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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
22,884 Jul 10, 2013 30
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
21,715 Apr 15, 2013 31
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] [youtube=DmyVFpKIkQU] This is part of the How to Big Wall Climb SuperTopo book. Videos like the ones above illustrat...

by Chris McNamara
21,423 Jul 08, 2015 12
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 Click here to see what is currently on my El Capitan rack. Retreat, Baili...

by Chris McNamara
20,839 Apr 06, 2015 25
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
19,873 Apr 11, 2011 5
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
18,563 Jul 08, 2015 14
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
17,071 Jul 09, 2012 10
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. Click here to see what is currently on my El Capitan rack Leading Traversing Terrain Overview Leading tr...

by Chris McNamara
15,379 Feb 27, 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
14,622 Apr 29, 2012 6
The Photographers of SuperTopo - Click for details
 The Photographers of SuperTopo
Karl Baba - ST gallery Chris Brown Ed Cooper - (Gallery coming soon) Glen Denny John Dickey - ST gallery Dave Diegelman John Dittli Jerry Dodrill -...

by Chris McNamara
14,502 Feb 21, 2017 72
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
12,566 Jul 07, 2010 3
How to Big Wall Climb: Introduction - Click for details
 How to Big Wall Climb: Introduction
[youtube=QyxiQgUyQvQ] This is part of the How to Big Wall Climb SuperTopo book. The videos like the ones above illustrate key points of the book and are meant to be watch...

by Chris McNamara
10,692 Oct 21, 2009 22
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
10,606 Jun 06, 2009 1
Bold School, Old School - Click for details
 Bold School, Old School
http://www.supertopo.com/images/bold_school_title.jpg Not so long ago, Yosemite climbers relied on belay systems that might hold a fall, carpentry nails for protection and s...

by Randy Spurrier
10,136 Dec 08, 2016 7
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by Chris McNamara
9,168 Jul 07, 2010 2
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
8,605 Mar 05, 2012 1
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
8,293 Dec 12, 2014 24
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
7,983 Jan 05, 2014 2
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
7,835 Sep 20, 2012 13
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
7,826 May 15, 2012 9
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