Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK1187B-861p
BIG WALLS: BREAKTHROUGHS ON THE FREE CLIMBING FRONTIER [Yosemite Photos, Salathe Free] Paul Piana 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Paul Piana
By Piana, Paul with photos by Beth Wald, Galen Rowell and Bill Hatcher
Price: $49.99

List Price: $150.00
You Save $100.01 (67%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

SIGNED by Paul Piana

SF, Sierra Club, 1997, 1st edition. 190 pp, 93 color photos by Galen, Rowell, Bill Hatcher, Beth Wald.  Larger format hardcover with dust jacket.  Condition is Fine. 

Large format book. Extra postage will be requested for Priority Mail and International Mail.

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 Skinner’s revolutionary first free-climbing ascents of the four premier rock faces of North America: El Capitan’s Salathe Wall, the Direct North West Face of Half Dome, Wyoming’s Mount Hooker, and the Great Canadian Knife.

Demanding remarkable inner confidence and instincts honed over many years, these free–climbing ascents were accomplished using nothing more than the climbers’ own strength and determination. “We rejected any aid from equipment,” writes Paul. “We wouldn’t 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, Piana’s compelling narrative evokes the dramatic highs and challenging lows of their many adventures, from the heart stopping fall off El Capitan that broke Skinner’s ribs and snapped Piana’s 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.



Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
ROYAL ROBBINS THE AMERICAN CLIMBER David Smart 2023 1st edition New IN STOCK Multiple copies available
By: Smart, David
Price $21.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $3.00 (12%)
- Item # BK4781-8593
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TRAIL AND TIMBERLINE 1962 - 1998 As Available Not a Set $5 each
By: Colorado Mountain Club
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.00 (50%)
- Item # JR727A-966
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROCK CLIMBING: YOSEMITE FREE CLIMBS Don Reid 1998 2nd ed Softcover Fine
By: Reid, Don and George Meyers
Price $14.99
- Item # GB582B-895
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GOING UP: TALES TOLD ALONG THE ROAD TO EL CAPITAN [Yosemite First Ascents] 2012 1st ed New Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Joe Fitschen Multiple copies available
By: Fitschen, Joe
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # BK7609-85722
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A LIGHT THROUGH THE CRACKS: A CLIMBER'S STORY Beth Rodden 2024 1st edition New Hc SIGNED by Beth Rodden Multiple copies available IN STOCK!
By: Rodden, Beth
Price $29.95
- Item # BK3452-85715
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BIG WALLS: HOW TO ROCK CLIMB John Long and John Middendorf 1994 1st ed 4th prtg Softcover Fine
By: Long, John and John Middendorf
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $3.96 (31%)
- Item # BK7896A-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE PUSH: A YOSEMITE CLIMBER'S JOURNEY OF ENDURANCE, RISK AND GOING BEYOND LIMITS 2017 1st ed Hardcover Fine SIGNED by Tommy Caldwell
By: Caldwell, Tommy
Price $110.00
- Item # BK2709A-858
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YOSEMITE IN THE SIXTIES Glen Denny 2007 1st edition Large Hardcover Fine-New Multiple copies available
By: Denny, Glen, Steve Roper, Yvon Chouinard
Price $59.95 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $65.05 (52%)
- Item # BK2233-8596p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMB: TRAGIC AMBITIONS ON EVEREST Anatoli Boukreev 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED postcard from Gasherbrum II Anatoli Boukreev
By: Boukreev, Anatoli and G. Weston Dewalt
Price $175.00
- Item # OP2284AB-884
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EPIC CLIMBING: A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO EL POTRERO CHICO 2019 2nd ed Softcover Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Frank Madden
By: Madden, Frank
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $5.00 (12%)
- Item # GB8075-8614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


PERFORMANCE ROCK CLIMBING 1993 1st ed New Paperback SIGNED by Dale Goddard and Udo Neumann
By: Goddard, Dale and Udo Neumann
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $39.99, You Save $30.00 (75%)
- Item # BK5146A-376
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
APPALACHIA: FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION February 1926 Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Appalachian Mountain Club Journal
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $4.96 (20%)
- Item # JR566A-12730
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PRAKTISCHER SCHIUNTERRICHT [PRACTICAL SKI LESSONS] Eduard Friedl 1938 Hardcover Near Fine
By: Friedl, Eduard
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $47.96 (96%)
- Item # OP6110-172
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HERE LIES: COLLECTED STORIES [Fictioni] Dorothy Parker 1980 Limited ed Leather Hardcover Fine
By: Parker, Dorothy
Price $50.00 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $10.00 (17%)
- Item # OP8264-927
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOLO NANGA PARBAT 1980 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $50.00 (25%)
- Item # BK1040-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GABE'S FALL AND OTHER CLIMBING STORIES Peter Lars Sandberg 1988 or 1990 Softcover Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Sandberg, Peter Lars
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $9.96 (67%)
- Item # BK1355A-8606
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN Charles Houston and Robert Bates 1979 Used Paperback Near Fine SIGNED by Dee Molenaar
By: Houston, Charles and Robert Bates
Price $25.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $24.05 (48%)
- Item # OP691A-611
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TUOLUMNE BOULDERING Chris Summit 2009 New Softcover SIGNED by Chris Summit
By: Summit, Chris
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $27.95, You Save $2.95 (11%)
- Item # GB2433-863
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MUNDIK NI 43-3 US ARMY MAP SERVICE MAP (U-502) Karakoram West. Masherbrum, Biafo and Baltoro Glaciers, Skardu, Indus Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: US Army Map U-502 NI 43-3
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $5.05 (34%)
- Item # MP2128-9574
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DUKE OF THE ABRUZZI: AN EXPLORER'S LIFE Mirella Tenderini 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Tenderini, Mirella and Michael Shandrick
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $14.96 (60%)
- Item # BK1533-8733
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart