Chris McNamara

Oct 18

Missing one of the great ones, Sean Leary, today and every day.
http://goo.gl/RTFNAJ

Missing one of the great ones, Sean Leary, today and every day.
http://goo.gl/RTFNAJ

Oct 17

veil23 said: Hey, thanks for responding. I saw where you reviewed bd and metolius ledges and were concerned with the weight. I havent purchased one yet but will look for old A5. We are heading out to the elephants perch in the sawtooths to practice systems for the Salathe...with a side trip to the city of rocks. Thanks for the advice.

Runout customs out of Moab Utah now makes a light ledge. Check them out

dustinwebinger said: Hey I moved from MN and now live in South Lake just curious if you are working on a new climbing book for the area or a new Tahoe Bouldering book I found a really fun problem at pie shop and I don't think its been done, it's not in the recent book its a v2 im guessing under a rock/ cave thing.. Thanks for your time

No new books immediately in works

scottkas said: Chris. Love the website and Supertopo. Was wondering if we were going to see "the best books of 2012" list. And do you prefer paperbacks or ebooks? Thanks. Scott.

Hmmm, I’m slacking. Ill get on that

chadat23 said: Through a stroke of luck I've be living just a few minutes outside of Yosemite Valley for the summer with nothing but time on my hands. Before getting here I bought and started working through How To Big Wall Climb. I've previously spent very little time here so I don't really know my way around or yet have consistent climbing partners. Any words of advice on where I can go to practically set up a top rope for TR soloing to work on the various skills in the book? Thanks.

Any climb away from crowds is good at first. Then look for something steep away from crowds. Steep stuff won’t let you cheat.

Oct 14

Planet Granite - Climbing Yoga Fitness is matching all American Safe Climbing Association donations (up to $20K) before 12/1. If you’re thinking of making a donation, do it NOW by clicking here http://goo.gl/Qz1hGk I’ll start an online gear auction soon and donate 100% of the bookings at my Rent South Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Homes until December 1. Links to the houses/calendars below. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/654832http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1079231Only 20 minutes from Lover’s Leap and many other climbing areas + perfect Tahoe climbing weather these days. I took this photo an hour ago from the 5 bed house. What is the ASCA? More info here http://safeclimbing.org/

Planet Granite - Climbing Yoga Fitness is matching all American Safe Climbing Association donations (up to $20K) before 12/1. If you’re thinking of making a donation, do it NOW by clicking here http://goo.gl/Qz1hGk I’ll start an online gear auction soon and donate 100% of the bookings at my Rent South Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Homes until December 1. Links to the houses/calendars below. 
http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/654832
http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1079231
Only 20 minutes from Lover’s Leap and many other climbing areas + perfect Tahoe climbing weather these days. I took this photo an hour ago from the 5 bed house. What is the ASCA? More info here http://safeclimbing.org/

Oct 05

Ocean Beach offshore days (at Ocean Beach, San Francisco)

Ocean Beach offshore days (at Ocean Beach, San Francisco)

Sep 28

What’s a beach party w/o lobster, crab, shrimp, etc Thanks to Chef Todd of Bistro Liaison  (at Doran Beach)

What’s a beach party w/o lobster, crab, shrimp, etc Thanks to Chef Todd of Bistro Liaison (at Doran Beach)

Sep 13

In Nevada, we ride horses

In Nevada, we ride horses

Aug 05

Sunrise on the west side of the Palisades, 11k in the High Sierra.

Sunrise on the west side of the Palisades, 11k in the High Sierra.

Jun 28

Start of big day of mountain climbing for Alex, Cedar and Sean. More modest day for me

Start of big day of mountain climbing for Alex, Cedar and Sean. More modest day for me

Jun 27

Summit of Temple Crag with Alex Honnold, cedar Wright and Sean Leary. They r still sending peaks. I’m getting beer and fish tacos

Summit of Temple Crag with Alex Honnold, cedar Wright and Sean Leary. They r still sending peaks. I’m getting beer and fish tacos

Jun 15

Summit of El Cap. Never gunna suck.

Summit of El Cap. Never gunna suck.

Jun 05

renelein said: 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

May 31

Taken from best crack climbing crag around Lake Tahoe. More climbs soon

Taken from best crack climbing crag around Lake Tahoe. More climbs soon