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Big Wall Rock Climbing, El Capitan

Big Wall Rock Climbing, El Capitan, Yosemite
Pass the Pitons Pete solo climbs Native Son.

Part 1
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WINGS OF WARREN A4 Whitney Portal

Aid Climbing
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Following and jumaring basics for aid climbers - How To Big Wall Climb

A companion to the book How To Big Wall Climb which details how to go from the very basics to the summit of El Capitan.
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Grigri Failure - Aid Rope Solo Climbing

A Facebook friend had an accident with sprained ankle from aid climbing, rope solo, with a grigri setup. We went into details and I noticed that something was to be learned. THIS FAILURE MODE HAS TO BE KNOWN FROM ALL GRIGRI AID SOLOISTS!

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Aid Climbing Labyrinth Wall in the Wet on Cannon Cliff Part 1

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Aid Climbing Labyrinth in wet conditions. Everyone else left cannon because of the rain. We decided to climb it anyways. It was quite the fun time we had. Camped out on the wall in the portaledge. Quick portaledge video found here Loved every moment of it.

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Lost Arrow climbing - Yosemite (Jun 2013)

Lost Arrow tip, A2 (hammerless)

This was my first A2 climb. I wasn´t too efficient in this climb, but running out of binners and slings didn´t help. Being organized with the gear while climbing is important.
Aid climbing is slow, the harder the route, the slower it´s climbed.


DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE
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First you make a 900m gain approach hike from Camp 4 to the fall. Then you have to rap 2 pitches to The Notch with two single ropes tied by the ends and fixed to the top.
Then you have a short A1 pitch and a longer A2 pitch. Don´t forget camming hooks!
You´ll have to drag the fixed ropes while you climb to set up the tirolean once you get to the top.

Big Wall Rock Climbing, El Capitan

Big Wall Rock Climbing, El Capitan, Yosemite
Pass the Pitons Pete solo climbs Native Son.

Part 2

Following / jumaring steep rock when aid climbing - How To Big Wall Climb

A companion to the book How To Big Wall Climb which details how to go from the very basics to the summit of El Capitan.

Acrophobia, Devil's Tower (A2)

We climbed the first pitch of Acrophobia on Devil's Tower. An old aid line first put up by Steve Gardiner and Mark Brackin in 1980.

Aid Climbing - Aiders Review

Ladders, Aiders, Etriers, whatever you call them: they are an essential part of big wall climbs and aid climbing in general. Find the most detailed information on (what I think are) the best options *before you buy* !!

Let me know what you think and what you use in the comments! Thanks!!!

Thanks to Runout Customs and Aideer climbing for sending me great aiders to review!!! Find them at:

and
Also Yates is here:
and Metolius:
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Move from aid to free climbing on a big wall - How To Big Wall Climb

This video is about move from aid to free

Holtanna - big wall aid climbing and base jumping in Antarctica

More pictures and full story here:
In November 2009, four adventurers (Sam Beaugey, Manu Pellissier, Seb Collomb-Gros and Géraldine Fasnacht) decided to try something never done before: an expedition through Antarctica, this wild frozen land, in order to do all kind of mountain sports: skiing, aid climbing, snow kiting, paragliding and base jumping...


Music cue sheet :
00:10 - Black Era Shielded
02:50 - Roger Subirana Point of no return
05:45 - Tryad Beauty
13:03 - Alexander Blu Emptiness

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01:24 - Dziahn Wai Dubber
07:02 - eKoman Project echo
09:30 - eKoman The Time
12:28 - eKoman Shake that body
13:30 - eKoman Kite glide

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Enjoy !

Leaning Tower Aid Fall!!!

This is on the traverse pitch of the Leaning Tower...The fall is at the very end of the video if you want to just see that part. This is my first successful big wall! I will put up a trip report video when I get a chance to edit all the gopro video I took...Enjoy!!!

Yosemite, Iron Hawk Part 4

Big wall climb Iron Hawk on El Capitan. Day 2, shows the knife blade traverse from both sides. This is footage for big wall video that was never produced.
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LeConte Boulder Bolt Ladder (C1)

My 3rd time in 2 visits of leading the steep LeConte Boulder Bolt Ladder. This is quite an abdominal & bicep workout!
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How to Big Wall Climb - Basic Aid Climbing Technique

In this SuperTopo how to big wall climb article, Chris McNamara shows the basic technique for moving efficiently move up the piece while aid climbing. For more info on aid climbing and big wall gear, check out

The Aid Climbing Rant

Chris Kalous gives us the low down on hard aid climbing. In case you don't get it, it's supposed to be a joke! As in funny! So laugh, and stop taking it so seriously. Freakin aid climbers. Sheesh.

Aid Climbing leading on steep terrain - How To Big Wall Climb

A companion to the book How To Big Wall Climb which details how to go from the very basics to the summit of El Capitan.

Minimalist Aid Climbing

A set of aid ladders, 2 fifi hooks and a handful of draws.

No Climbing Shoes.

An aid route was bolted years ago at our local crag for the purposes of running a clinic through a regional gym. After a few clinics, the route was more or less abandoned on the wall. While we may not have intended to do any aiding that day, the minimal gear we had demanded an attempt. Time to put those practice wall sessions to the test, rotten bolts or not.

@gunkclimber is certainly better at it then I am.

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Basic Aid Climbing Leading Technique - How To Big Wall Climb

A companion to the book How To Big Wall Climb which details how to go from the very basics to the summit of El Capitan.

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