repelling down half dome

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crazyazid

climber
san diego, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2003 - 01:33pm PT
haha, finally someone noticed that I was climbing up the "wussy" route. So far the score seems to be a lot of don't do it to very few go for its, interesting
crazyazid

climber
san diego, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2003 - 01:36pm PT
Thanks for finally giving some advice guys. I got sick of the wise comments and sarcasm. So if a party was climbing the route and had to bail for some reason, bad weather lets say, they'd have to leave behind all that gear to rappel down? I would think a rock climbed as much as half dome would have stations or natural anchors to take advantage of
Ksolem

Trad climber
LA, Ca
Oct 3, 2003 - 04:46pm PT
"So if a party was climbing the route and had to bail for some reason, bad weather lets say, they'd have to leave behind all that gear to rappel down?"

Yep. Convenience anchors are for wusses.
crazyazid

climber
san diego, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2003 - 08:39pm PT
I guess I'm a wuss then who wants to try to be bad ass. =)
James

Gym climber
City by the Bay
Oct 3, 2003 - 08:53pm PT
try rappelling the nose or zodiac You will piss more people off and the are already bolt anchors to the ground. You just need two 50m ropes although you might be able to do it with one 70m

talk to the mad rappeler too He lives near the valley and has rappeled el cap a couple of times and I believe he is credited with the first descent of the glacier point apron He's 60 or so and crazy ask bernie at the mtn shop about him
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Oct 3, 2003 - 08:54pm PT
Maybe I should drill a rap route on the South Face... ya know, Rohrer style...
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Oct 3, 2003 - 08:56pm PT
Hey James, where did you come from? You're that homo gym climber guy that just tries to piss everybody off! ... ;)
Chalky Fingers

climber
Oct 3, 2003 - 11:01pm PT
This has got to be a troll. The idea of rappelling any large face that has a walk off is close to suicide. If you want to do it for fun go ahead, run it out, but don't expect anyone to come get you when you crater.
junglemowgli

Trad climber
Canada
Aug 21, 2014 - 01:09am PT
I think it would be sweet and fun to rap down. Is there not a low rated route with low traffic that can get rappelled down? Seems more fun and faster than taking the crowded cables down, and the decent hike will be quicker too. I don't understand all the criticism of the OP. Relax and recognize others had different opinions.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 21, 2014 - 01:51am PT
The world is sudenly full of morans, Cretans, and lame-brain stunters who know knot how to spell nor the widsom of the walk-off.

Crazyaid is a good name for ya.

STay safe, absay at your own risk and don't forget the gloves.
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 21, 2014 - 02:49am PT
eleven years old, this topic is.....how the sh#t did you find it?


pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Aug 21, 2014 - 05:54am PT
11 years ago i was high on speed!

rap the dome would be so fun!
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 21, 2014 - 06:30am PT
Thom, good un.
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Aug 21, 2014 - 06:53am PT
I tell people I'm reverse-rappelling when TRing at the crag. It causes confusion, which can be amusing. The crowds at said crag are repelling, however.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Aug 21, 2014 - 07:11am PT
So um, mouse? Are you a hungry fish this morning?

That lure was first trolled through the water eleven years ago, and caught a huge number of fish on the first page.

But then the line broke. The lure has been floating on the surface, ever since. Or maybe it was stuck to a log on the bottom of the lake. Until junglemowgli found it, and tied it onto his line.

But mouse - there you were, swimming around, the lure was barely even moving, trolled at like half a mile per hour - but you just COULDN'T resist hitting it! [If real fishing were only so easy - real fish seem smarter than half the people on an internet forum]

I sure hope there aren't any catfish swimming in your lake!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Aug 21, 2014 - 07:45am PT
Rap the South Face

Much better

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Aug 21, 2014 - 07:49am PT
Warbler- if one were to do that, what would you rap? Wayno would love to do snake dyke, but his gout wouldn't let him get all that hiking done, so we were talking about alternatives??
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Aug 21, 2014 - 10:03am PT
I think I might have climbed with crazyazid in 2005 or so. Are you still around here? If I'm remembering correctly, he was the one I had a blind date with on Piece de Resistance on Moro Rock. We had our asses handed to us and bailed after 3 pitches.
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Aug 21, 2014 - 11:16am PT
Rap the South Face

He should start with a bit smaller repel.

Maybe the SW face of Liberty Bell. If he can do that he's ready.
dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Aug 21, 2014 - 11:32am PT
What about going down that controversial route
on the great south-east face of Half Dome.
Seem to remember its loaded with bolts(?)
Finding it from the top though...?
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