For many climbers the prospect of one day topping out a big wall climb can seem like an unattainable goal. The logistical and technical skills involved are undeniably daunting and this alone can be enough to put off the uninitiated. With this in mind, we caught a big wall climbing class at the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy where Marc-Andre Leclerc, Brette Harrington and Paul McSorley walked us through some big wall basics. Join us in this video as we discover what cams are best for aiding, the hardest part of assembling a portaledge and how to keep yourself 'entertained' on those long lonely nights on the wall. We'll be bringing you highlights of the Arc'teryx Academy all this week, so don't forget to tune in as we take classes in ice climbing, rock climbing technique and grab interviews with some of the biggest names in the sport.
Tips And Tricks For Big Wall Climbing | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 518
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