Big Wall Climbing 101 CD-ROM
Contains all the information you need to know regarding multi-day ascents in parks like Yosemite, Zion and the larger walls in the world.
Main entries include:
* The Belay
* The Bivy
Sub-topics linked 10-25 per topic. Over 225 seperate pages are on this disc! Videos, animations, voiceovers and graphics accompany textual information. See stuff like "3 ways to clean a penjy" demonstrated in animation.
Climbing Magazine #203 gave the following review:[i]
"Have you ever wanted to give wall climbing a try, but haven't known where to begin? Big Wall Climbing 101 takes you through all the steps... from the safety of your computer terminal.
A thorough, well-organized text provides the meat of the instruction, leading you smoothly through the CD's wealth of information, from how to organize the belay to suggestions for great wall food.
What really makes the CD unique, however, is the digital videos and computer animations. These short clips show the more advanced concepts like highstepping in aiders and leading pendulums. Nearly every step of wall climbing is accompanied by a video, voiceover or animation.
The CD is exceptionally easy to navigate through (great for computer phobes) and compatible with both PCs and Macs."-Dave Sheldon