• TrinaSeligman@C4Now.org

Big Wall Climbing

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Big Wall Climbing

Climbing a Big Wall. There are different styles of climbing: bouldering, top-roping, Sport, free-climbing (“Trad” or traditional), free-soloing, Speed and Aid climbing. No wonder everyone was confused when they were watching Caldwell and Jorgeson Free Climb the Dawn wall. The Leaning Tower, although not the highest climb, is highly technical due to it’s continuous overhang. It will be a combination of Trad and Aid climbing. So, I need to train and be strong at both. In Aid climbing, the “Second” or second person up the route, cleans the gear. As a result, there is time when you hang out in space and climb a free-hanging rope. This is not my picture, but a picture of The Leaning Tower, with a Second, jumaring the rope to clean the route. Lets find a CURE already ! Then I can just hang out at Starbucks !

Climbing a Big Wall.  There are different styles of climbing: bouldering, top-roping, Sport, free-climbing ("Trad" or traditional), free-soloing, Speed and Aid climbing.  No wonder everyone was confused when they were watching Caldwell and Jorgeson Free Climb the Dawn wall.  The Leaning Tower, although not the highest climb, is highly technical due to it's continuous overhang.  It will be a combination of Trad and Aid climbing.  So, I need to train and be strong at both.  In Aid climbing, the "Second" or second person up the route, cleans the gear.  As a result, there is time when you hang out in space and climb a free-hanging rope.  This is not my picture, but a picture of The Leaning Tower, with a Second, jumaring the rope to clean the route.  Lets find a CURE already !  Then I can just hang out at Starbucks !

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