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.
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