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How to Big Wall Climb - Building Big Wall Anchors - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climb - Building Big Wall Anchors
This is part of my How To Big Wall Climb project. View the table of contents here A Note About Links If you are thinking about buying some of the gear mentioned in thi...

by Chris McNamara
17,861 Aug 05, 2014 18
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by DR
14,966 May 11, 2014 186
5 Ways to Support SuperTopo - Click for details
 5 Ways to Support SuperTopo
[youtube=iZk7RzxaqjA] Thanks for your help in keeping the virtual campfire here at SuperTopo aflame. Here are 5 ways you can help us fund the site: 1) Share you...

by Chris McNamara
2,890 Mar 13, 2014 23
How to Big Wall Climb: Following 1: Low Angle Terrain - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climb: Following 1: Low Angle Terrain
[youtube=_vkiG2K9cFg] This is part of the How to Big Wall Climb SuperTopo book. Videos like the ones above illustrate key points of the book and are meant to be watched w...

by Chris McNamara
10,711 Mar 13, 2014 15
10 Tips To Make Big Wall Climbing More Fun - Click for details
 10 Tips To Make Big Wall Climbing More Fun
This year marks the 20th year that I've been climbing big walls. In my more advanced age, there are 10 tips to making the climbing experience more comfortable and fun. All thi...

by Chris McNamara
6,121 Mar 07, 2014 12
How to Set Up a Self Belay for a Solo Toprope - Click for details
 How to Set Up a Self Belay for a Solo Toprope
Solo Top Rope Self Belay Advice Some progress capture pulleys and ascenders can be rigged to travel along a fixed line providing a self-belay for a solo top rope climbing ex...

by Chris McNamara and Rob Beno
46,703 Mar 06, 2014 41
Bold School, Old School - Click for details
 Bold School, Old School
Not so long ago, Yosemite climbers relied on belay systems that might hold a fall, carpentry nails for protection and shoulder stands—not bolts—to bypass blank sections. Th...

by Randy Spurrier
3,708 Feb 23, 2014 5
SuperTopo Goes Solar - How and why we choose solar photovoltaic panels for our house - Click for details
 SuperTopo Goes Solar - How and why we choose solar photovoltaic panels for our house
SuperTopo's West Coast Headquarters (AKA Lita and Chris McNamara's House) just went solar - Yes! I have dreamed of owning solar panels since I was 10 ...

by Chris McNamara
22,387 Jan 21, 2014 136
Clean Climbing and Fixed Gear - Tips for Keeping El Capitan Garbage Free - Click for details
 Clean Climbing and Fixed Gear - Tips for Keeping El Capitan Garbage Free
This is an article that I wrote over a decade ago. A distilled and updated version of below will be apart of How To Big Wall Climb 2nd Edition Maintaining the Bi...

by Chris McNamara
2,305 Jan 05, 2014 2
How to Big Wall Climb - Leading 3: Placing Gear  - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climb - Leading 3: Placing Gear
[youtube=3Zk-88qM-2U] [youtube=UFXfeq2CUeY] This is part of the How to Big Wall Climb SuperTopo book. Videos like the ones above illustrate key points of the book an...

by Chris McNamara
10,358 Sep 28, 2013 11
How To Big Wall Climb - Gear 3: Haulbags, Hauling and Bivy Gear - Click for details
 How To Big Wall Climb - Gear 3: Haulbags, Hauling and Bivy Gear
How To Big Wall Climb: Hauling and Bivy Gear This is part of my How To Big Wall Climb project. View the table of contents here. You can read about basic aid gear here...

by Chris McNamara
19,835 Sep 24, 2013 26
How To Big Wall Climb: Leading 1 - Low Angle Terrain  - Click for details
 How To Big Wall Climb: Leading 1 - Low Angle Terrain
[youtube=IVJSx6dqjno] This is part of the How to Big Wall Climb SuperTopo book. Videos like the ones above illustrate key points of the book and are meant to be watched w...

by Chris McNamara
20,374 Sep 04, 2013 30
Clean Aid and Hammerless Climbing - Top 11 Tricks - Click for details
 Clean Aid and Hammerless Climbing - Top 11 Tricks
A big goal of SuperTopo is to inspire more clean ascents. There are eleven tricks that Chris McNamara has found to do that. Please add in your own clean aid tips below the art...

by Chris McNamara
14,480 Jul 15, 2013 16
iPhone Case With Lanyard: Ditch the Point and Shoot when Hiking, Climbing, and Backpacking - Click for details
 iPhone Case With Lanyard: Ditch the Point and Shoot when Hiking, Climbing, and Backpacking
My days of hiking and climbing with a small digital camera are over. Now that the camera on the iPhone 5 and most other smartphones is pretty good, it's all I need. The p...

by Chris McNamara
8,736 Jul 10, 2013 30
The Best High Sierra Climbing Rack and Gear List - Click for details
 The Best High Sierra Climbing Rack and Gear List
Below is our choice for Ultimate High Sierra Climbing Rack. We list top choice first followed sometimes by the Best Buy (BB) choice> For example, the La Sportiva T...

by Chris McNamara
11,210 Jul 09, 2013 7
Road to The Nose: Checklist of Learning to Aid - Click for details
 Road to The Nose: Checklist of Learning to Aid
Here is a checklist for a path someone can take to climbing The Nose. While it is geared toward The Nose, it is a good guide for any Grade V or Grade VI clean aid wall. This i...

by Chris McNamara
10,393 Apr 15, 2013 31
The Best Yosemite Big Wall Climbing Rack and Gear List - Click for details
 The Best Yosemite Big Wall Climbing Rack and Gear List
Below is Chris McNamara's choice for Ultimate Yosemite Big Wall Rack. We list top choice first followed sometimes by the Best Buy (BB) choice> For example, the La ...

by Chris McNamara
27,456 Mar 15, 2013 34
How To Big Wall Climb: Reading and Movie List - Click for details
 How To Big Wall Climb: Reading and Movie List
This is part of my How To Big Wall Climb project. View the table of contents here A Note About Links If you are thinking about buying some of the gear mentioned in thi...

by Chris McNamara
13,235 Dec 03, 2012 25
How To Big Wall Climb: Table of Contents - Click for details
 How To Big Wall Climb: Table of Contents
This is the table of contents for the How to Big Wall Climb SuperTopo book. This is a preview of the book as well as a directory of the free technique videos. These vide...

by Chris McNamara
77,336 Sep 22, 2012 80
SuperTopo Guide To Online Auctions For Causes and Non-Profits - Click for details
 SuperTopo Guide To Online Auctions For Causes and Non-Profits
I have been doing eBay auctions for non-profits for 6 years now: April 2008 - December 2009 - April 2011 - April 2011 To date we have raised $100,000+, thanks in large p...

by Chris McNamara
2,960 Sep 20, 2012 13
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