Monday, March 11, 2013

Jummaring a Fixed Line

Last week we covered the concept of using a fixed rope in an instructional setting. There are two other ways to use a fixed line. The first is on an aid climb and the second is on a big mountain expedition.

Chris McNamara is one of the better known big wall climbers out there. Aside from managing and producing supertopo guidebooks, Chris has recently developed a How to Big Wall Climb book.

In addition to writing books and overseeing the "supertopo empire," Chris has found some time to make instructional videos on big wall climbing. In the following two videos, he discusses fundamental techniques for using jumars (mechanical ascenders) on a fixed line in a big wall setting:

--Jason D. Martin


Anonymous said...

Not seeing the videos

Jason Martin said...

Hopefully fixed.