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Jerry Moffatt - Revelations

4.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focused on one thing: being the best in the world. This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Top sport climber, brilliant competitor an ...more
ebook, 427 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Vertebrate Publishing (first published February 11th 2009)
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Apr 06, 2015 Necho rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
On the look out for some skiing gear, I accidentally entered the wrong shop and ended up in the neighboring store where they sold equipment for other outdoor sports. "Where are all the ski's?" I thought as I came across a shelf lined with books on a familiar yet in my mind neglected subject; climbing. I used to do some indoor climbing and bouldering at a gym, but the book covers of real deal rock climbers caught my immediate attention. This one in particular was hard to let go of. A few introduc ...more
It is most certainly not a book for non-climbers. The endless lists of E7's, E8's, 8c's, 5.13's would test the patience of even the most enthuastic non-climbing reader. But it is a fascinating trip down memory lane and the golden age of climbing, not only sportclimbing, but climbing in general, for those of us who only followed the likes of Jerry Moffatt, and many of the other stars of the 80's, that he gives little oblique insights into, because of our interest in more traditional climbs, big w ...more
David Douglas
Jan 03, 2015 David Douglas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unable to put it down. Probably crap if you are not a climber reading about one of your climbing heros.
Apr 06, 2014 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a good book for climbers
David Medcalf
It's more than a bit of an egofest, but I suppose 'the best climber in the world' is entitled to show off, in writing as well as in his climbing. Jerry's real 'personal' life is very low key relative to his climbing tales, but does serve to make the book more human when you finally get to that stage. Recommended for climbers who might remember Jerry's name from the climbing magazines, but I'm not sure that non-climbers would appreciate not-very-gripping tales of E7s and F8b+.
Moses Potter
Jan 05, 2016 Moses Potter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable jaunt through the highlights of the career of one of the top climbers of the last 25years. Jerry's confidence, persistence, and passion for climbing reaffirm my own experiences with the lifestyle. I particularly liked the passages concerning the mental training necessary to succeed on hard ascents: "smooth, focused agression."
Nov 03, 2012 Andreas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great account of how the departure from regular climbing of the sixties and early seventies in Europe came to be. I wish I was young one more time ...
Jonas Wiklund
Jun 02, 2012 Jonas Wiklund rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sport, biography, climbing
Fascinating insight into the mindset of the first elite athlete in the amateur sport of rock climbing.
Jan Mikkelsen
Jun 09, 2012 Jan Mikkelsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant read for anyone interested in a bit of (British) rock climbing history ..
May 10, 2013 Markhiller rated it really liked it
Excellent book by one of the most influential rock climbers of our time.
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