Hi Chris, i´m going to yosemite next year. now im figuring out hot aidclimbing works (it´s not that populare at where I am from..). I allready read "how to bigwall climb" and saw this video from you abou leading steep terrain, but I´m stil not shure whats the sens of daisy chains.. what are they for? the only advantage I see is, that i can´t drop the aiders.. thx in advance , best regrads from austria, rené
They are mainly for bounce testing and for steep terrain. Not really necessary for C1 and C2
It will be held on Thursday November 29th from 6pm to 8pm at the Sports Basement, Bryant St. location.
Anyone can save 10% off anything they buy at the store during the event as long as they mention they are there for the ASCA fundraiser.
10% of all those proceeds goes to ASCA
There will be free food, wine and beer for all the ASCA guests (I told them to expect 60 people, but if you guys think we can get more I told them I would give them a final count by the end of this week)
I will be doing a show on climbing and BASE and some ASCA history. Reply below what you want me to cover. I can pull out never before seen BASE first descents if necessary…
Last Day to Bid on a Day of Climbing with me for ASCA
Today is the last day to bid on a day of climbing with me. All proceeds go to the American Safe Climbing Assn and are matched by Planet Granite http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-day-of-climbing-with-Chris-McNamara-/110960892114
Hey Chris, My brothers and i are planning to do the Salathe next summer. If we go at a busy time i am concerned the good bivy spots will be taken so i proposed bringing a porta ledge. My brother thinks this is a bad idea for several reasons...What do you think?
if you are going in one night, I would not bring a portaledge. if you are doing the route in two nights, a really light portaledge is great. problem is you can’t buy light portaledges right now. you have to find an old A5. what ledge do you have?
Over a year in the making… the wind jacket review is done! The winner was the Arcteryx Squamish Hoody. The Top Pick Awards went to the Patagonia Houdini and Marmot DriClime Windshirt. See the entire Wind Breaker Jacket Review
We just launched the best backpacking backpack review
The Backpacking Backpack review is live. We tested the best packs head-to-head on backpacking trips as short as a few days and as long as 22 days. Ian Nicholson led the tests and spent all year charging around the North Cascades, Aconcagua, Patagonia and Alaska. Actually, he has spent the last decade doing that. It’s safe to say Ian spends as much time carrying heavy packs as anyone between his full-time guiding job and expeditions. He breaks down what is important and what is fluff in the how to buy a backpacking backpack article. Please check it out and tell a friend!
Max Neale just released an awesome handheld GPS device review over at OutdoorGearLab. If you are looking for a handheld gps device for hiking, backpacking or climbing, definitely check it out. Max also wrote a GPS buying advice article which starts by asking if you really even need a gps device. I find I almost never use a GPS device in the backcounty and prefer to stick to old fashioned maps. But, then again, I have not tried the new touchscreen models which look much more intuitive and helpful.