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Rock Climbing Photo: The simple life: a portaledge camp on El Cap.  by ...
Leading Your First Big Wall
Leading on a big wall is similar to leading on a long day climb, except your rack will be bigger, and you’ll usually be doing a lot more aid climbing. Expect to feel heavy and encumbered—and to use aid on many moves you would usually climb free. Practice basic aid by cl...
Mark Synnott at Climbing Magazine
Rock Climbing Photo: How to fall safely by Chris Philpot
How to Fall
Falling is essential for advancing as a rock climber. The saying goes, “If you aren’t falling, you aren’t trying hard enough.” To progress, you need to try moves that are at the edge of your ability—or beyond—and when you try that hard, you will fall. Toprope falls ...
Dougald MacDonald at Climbing Magazine

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