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[font:Century Gothic]Big Wall Tips & Tricks with Mark Hudon[/font]


Saturday, December 5th, 2015 ..... 1:00-5:00PM


Mazama Mountaineering Center

527 SE 43rd Avenue

Portland, OR 97215


Last spring we held this class through the Mazamas Clinics & Special Presentations. It was a full house, packed with great information and very well received. Mark is just back from a full season of climbing completing one of his projects by sending all the 12a's in Rifle on Colorado's Western Slope. This fall he spent yet another long session on the big stone climbing some serious El Cap routes in Yosemite.


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If you have already embarked on your path to big wall climbing, have a few or many ascents or are just about to open that door but have a good idea of the logistics involved then you might want to join big wall master Mark Hudon for an evening of big wall tribal knowledge.


Topics to be discussed and/or demonstrated include:


Advanced hauling and docking

Solo bag movement

Packing a haul bag

Nice to have extras and specialized tools

Unique/uncommon gear placements


Efficient leading and following

Fast belay setups

Communication or lack of

Preferred aiders and ascender setup

Big wall racking

Fast ascending/following

Portaledge setup

Faster transitions




About Mark Hudon

Mark Hudon first climbed El Capitan in 1974 when he was 18 years old. Over the next 6 years Mark would climb El Cap 8 more times by a number of different routes such as the Mescalito, Magic Mushroom, New Dawn and the Zodiac, not to mention nearly free ascents of the Salalthe Wall and The Nose. In 2009 Mark was bitten by the big wall bug again and lead The Nose route in a 15.5 hr push. The next spring he soloed Grape Race to Tribal Rite in 11 days and has done 15 routes since, including two more solos. With various partners Mark knocked out six El Cap routes this year including Tempest, A4+ and Genesis A4+ . Mark was recently featured in Climbing Magazine - http://www.climbing.com/…/el-cap-pioneers-hudon-jones-plan…/



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