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? The man who went on to free El Capitan and the Nose in less than twenty-four hours wants to jump-start your education. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a full-on wall ...
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? The man who went on to free El Capitan and the 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.
Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; The Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series. First Printing 2002. This is the third printing, 2005. Trade Paperback in GOOD Condition. Cover is clean and unmarked, light wear to corners, flares up a little so doesn't lay down completely flat. Tight glued binding. Internals are very clean, completely free of any markings, no creases, no toning. Includes complete fitness programs designed for all levels of climbers; 58 exercises to build strength, endurance, flexibility, and aerobic fitness; and it separates the truth from the scams about dietary supplements. 237 pages. 7 x 8.75 inches. Publisher: Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA 2005.
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