Libby peters Rock Climbing: Essential Skills & Techniques is the main resource for UK mountain leader qualifications. Covers all the essential skills for rock climbing. This is very much from the ground up, so has knots, belaying technique to placing trad gear and building belays, etc.
This is the official handbook of 'the Mountaineering Instructor,
Single Pitch, Climbing Wall and Climbing Wall Leading Award Schemes'.
Written by one of the best known rock climbing instructors in the UK
this is the definitive and comprehensive 'how to rock climb' textbook,
now in its revised and updated second edition. It covers un-roped
bouldering and movement skills as well as every aspect of single and
multi-pitch rock climbing, abseiling, problem solving, the climbing
environment, the history and development of the sport and much more.
This book is a reference tool for every climber, from novice to
expert, as well as containing specific ideas for anyone wanting to
help coach and instruct others. It is the official handbook for the UK
qualification system that includes 'the Mountaineering Instructor,
Climbing Wall, Single Pitch and Climbing Wall Leader Awards and is
endorsed by the BMC, MCofS and MI. Revised throughout there are
additional chapters on Sport Climbing, Sea Level Traversing, Ropes
Courses and Via Ferrata, Adaptive Techniques for Disabled Climbers,
Injury Avoidance, Improving Technique, Risk Management and the Law and
Working with Young People. It has a functional design with
easy-reference colour-coded pages, striking illustrations that
complement the text and inspiring photos that give a genuine flavour
of the breadth of climbing possibilities across Britain and Ireland.
It is the second of a series of manuals from Mountain Leader Training
UK that includes the highly successful 'Hill Walking' and 'Winter
To highlight one big difference between this and the book recommended by Charlie Brumbaugh. This is aimed a lot more at UK climbers. We don't really have alpine, big wall or aid climbing in this country. So this is more for Sport and Trad climbers and Boulderers which are the main sports in the UK. There is a winter equiverlant too