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BIG WALLS: BREAKTHROUGHS ON THE FREE CLIMBING FRONTIER [Yosemite Photos, Salathe Free] 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Paul Piana
By Piana, Paul with photos by Beth Wald, Galen Rowell and Bill Hatcher
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SIGNED by Paul Piana


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Piana's ascents of El Cap's Salathe, Direct NW Face of Half Dome, Mt Hooker and Great Canadian Knife, have led us into a new epoch in climbing. 

Big Walls offers a unique view into a world of extraordinary high adventure, in which fiercely driven climbers scale the highest and most beautiful rock faces on the planet. In this remarkable book, renowned climber Paul Piana vividly recounts his and longtime climbing partner Todd Skinners revolutionary first free-climbing ascents of the four premier rock faces of North America: El Capitans Salathe Wall, the Direct North West Face of Half Dome, Wyomings Mount Hooker, and the Great Canadian Knife.

Demanding remarkable inner confidence and instincts honed over many years, these freeclimbing ascents were accomplished using nothing more than the climbers own strength and determination. We rejected any aid from equipment, writes Paul. We wouldnt use it to pull ourselves up, nor would we hang from it in order to rest. We would utilize our ropes and equipment only for safety. Rather than relying on nylon ladders and hardware to climb the sheer walls, we would utilize only the strength in our hands and the creativity in our minds.

Illustrated with 93 spectacular color photographs of these harrowing ascents, Pianas compelling narrative evokes the dramatic highs and challenging lows of their many adventures, from the heart stopping fall off El Capitan that broke Skinners ribs and snapped Pianas leg in five places, to their euphoric arrival on the summit of Mount Proboscis. Filled with exciting detail that will appeal to mountaineering enthusiasts everywhere, Big Walls is a fascinating account of four supremely challenging climbs that are truly worthy of the term historic.


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