SuperTopo is on Instagram - What should we post?


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Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 21, 2016 - 09:11am PT
Finally! Here is our name @supertopos - you can follow us at this link:

So what type of photos should we post?

We only have a few followers... get in on the ground floor!

And we are also on:
Facebook -
Twitter -

SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Mar 21, 2016 - 09:16am PT
Bernie? Donald? Hillary? Ted?
; )


The Granite State.
Mar 21, 2016 - 09:17am PT
Screen captures of political threads, lol.

Mar 21, 2016 - 09:25am PT
Cosmic and Lockers photo manips could cause some serious trending.

Get in on the ground floor, lol.

Edit- provide proper photo credits if posting other people's photos, or pics uploaded by users here and on TRs pls.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 21, 2016 - 09:36am PT
I don't know anything about this app. I don't do apps.

FYI for the other unenlightened posters here in "the Wild West."

"a dime a thousand"
"worth a billion to Facebook"

Good luck with the exposure, CMac.

Trad climber
Mar 21, 2016 - 09:36am PT
Pictures from the Trip Reports would be smart. Don't forget that hashtags are a big component at Instagram. It may seem gross, but it IS the way to expend views. Of course, you probably don't want people who have never and will never climb becoming forum users(Id hope, anyway), so climbing specific tags would be more useful than general outdoors-related ones

#yosemiteclimbing has 456 posts, as an example.
#climbingwall - 30,490 posts
#climbing - 2,570,551 posts


away from the ground
Mar 21, 2016 - 11:11am PT
Nothing. Go climbing or skiing instead. Burchys got the narcissistic spray fest angle covered already.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2016 - 11:22am PT
RyanD - great suggestion. If anyone wants to post a link to some particularly cool recent photos, i can then ask the author for their permission to post on instagram

Good reminder, Happiegrrrl2. i'm new to the #

F - always the best option

Mar 21, 2016 - 12:29pm PT
Topos? Photos or spreads from topo books? I may be dense, but it seems like showing some wares is a good thing.

Beyond that, show before and after pix of retrobolt removals. Include captions indicating who the sackless dumbfuq was and the stand-up person who fixed it.

Social climber
Mar 21, 2016 - 01:02pm PT
hey there say, chris... i like the trip report stuff...

and, any shots of interests as to neat photo capture of the rocks, during
a climb (that perhaps did not have a whole trip report) that really IMPRESSES one to enjoy life's adventures, and teamwork and friendship...

like a few 'wow shots' i reckon you might call it...
(with the credits, of course) ...



Alta Loma, CA
Mar 21, 2016 - 01:52pm PT
Resurrect da Boobs

The Good Places
Mar 21, 2016 - 01:55pm PT
New routes that people spray about on ST but do not publish elsewhere

Gym climber
Great White North
Mar 21, 2016 - 02:27pm PT

Pics of us climbing BITD
Dusty desolate landscapes no one would go check out even if you paid them
Obscurities no one cares about
Lembert Dome

Big Wall climber
Ridgway CO
Mar 21, 2016 - 02:31pm PT
Walls man!
Really really big walls!

And BITD shots.

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Mar 21, 2016 - 02:52pm PT
So are you no longer using the supertopoclimbing account?

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Mar 21, 2016 - 02:54pm PT
It's great that you've got that account up and running, Cmac. All my nieces and nephews ( teens and twenties), use instagram and snapchat. The 40s through 60s age group have taken over Facebook. It's such an easy way to reach a range of ages.

Many US climbers are already aware of the resources Supertopo provides but I bet you have a vast untapped market in foreign climbers planning to, or dreaming of, visiting the West to climb. Most of them know about Yosemite but I notice that most of them are unaware of other great destinations, eg those covered in many of your guidebooks. So some way to use instagram to reach that audience. Would be interesting.


Mountain climber
Mar 21, 2016 - 03:13pm PT
do a monthly photo contest from submissions to a thread..
this just in

Justin Ross from North Fork
Mar 23, 2016 - 09:25am PT
Here you go Chris. I expect photo credits though.

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Mar 23, 2016 - 09:32am PT
Mix in Supertopo employees photos with users...maybe a 10% ratio.

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 23, 2016 - 09:35am PT
Go kardashian - post nude selfies!...

or not....

definitely not
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