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Big Walling - Full Example Start to Finish

Big Wall Episode #14 - Full Example

Big Wall Bible

Big Wall Full Example

The lightest but most useful thing you can take up a big wall is knowledge. Welcome to a resource that will help you be successful in getting up big rocks. Big walling is a big topic so we broke it into bite-size "pitches" with a video to START each one. The aim is to have lots of videos, photos, and written content in each section, not just of our stuff but your stuff as well. See HowNOT2 contribute your beta below.


Our courses are A-Z content in blog format, glued together with an overarching blog we call a textbook. A blog format is easy to read, easy to update, and easy to translate. Be sure to begin at the TEXTBOOK and at the end of each episode we'll point you to the next.


As helpful as it is to talk about each part in detail, it is probably more helpful just to watch us do start to finish on a real rock. The climbers in us wish we got to do the entire course on real rock but that wasn't possible for us, however, we did make it a priority for the last video. We shot top down of Jeremiah leading and explaining what and WHY he was doing each movement. Then he filmed me cleaning the pitch.


Practice

You are probably tired of hearing this but you don't know what you don't know. You could be a crusher leader, but you've never hauled before. You may have done each component in isolation from other sports or working in rope access, but if you glue it all together for a 1 pitch start to finish yourself, you will be at least twice as efficient on your first wall than if you show up cold turkey. Possibly even 5x more efficient. It's shocking how many perfectly good climbers are all thumbs once they get on a wall. If you do climb a thin 5.13 crack, be mindful not to damage the route because every microscopic flake and nub is what those free climbing demi-gods hang onto. Just try to stay out of people's way if it is an extremely popular 5.10 route because it would be rude to hog it for 3 hours while you drag up a bag confusing everyone with what your plans are!


I'll write more soon!!!

Moving my lab is consuming my big wall bible writing time. See what I'm up too in this VIDEO. Sign up for our emails on our HOME PAGE and I'll let you know when I make progress on this.




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