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Half Dome


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
Me, My Wife, and Snake Dike in 3 Minutes and 40 Seconds
Tuesday October 30, 2012 7:18pm
The thread where everyone was calling for trip reports made me want to contribute. I was thinking about making a TR for last weekend but my camera died, so I'll just post this video from last year instead. My wife and I had never been on Half Dome, so we figured we'd rather go this way for our first trip up. Turns out if you wait until they take the cables down you can get it all to yourself!


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limpingcrab
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eKat

Trad climber
  Oct 30, 2012 - 07:22pm PT
NICE!

Brought back some GREAT memories!

TFPU!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Oct 30, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
Fun! Now, next time, actually do it in 3 minutes and forty seconds....ha, ha, ha.
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
  Oct 30, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
cool
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
  Oct 30, 2012 - 07:27pm PT
Looks like perfect weather. Hmmm might have to hurry and go before the next big storm
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
  Oct 30, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
nice one, was wondering how you handled the camera

2:35

i think the protocol is to identify the music, i couldn't

i liked

Rocks of the Rae Lakes Loop: a photo scouting trip

too.




jstn

Trad climber
monrovia, ca
  Oct 30, 2012 - 07:39pm PT
cool, nicely done!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Oct 30, 2012 - 07:46pm PT
Hey that was really neat...one of my favs! Wish I could edit like that!

Enjoy,

Susan
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
  Oct 30, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
Bitchin TR AND MUSIC--! I just ripped out the axe and jammed along!
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
  Oct 30, 2012 - 07:50pm PT
Super cool! Brings back good memories for sure. Nicely done!
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  Oct 30, 2012 - 08:00pm PT
This was really cool camera angles, placement of the camera while you walked by, and overall editing. So short, so full of capturing the essence of the trip!

What kind of camera do you use, how do you mount it on your head, and how do you mount it on the pole? Do you have a pole extender on your helmet too?
Zander

climber
  Oct 30, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
Fun! Thanks for doing it.
LuckyNeck

Trad climber
the basement of Lou's Tavern
  Oct 30, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
Good Form!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Oct 30, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
Awesome. Sooo cool man. Way to get out there with yer pretty lady and enjoy a long day on the big rock. Very stylish editing. Very tight. Nice creativity. I used a ten foot stick and some tape for my overhead shots in my little video here. (I timelapsed the last mile down the stairs into 20 seconds. Its at the 7 miute mark I think. Have you seen this one of Sierra (12) and I a couple years ago?

It was good seeing you two in the gym the other night. Gimme a holler if you ever wanna hook up outside.

Scott

http://vimeo.com/31711080
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  Oct 30, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
Micro, even without the mullet that video was very nice to watch.

Damn, it seems I need to get a better computer with faster disk access and better editing tools to be able to get into this stuff. Really nice memory captures with these short edited movies. Great gifts to give to the kids.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Author's Reply  Oct 30, 2012 - 09:22pm PT
Thanks for the compliments!

I used the GoPro 1, but the 2 and 3 are out now and work much better in low light. It was either mounted on my helmet or on the end of a trekking pole. They also make a telescoping pole for people to take pictures of themselves that's cheap and works good (but breaks in half if you're snowboarding).

Great video Scott! Recently found out that I knocked my wife up so I'm excited to take my kids into the mountains like that. We'll have to get some winter days on tollhouse this year for sure!
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Oct 30, 2012 - 09:35pm PT
Very cool video
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Oct 30, 2012 - 09:38pm PT
Cool video man!! Very creative! I wanted to run up Snake Dike when I was in town but my partner wasn't feeling the hike.. Alas.. Next time...
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
  Oct 30, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
very cool! thanks
Gene

climber
  Oct 30, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
I'm usually not a huge fan of home movies, but this one is fantastic. We'll see you in Hollywood!

g
sullly

Gym climber
  Oct 30, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
Wow! Can you keep doing these? You'll be the T. Evans of TR films. Excellent editing.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
  Oct 30, 2012 - 10:18pm PT
Thank you! Very well done!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Oct 30, 2012 - 10:30pm PT
Great video Scott! Recently found out that I knocked my wife up so I'm excited to take my kids into the mountains like that. We'll have to get some winter days on tollhouse this year for sure!

They will carry our gear to the base of all those obscure things we want to do! Nice TR, snake dike was my first ever multi-pitch lead in the end of 2010. Enjoyed it quite a lot, even with lots of people on top etc. IMO a much more enjoyable 5.7 than royal arches..
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
  Oct 30, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
You guys put that together very well...Thanx for sharing...

Stevo
shiro16

climber
  Oct 30, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
Nice TR.

Congtatz on sneaking one past the catcher
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Oct 31, 2012 - 12:19am PT
Camera on a stick! Yowza.
TFPU, mon.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Oct 31, 2012 - 12:33am PT
good on-the-fly camera work
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
  Oct 31, 2012 - 12:38am PT
That was great!
klaus

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
  Oct 31, 2012 - 12:40am PT
I'm so dizzy I might throw up, maybe i'm getting old. Or Jeremy's sister tired me out.
cowpoke

climber
  Oct 31, 2012 - 02:19am PT
Really fun! So cool that you have that video to help celebrate the day -- thanks for sharing it!

Edit: and congratulations! Just think, one day, your kid will watch this video and make fun of you. Cheers!
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
  Oct 31, 2012 - 08:12am PT
Two thumbs up!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Oct 31, 2012 - 09:25am PT
Nice Vid,
GoPro camera?
Tad
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
  Oct 31, 2012 - 10:04am PT
heck, i thought this was going to be about speed climbing.

did it with my wife awhile back--thanks for jogging the memories. we had a bear instead of a coyote waiting for us when we got down. we attempted to involve it in singing campfire songs, but it left.
ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
  Oct 31, 2012 - 10:11am PT
'yote
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
  Oct 31, 2012 - 10:18am PT
Fantastic!

Music, Heart It Races, Architecture in Helsinki
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
  Oct 31, 2012 - 10:44am PT
Most excellent!
Bowser

Social climber
Durango CO
  Oct 31, 2012 - 01:23pm PT
Way cool, my hands got sweaty just looking at the white granite. well done!

TB
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Oct 31, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
Excellent! Thanks much.

John
Dolomite

climber
Anchorage
  Oct 31, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
Very nice work! Made me miss Snake Dike, Yosemite, California and the sun! "Pole extender"--I'll have to add that one to my technical vocabulary.
seneca

climber
jamais, jamais pays
  Oct 31, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
thank you a nice perspective on one of my favorite climbs
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
  Oct 31, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
Sweet video! Nice work.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
  Oct 31, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
Thank You For Posting Up!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Oct 31, 2012 - 08:32pm PT
Very Very cool, you SIR are a LUCKY MAN!!!!
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