Aid climbing is when the climber ascends the rock using gear to make progress. This is opposed to free climbing, in which the climber uses gear only for protection. Aid climbing is sometimes synonymous with "big wall" climbing. Most multi-day big wall ascents are aid ascents.
Aid Climbing in a Three Person Team
Article by Ken Younge and Tuan Luong giving personal experiences, tips, and techniques.
Big Wall Climbing
Trip reports. Ratings explained. Equipment list. Photos. Route suggestions.
Topos, beta, trip reports and photos from walls in Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada, Zion, Fisher Towers and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Plus the Aid Climbing Guide to Southern California.
Hints For Big-Wall Climbing in Yosemite
Tips for beginners, climbing in a three person team, soloing, hauling, and improving speed compiled by Q. Tuan Luong.
SuperTopo: The Road to The Nose
Sells Chris McNamara's fourteen climb program for building skills, speed, endurance and comfort with big wall exposure. Includes topos.
Trango Russian Aid System Review
Review from GearReview.com.
Last update:October 30, 2011 at 9:35:06 UTC