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MP.com Posts about Bigwall Prep
MP.com Posts about Bigwall Prep

I avoided work for a bit answering a question on Mountain Project’s Bigwall Forum about prewall prep. Felt like a good response came from it so I’ll post it here.

Two New Bigwall FAs!
Two New Bigwall FAs!

No time to write up something bigger just yet. Blue Collar V A3 – Hourglass Wall, Yosemite (With Mucci and Bosque) Bigwalls forum post for Blue Collar    Blood & Coin V 5.7 A3 (solo) – Lost Brother, Yosmite Bigwalls forum post for Blood & Coin    

TR: Solo on Tribal Rite via New Dawn: 12 days on the wall.
TR: Solo on Tribal Rite via New Dawn: 12 days on the wall.

Here’s my TR of my Tribal Rite via New Dawn Solo. Sorry for the crosspost, it’s a bit of a hassle to reformat the text and images. Two parts because it’s too many characters for one forum post.

TR – First Ascent “Horns of Jericho” (Direct)
TR - First Ascent "Horns of Jericho" (Direct)

Horns of Jericho (Direct Start Variation) – First Ascent Trip Report

TR – Second Ascent of Jericho Wall A2+, Glacier Point, Yosemite
TR - Second Ascent of Jericho Wall A2+, Glacier Point, Yosemite

Jericho Wall – Second Ascent Trip Report

2013 Wall Year in Review
2013 Wall Year in Review

click me! http://www.bigwalls.com/forum2/index.php?topic=1456.0

New Bigwall guidebook from Nanook!
New Bigwall guidebook from Nanook!

https://www.fundable.com/yosemite-bigwalls-the-complete-guide Just got my “First Mate” level of support today.  Here’s the post I made sharing this project on Facebook. I got a little sentimental while typing so forgive if you can.

Bigwall Questions
Bigwall Questions

A few bits and bobs that are worth reading: Bounce Testing, Moving Up Efficiently, Extending Your Reach, Untrapping Your Foot From the Wall, Using Two Ladders.

Hiking the ND Descent vs. Rapping Royal Arches when topping out Washington Column
Hiking the ND Descent vs. Rapping Royal Arches when topping out Washington Column

Which is better? Go down the North Dome Gulley of death? Wander over to Royal Arches and rap forever and ever and ever? Here’s my attempt at an answer

Bigwall Chest Harnesses
Bigwall Chest Harnesses

FWIW I have owned the Yates bigwall harness, the misty mountain full strength chest harness, the Metolius zero strength “bigwall” chest gear sling with separated loops, and the black diamond no strength zodiac chest gear sling. (numbered by what order I like them)

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