A detailed 6-month plan to get to the top of El Cap
Photo sequences for key sections
40+ color action photos from Yosemite and Zion
Gear info and buying advice
Bonus speed climbing and clean climbing chapters
How to Big Wall Climb is the first step-by-step aid climbing guide
that takes you from your first step in an aider to
the summit of El Capitan.
Like anything worthwhile, big wall climbing
requires hard work. That said, it's not that
difficult to get to the top of Yosemite's El
Capitan, the top prize of the world's rock
climbers. To scale El Cap you only have to free
climb 5.9 and know very basic aid climbing
skills. The daunting challenge is to put those
skills together efficiently, a trick most climbers
never master. That is where this book comes in.
It's the first How To big wall book specifically
organized and clearly designed to address the
process of building big wall skills, step by step.
Author Chris McNamara has climbed El Cap
more than 70 times and has set several speed
records there. He has climbed more than 100
big walls, is a noted wingsuit BASE jumper and
is the founder/CEO of SuperTopo, publisher of
highly-regarded climbing guides for areas ranging from Alaska to Red Rocks with special attention
If you are a reasonably good climber psyched to do El Cap or a similar bad ass big wall, you probably
can do it. Each week read a new chapter in this book and follow instructions..
6 Key Points... The Objective - Climb The Nose of El Capitan (or similar bad ass big wall). Who can climb El Cap - Anyone who can free climb 5.8 and master basic
aid skills. And who is psyched! Time commitment - Two to six months, depending on how badly you want to climb a big wall. The prize - Climbing El Cap and enjoying the process. How to start - Read this book, borrow or buy the necessary big wall gear. Guidelines - Your instructions are simple: Every week, open the book to the next chapter and get 'er done!
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