Yosemite Bigwalls: The Complete Guide

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We've created the first comprehensive guidebook to bigwall climbing in Yosemite as well as a website(Yosemitebigwall.com) that preserves Yosemite climbing history. Though we reached our initial fundraising goal, you still have 1 day to pledge and receive the ebook now and one of the first printed books when they arrive. Please pledge today!

Fundraising Goals

After raising $20,000 we will be able to print the book. We would prefer to print in America using recycled American paper and vegetable-based ink. This will cost $40,000. Also, continuing to preorder the book after we reach our initial goal of $20,00 gets you the first book when they arrive, delivered right to your door with free shipping. Let's do it right for Austin's generation!

                                 Austin Sloan. Age 2. Future Bigwall Climber!

Please Note: We're offering free USA shipping for all of the rewards. Actual shipping charges apply for all other orders. Shipping out of USA will require an additional payment in April/May, when the books arrive and we know exact shipping costs.

Product/Service Details

Our book is premium-bound softcover and is 376 pages.

Contains:

  • Over 300 bigwall topos (route maps)
  • Inspirational photographs by top climbing photographers
  • Up-to-date equipment information for each route
  • Current approach and descent information for each cliff
  • The path of each route overlain on high resolution photographs of the cliff face

Our Topos

To maximize each topo's accuracy, we collected all the information we could from first ascentionists, analyzed lines from high resolution photos, and personally climbed many of the routes. We also made several changes to the traditional topo layout in order to provide key information about the character of each climb.

Traction & Accomplishments

We've poured years of sweat and tears into this book. We have endorsements from many of the top Yosemite climbers from today and generations past: Alex Honnold, Hans Florine, Jacek Czyz, Dave Turner, Tom Frost, Dave Alfrey, Mash, Dean Potter, Cheyne Lempe, Jo Whitford, Hayden Kennedy, Bryan 'Coiler' Kay, Sean Leary, Libby Sauter, Donny Reid, Mickey Sensenbach, Leo Houlding, Lucho Rivera, Chongo.

We are also very fortunate to offer artwork by Yosemite's top photographers and artists: Tom "Ansel" Evans, Jimmy Chin, Shawn Reeder, Kristal Leonard, Tom Frost, James Q Martin, Gabriel Mange, Mindy Wiper, and Mash Alexander.

        

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley, California is a bigwall climbing paradise and the location where people of all abilities have come to push their limits since the inception of the sport. Only in Yosemite is there such easy access to endless inspiring lines, an ideal climate for climbing, flawless hard rock, and an amazing community of like-minded climbers.

Bigwall routes are long routes that take the standard climber more than a day to ascend. Yosemite is the location of bigwall routes of all types including well traveled classics, unrepeated challenges, the best bigwall free climbs in the world and much more.

Photo: Astralwaves over Yosemite Valley. Kristal Leonard Photography

...and There's More!

We didn't just create the first comprehensive Yosemite bigwall guidebook. We also created a website where you can research the information contained in the book: www.yosemitebigwall.com.

Team

Erik Sloan - Owner

I've made over 130 bigwall ascents in Yosemite 


Erik Sloan is an Alaskan native who lived and worked in Yosemite from 2002-2012, and has been bigwall climbing there since 1994. Erik has climbed El Cap over 85 times. He is the co-author of Supertopo’s Yosemite BigWalls 2nd edition, and the author of a community website for Wawona climbing: wawona.yosemitebigwall.com.


Roger Putnam - Co-Author

Geologist and bigwall climber 


Roger Putnam started bigwall climbing in Yosemite in 2006 while working for the Resource Management and Science Division of the National Park Service. In 2013, Roger earned a masters degree in geology from Chapel Hill, NC, where he created the first geologic map of El Capitan and was featured in National Geographic. When he is not geologizing, you can usually find Roger on the walls of Yosemite.


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