Climbing & Gymnastics
Historical Connections between the two Sports: 1800s to 1990
by John Gill
A detailed analysis of the connections between rock climbing and gymnastics, commencing with climbing exercises of the ancient Greeks and culminating with a comparison of modern rock climbing with modern competitive gymnastics. Also included is a chapter on bodyweight feats of strength related to rock climbing. Softcover. From the website: www.johngill.net
Book is published as a service to the climbing community - the author makes no profit from its sale.
A longtime boulderer and rock climber who has researched the origins of these sports.