Articles - Destinations & travel - Big Wall climbing
Posted: 31 Jan 2012
Climbing a big wall, such as El Capitan, is many climbers dream but the skills needed are very different from your usual cragging. In the first of this two-part series climbing instructor Mark Reeves explains the basics you'll need to get to grip with - aid climbing, belays, hauling and jumaring.
Posted: 11 Oct 2011
Our readers go to some pretty amazing places and take some pretty fantastic pictures. Every month we pick out some of the best photos uploaded to the Climber gallery pages and show them off in this round-up. Enjoy!
Posted: 01 Aug 2011
One of the world's finest all round climbers and big wall adventurer Nico Favresse talks about his recent success in Patagonia, ethics, his love of music and future plans.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011
In our climbing castaway interview series 'hard grit' revivalist and big wall adventurer Sam Whittaker talks about his favourite routes
Posted: 27 Oct 2010
British climber George Ullrich recently returned from a climbing and sailing expedition on the west coast of Greenland that included several first ascents on rock routes up to 1,000m and climbing an iceberg.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009
From Denver to Yosemite Mark Reeves covers 2,500 miles of driving and tackles 80 pitches of classic American climbs in 15 days (All photos credited to Mark Reeves)
Maybe she could have picked something easier, definitely something more accessible – in the Dolomites or on El Cap perhaps. But no, as her first big wall Lucinda Hughes went for one of the most coveted big free climbs in the world. . . the Lotus Flower Tower.