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Dangling sweaty-palmed from a 3000-foot cliff for days on end, Jared Ogden taught himself to climb his first big wall by trial and error. Why should you have to do the same? Ogden, who has climbed El Capitan's Nose in less than twenty-four hours, wants to jump-start your education. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a full-on wall addict, you'll learn the tools of the trade and how to use them; different leading and hauling scenarios and why some are better suited than others; multiple following set-ups for different terrain; how to choose your partners and routes; staying on route; how to live on a wall; the steps involved in doing first ascents; big wall style and ethics; and more. Ogden will have you racked and ready for prime big wall climbing destinations in North America including Yosemite, Zion, Rocky Mountain, and the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Parks; the Alaskan Range; and the Bugaboos of British Columbia. Jared Ogden has transformed his style from aiding up the alpine walls of the Trango Towers in Pakistan to free climbing the hardest routes in the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park. His instructional writing and photography have appeared in Climbing magazine, Rock & Ice, Outside, and other publications.
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Manufacturer Mountaineers
Other Features Skills and strategies unique to big walls-illustrated in full color
Includes modern speed and free climbing tactics that have revolutionized wall climbing
Key training exercises (practiced near the ground) and real life examples reinforce instruction
Paperback, 207pp.
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Pub. Date: 4/18/2005
Jared Ogden, author
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