Yosemite Big Walls (Supertopo)

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Yosemite Big Walls is the most current, detailed, and accurate guide to Yosemite's most classic walls such as El Cap and Half Dome. This 208 page full-color printed guidebook includes unprecedented route detail such as climbing strategy, retreat information, descent topos, pitch lengths, and gear recommendations for each pitch. In addition, Yosemite Big Walls include historical information garnered from interviews with first ascentionists that bring these spectacular big wall climbs to life. Yosemite Big Walls covers the 54 best big wall routes on El Capitan, Half Dome, and Washington Column all of which were personally climbed and documented by authors Chris McNamara and Erik Sloan.

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Climbing Magazine once computed that three percent of Chris McNamara’s life on earth has been spent on the face of El Capitan—an accomplishment that has left friends and family pondering Chris’ sanity. He’s climbed El Capitan over 50 times and holds five big wall speed climbing records. In 1998 Chris did the first Girdle Traverse of El Capitan, an epic 75-pitch route that begs the question, "Why?" Outside Magazine has called Chris one of "the world’s finest aid climbers." He’s the winner of the 1999 Bates Award from the American Alpine Club and founder of the American Safe Climbing Association, a nonprofit group that has replaced over 5,000 dangerous anchor bolts. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and serves on the board of the ASCA, Yosemite National Institutes, and Rowell Legacy Committee.

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