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Introduction to Big Wall Climbing and Aid Climbing - Click for details
 Introduction to Big Wall Climbing and Aid Climbing
What is big wall climbing? A big wall typically takes more than two days to climb, is at least 800 feet tall and presents a steep face. Big walls require traditional climbin...

by Chris McNamara
6,534 Jun 06, 2009 1
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
5,396 Mar 05, 2012 1
SuperTopo Newsletter - November 1, 2010
by Chris McNamara
2,259 Nov 01, 2010 1
El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California Climbing Info - Click for details
 El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California Climbing Info
El Capitan is one the most famous big walls in the World and considered by most climbers to be the best. It is the historical center of big wall climbing and continues t...

by Chris McNamara
2,241 Apr 07, 2011 1
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by Chris McNamara
5,657 Jul 07, 2010 2
How To Big Wall Climbing - Gear 2: Clean Aid Protection - Click for details
 How To Big Wall Climbing - Gear 2: Clean Aid Protection
This is part of my How To Big Wall Climb project. View the table of contents here. A Note About Links The links go to our Price Finder where you can see if we have a r...

by Chris McNamara
13,091 Jul 07, 2010 2
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
2,557 Jan 05, 2014 2
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
25,910 May 15, 2012 3
How to Big Wall Climb - Wall Strategy: Crowds, Passing, Teams of Three and More - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climb - Wall Strategy: Crowds, Passing, Teams of Three and More
[youtube=e7hUDlFv-EE] 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
6,643 Jul 07, 2010 3
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
3,926 Feb 23, 2014 5
How to Big Wall Climb - Leading 4: Traversing Terrain - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climb - Leading 4: Traversing Terrain
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
8,799 Feb 27, 2011 5
How to Big Wall Climb - Hauling, Managing the Belay, The Changeover - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climb - Hauling, Managing the Belay, The Changeover
[youtube=8qGE9c8KY1E] [youtube=Rzqr1zm1QHc] 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
16,006 Feb 13, 2012 5
How To Big Wall Climb - Following 4: Traversing Terrain - Click for details
 How To Big Wall Climb - Following 4: Traversing Terrain
[youtube=rPsiSu2lwpY] [youtube=s-kcHabPFls] 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
8,264 Apr 11, 2011 5
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
7,832 Apr 29, 2012 6
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
11,812 Jul 09, 2013 7
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
4,103 May 15, 2012 9
How to Big Wall Climb - Leading 2: Vertical and Overhanging Terrain - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climb - Leading 2: Vertical and Overhanging Terrain
[youtube=IE-DmgME8xs] [youtube=t1TXdYFRFR0] 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
11,002 Aug 13, 2009 10
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] 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
8,395 Jul 09, 2012 10
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
10,792 Sep 28, 2013 11
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