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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 installed home solar panels - Yes! I have dreamed of owning solar panels s...

by Chris McNamara
26,266 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
3,256 Jan 05, 2014 2
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 How to Big Wall Climb - Leading 3: Placing Gear
[youtube=3Zk-88qM-2U] [youtube=UFXfeq2CUeY] [youtube=DmyVFpKIkQU] This is part of the How to Big Wall Climb SuperTopo book. Videos like the ones above illustrat...

by Chris McNamara
11,965 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
23,132 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
24,899 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
16,538 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
11,347 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
13,726 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
11,996 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
38,298 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
14,776 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
85,214 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
4,019 Sep 20, 2012 13
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 How to Big Wall Climb - Following 2: Vertical and Overhanging Terrain
[youtube=bwv9QsE8EC0] [youtube=DHup6TFx_Q0] 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
9,255 Jul 09, 2012 10
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by Chris McNamara
1,658 Jun 12, 2012 14
Yosemite Big Wall First Ascent Topos - Click for details
 Yosemite Big Wall First Ascent Topos
Please post your own links to Yosemite Big Wall first ascent topos in the comments section Some related links: Here is the original forum thread Download of Yos...

by Chris McNamara
4,372 May 15, 2012 9
How to Big Wall Climb - The Bivy, Food, and Water - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climb - The Bivy, Food, and Water
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
28,527 May 15, 2012 3
How to Big Wall Climbing - Following 3: Cleaning Gear - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climbing - Following 3: Cleaning Gear
[youtube=R-GUS0D5wwM] 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
8,538 Apr 29, 2012 6
How To Big Wall Climb: Gear 1 - Essential Aid Climbing Gear - Click for details
 How To Big Wall Climb: Gear 1 - Essential Aid Climbing Gear
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 th...

by Chris McNamara
49,165 Apr 13, 2012 32
Best of the Best - Winter Outdoor Retailer 2012 - Click for details
 Best of the Best - Winter Outdoor Retailer 2012
We looked through 12 of "The Best of Outdoor Retailer 2012" reports to find out what was the hottest gear of the biggest winter Outdoor Gear event in the United States: the Ou...

by Chris McNamara
5,731 Mar 05, 2012 1
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