.99
- Item # GB2379C-295
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
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
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 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # BK35-7883
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
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 # BK36-7883
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
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
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
CATHERINE DESTIVELLE ASCENSIONS DVD: 2 DVDS, 7 FILMS (PAL SYSTEM DVD, plays on computers, not DVD players))
Price $49.95
- Item # DVD3326
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GLENN EXUM: NEVER A BAD WORD OR TWISTED ROPE Charlie Craighead 1998 1st ed Paperback SIGNED by Glenn Exum
By: Exum, Glenn and Charlie Craighead
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $55.00 (55%)
- Item # BK440-457
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YODEL MAGAZINE (USA)
By: Christian Beckwith
Price $5.00
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BADWATER A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE McKinzie 2005 1st edition DJ
By: McKinzie, Clinton.
Price $20.00
- Item # BK2385
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GLACIER WATERTON EXPLORERS GUIDE Schreier 1984
By: Schreier, Carl
Price $3.99
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SEVEN DECADES OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBING: A FLATLANDER'S JOURNEY TO THE SUMMIT Rod Harris 2010 1st ed Paperback New 2 Copies Available
By: Harris, Rod
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $7.96 (47%)
- Item # BK2566-6112
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CONTINTENTAL DIVIDE: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN MOUNTAINEERING Maurice Isserman 2016 1st ed DJ New
By: Isserman, Maurice
Price $18.95 ~ Regular $28.95, You Save $10.00 (35%)
- Item # BK3411-375
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STONE CRUSADE: A GUIDE TO BOULDERING 1999 Updated edition SIGNED by John Gill and John Sherman.
By: Sherman, John. Introduction by John Gill.
Price $59.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $15.01 (20%)
- Item # BK1767A-289
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BIG WALLS: BREAKTHROUGHS ON THE FREE CLIMBING FRONTIER 1997 1st edition DJ Fine SIGNED by Paul Piana and Todd Skinner
By: Piana, Paul. Photos by Beth Wald, Galen Rowell and Bill Hatcher
Price $99.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $50.01 (33%)
- Item # BK1187A-289
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN MADNESS: SCOTT FISCHER, MOUNT EVEREST AND A LIFE LIVED ON HIGH Robert Birkby 2008 1st ed New Hardcover DJ 9 Copies Available
By: Birkby, Robert
Price $1.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $23.00 (92%)
- Item # BK2281-7899
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart