does anyone solo (aid) Half Dome?

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ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 5, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
lot of soloist traffic on El Cap, but how often does HD get aid-soloed outside of the Regular Route?
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Some of the FAs were done solo:
1855. Half Dome - Cables Route FA: George Anderson, 10/1875
1865. Psychedelic Shack FA: Sean Plunkett
1867. Queen of Spades FA: Charles Cole, 7/1984
1872. The Long Walk FA: Eric George, 8/2000
1883. Solitary Confinement FA: Eric George, 6/1999
1897. Road Rage FA: Eric Kohl (free route, maybe with a partner?)
1904. Lost Again FA: Eric Kohl, 1992
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Sep 5, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
There is no bridge to slander from by mirror lake.

FACT:

If Tom showed up with his rig, hoardes of hardmen would be sending the half dizzle.

Time to expand the program...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 5, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
Clint's avoiding the OP's question. Good beta, tho...

"I know I haven't nor will I ever solo Half Dome."--N.E. Wunn
WBraun

climber
Sep 5, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
valley Local here has done it with a piece of rope in a few hours ......
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 5, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
FAKT: No one is answering the question. Yeah, it's BEHN DUHN. Don't give a fuKK.

how OFTEN is IT DUNN???
WBraun

climber
Sep 5, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
how OFTEN is IT DUNN???

And I don't give fukk how often it is done !!!!!!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 5, 2013 - 04:50pm PT

And I don't give fukk how often it is done !!!!!!


THEN GET OFF MY FUKKKKIN THREAD!!!!!!!!!!1111111111
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
Solo aid HD...
Be prepared to let MANY parties pass.
Reg Route is now a day climb.
WBraun

climber
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
THEN GET OFF MY FUKKKKIN THREAD!!!!!!!!!!1111111111


LOL

Too late .....

I already pissed all over it .... :-)

(Shipley soloed tissack)
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
Mark Blanchard soloed the Direct probably 25 years ago.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
FAKT: No one is answering the question.
Actually, if you believe (like I do) that the non-free routes up there are rarely repeated, I did answer it.
Tis-sa-ack probably gets some repeats, the other aid routes probably very rarely.
It is just one of those places with a long approach - you might as well do a FA instead of repeating something.
All the stats are in the FA data in this case, and the numerator is 5.
Denominator (aid routes other than Tis-sa-ack) is 27, so about 20% solos on the HD rarely repeated aid routes.
As Werner noted, Tis-sa-ack has been soloed at least once, so maybe 20% solos might not be far off for Tis-sa-ack as well.
DrDeeg

Mountain climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
Historical note. The first solo of the regular route was by Eric Beck, in 1967 I recall. Two days on the wall, then a 3rd bivy in Camp 4 when the party was so righteous he couldn't find his camp afterward.
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Sep 5, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Millions have Solo'd the Cables with the (aid) of a map.....
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Sep 5, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
FAKT: No one is answering the question. Yeah, it's BEHN DUHN. Don't give a fuKK.

how OFTEN is IT DUNN???

 With that being the starting point, who the fukk would give a sh#t how often the half dome is climbed? Is that going to be the deciding factor on wether you grow a pair aid the thing so you can answer your own fikking question?

Bwahaahahah!!!!

Other optional answers to the question:
1. Have you solo (aid)ed half dome? If norm then the answer is never. It's never been done.. We're all waiting for someone to go for it.
2. Yes. People solo (aid) half dome all the time. Those people are usually called sissies, but it does get done.
3. Are you bad ass enough to find out yourself?

rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Sep 5, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
in regards to the OP... ....right-o: I believe the correct answer would be that HD non-regular routes get soloed on an average of approximately every .67 years. I could be a little off. cheers and beers
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Sep 5, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
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