Big Wall Climbing: Elite Technique

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The Mountaineers Books, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 207 pages
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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; and more
 

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Contents

Grades and Rating
54
Basic AidClimbing Skills and Techniques
58
Planning
78
Style and Ethics
85
Leading
98
Belaying
104
Following
110
Hauling
120
Solo Climbing
167
SelfRescue
176
Rescuing the Leader
178
Rescuing the Second
180
First Aid
182
Glossary
183
Climbing Resources
188
Walls of the World
189

Retreating and Descending
138
Multiday Climbs
152
First Ascents
163
Suggested Reading
195
Index
196
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JARED OGDEN has climbed all over the world (Pakistan, Baffin Island, New Hampshire, Colorado, Yosemite, Utah, Patagonia?) including new routes on Trango Tower (Pakistan), Sail Peak (Baffin Island) Shipton Spire and Nameless Tower (Karakoram Range). Jared was one of the climbers featured in Fifty Favorite Climbs and he appears frequently on a number of websites, offering advice and instruction. Linking Half Dome and El Cap in 17 hours is one of the climbing accomplishments of which Jaredis most proud.

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