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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
11,863 Jul 08, 2015 14
How to Big Wall Climb - Retreat, Bailing and Fear Management - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climb - Retreat, Bailing and Fear Management
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
14,231 Apr 06, 2015 25
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
5,112 Dec 12, 2014 24
Privacy Policy
by SuperTopo
14,295 Jul 23, 2014 1
Chuck Pratt
by DR
19,812 May 11, 2014 186
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
17,685 Mar 13, 2014 15
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
5,198 Jan 05, 2014 2
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
31,887 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
20,795 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
15,234 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
19,528 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
14,996 Apr 15, 2013 31
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
18,046 Dec 03, 2012 25
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
5,056 Sep 20, 2012 13
How to Big Wall Climb - Following 2: Vertical and Overhanging Terrain  - Click for details
 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
12,131 Jul 09, 2012 10
The Authors of SuperTopo
by Chris McNamara
2,218 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
5,343 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
35,010 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
10,453 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. This list has the philosophy behind my gear picks. Click here if you just want a big w...

by Chris McNamara
63,478 Apr 13, 2012 32
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