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 #: BK1836-7884
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

List Price: $44.95
You Save $5.00 (11%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description


SIGNED by Royal Robbins and Pat Ament on the title page. (The cover photo is a young Royal Robbins overlooking Yosemite).

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, Jimmy Dunn, Dean Potter, Alan Watts. New large paperback (book is 11''x 8'', no hardcover was issued). 

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, independently, 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
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
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 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $10.00 (40%)
- Item # BK1837-7882
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
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
TO BE BRAVE: MY LIFE VOLUME 1 Royal Robbins 2009 1st ed Pbk New [Last copy, not signed]
By: Robbins, Royal
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.05 (20%)
- Item # BK2447-114
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMBING ART MAGAZINE
By: THE CLIMBING ART MAGAZINE Pat Ament
Price $3.00
- Item # JR156
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBING IN NORTH AMERICA. Chris Jones 1976-79, 1-2nd ed DJ SIGNED 6 or 7 by Ament, Barber, Beckey, Bridwell, Kor. Extras are Culp, Denny, Robbins,
By: Jones, Chris
Price $79.99 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $170.01 (68%)
- Item # BK749A-8422
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ADVANCED ROCKCRAFT 1985 SIGNED by Royal Robbins
By: Robbins, Royal
Price $49.95
- Item # BK239-114
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
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
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 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $10.00 (40%)
- Item # BK1837-7882
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WIND IN MY HAIR. Brigitte Muir 1998 1st edition Fine 2 copies available
By: Muir, Brigitte.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # OP351-421
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ESCAPE ROUTES: FURTHER ADVENTURE WRITINGS 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 3 Copies Available SIGNED by David Roberts
By: Roberts, David, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # BK1273B-3473
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ASCENT OF EVEREST. John Hunt 3rd UK edition. DJ, Fine. SIGNED by Edmund Hillary and Michael Ward
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $450.00
- Item # OP001F
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THOMAS CECIL FITZPATRICK: A MEMOIR H. [Alps 1880s-1910s] Rackham 1937 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By: Rackham, H. and Fitzpatrick, Thomas Cecil
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # OP2602-347
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
QUEST FOR ADVENTURE: REMARKABLE FEATS OF EXPLORATION. 2000 Revised edition DJ New 5 copies available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # BK169-5851
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MALARIA DREAMS AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE Stevens 1989 Paperback
By: Stevens, Stuart
Price $9.95
- Item # BK1487
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FRIENDS OF THE ABYSS Scott Schmidt 2010 1st ed New Paperback
By: Schmidt, Scott
Price $9.95
- Item # BK3418-375
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NANGA PARBAT PILGRIMAGE: LONELY CHALLENGE Hermann Buhl 2009 New Paperback 5 copies available
By: Buhl, Hermann.
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $21.95, You Save $12.00 (55%)
- Item # BK215-7895
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIBETAN BUDDISM OF TIBET WITH ITS MYSTIC CULTS, SYMBOLISM AND MYTHOLOGY, AND ITS RELATION TO INDIAN BUDDHISM L. Austine Waddell 1972 Reprint Paperback Fine
By: Waddell, L. Austine
Price $9.99
- Item # OP2611B-295
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KARAKORAM: EXPEDITION FRANCAISE A L'HIMALAYA 1936 [HIMALAYAN ASSAULT: THE FRENCH HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION 1936] Jean Escarra 2nd ed DJ VG
By: Escarra, Jean, and Henry De Segogne, Louis Neltner, Jean Charingnon
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $30.01 (75%)
- Item # OP1407-686
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart