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Half Dome


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
Photo sphere tour of the Snake Dike and a quick look over the edge

by Mr_T
Tuesday June 3, 2014 9:45am
We climbed the Snake Dike two weeks ago.

We snapped a series of photo spheres on the route.

A shot over the edge.

And the selfie with the world's most patient belayer.

Belay and mega-awesome-patience: Micah Ledbetter

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Mr_T
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Mr_T is a trad climber from Northern California.

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Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Jun 3, 2014 - 09:47am PT
Thats pretty cool!
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
  Jun 3, 2014 - 09:54am PT
This brought a big smile to my face. Thanks! This gives a flashback way better than a flat photograph.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Jun 3, 2014 - 10:43am PT
some sweet pictures...how'd you shoot that one of you guys climbing?

I pan'd around and didn't see a pole or anything off the leader. clever.

Looks like you had summit to yourself, save for that lone hiker.

thanks for sharing!
Mr_T

Trad climber
Northern California
Author's Reply  Jun 3, 2014 - 11:03am PT
This was done with a 6 GoPro 360 rig. The rig shoots 6 photos at once. I had the rig on a monopod in my pack. The stitching software decided that the pod was noise and removes it.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Jun 3, 2014 - 11:06am PT
So cool! What was your setup? And how did you get the "floating" perspective of the shot on route, where we see the back of your helmet, pack, etc.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Jun 3, 2014 - 11:09am PT
Fa.

Reakin.

Awe.

Sum.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Jun 3, 2014 - 11:10am PT
My shot on route.

Credit: micronut


Boooooring.
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
  Jun 3, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
So freakin RAD!! TFPU!!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
  Jun 3, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
Very cool indeed, thanks I needed that!!!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Jun 3, 2014 - 12:35pm PT
Very cool!

John
overwatch

climber
  Jun 3, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
what everybody else already said. really unique thanks for that
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Jun 3, 2014 - 01:08pm PT
Bitchin!
Matt's

climber
  Jun 3, 2014 - 01:59pm PT
That's my partner and I in the shot of thank god ledge (the person with the black jacket and green backpack)

Huddling in the cold on the ledge, getting hit with droplets of urine, I couldn't imagine what sort of things the hikers were doing on the top of half dome. Then, to top it off, I see a rope starting to get lowered from the Visor...

In a grumpy mood, I asked the photographer if this was part of our dystopic future...
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
  Jun 3, 2014 - 02:47pm PT
What stitching algorithm are you using?
Mr_T

Trad climber
Northern California
Author's Reply  Jun 3, 2014 - 03:00pm PT
That was you guys down on the Zig Zags! Psyched you guys could see the shot! Did you top out that day? It was surprisingly cold even out in the sun.

It's unfortunate we didn't have the daylight (or battery) left to wait to get a shot of your team leading across Thank God Ledge.

Edit: you weren't getting hit with urine. It was snow melt off that big patch on top. We were getting sprinkled by it as well.
Mr_T

Trad climber
Northern California
Author's Reply  Jun 3, 2014 - 03:02pm PT
To stitch we're using PTGui. We calibrate the rig one time and apply the template to all the images. You can see that there was something slightly off in the calibration - I'll have to redo these at some point.
Matt's

climber
  Jun 3, 2014 - 03:58pm PT
yeah, we topped out, hiked out and drove out that night-- it was a long day...
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
  Jun 3, 2014 - 04:23pm PT
Not your average shot; thanks for sharing this.
Credit: from Tony Lobay's Google Camera
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
  Jun 3, 2014 - 04:44pm PT
wow!

Very, very nice!

Andrzej
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jun 3, 2014 - 05:29pm PT
The future of Supertopo is mapped routes with go pro and HD cameras, then you can see move by move which piece of pro to use!


I can see it now.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
  Jun 3, 2014 - 06:10pm PT
Badass . . . thanks Mr_T!
RP3

Big Wall climber
Twain Harte
  Jun 3, 2014 - 09:52pm PT
That is REALLY cool. I think this is the future of TRs!
Starman

Trad climber
Sterling, MA
  Jun 5, 2014 - 07:20am PT
Utterly spectacular! TFPU :)
westhegimp

Social climber
granada hills
  Jun 5, 2014 - 09:06am PT
So cool. Thanks.

Wes
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
  Jun 5, 2014 - 09:08am PT
Unique and super cool! Thanks for posting! Still can't believe I never did this route when living in Reno.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
In What Time Zone Am I?
  Jun 5, 2014 - 09:13am PT
Wonderful! On my list for later this summer

Susan
TripCheq

Mountain climber
Pennsylvania
  Jun 11, 2014 - 12:41pm PT
Wow, it feels like you are right there...thanks!
laurel arndt

Trad climber
phoenix
  Jun 16, 2014 - 04:46pm PT
Such a fun route, thanks for the memories
katukitty

Sport climber
Oakdale CA
  Jun 26, 2014 - 08:43am PT
mpmoody

Mountain climber
Alamo, CA
  Jun 28, 2014 - 01:04am PT
Great 360 shots! thanks for sharing.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Aurora Colorado
  Jun 28, 2014 - 06:42am PT
The future of Supertopo is mapped routes with go pro and HD cameras, then you can see move by move which piece of pro to use!

lol, should be somehow integrated into google earth. I dont know how the 360 camera works but you really feel like you're there. The go pros on the helmets make me seasick, climbers move their heads too much to make good movies.

[corrrection: it already IS integrated into google maps. I'm way behind in this era of total information awareness.]
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
  Jun 28, 2014 - 09:10am PT
That is unreal. I can see the future here. Guidebooks will be digital and have every hold marked. Total beta of a route.

I really liked the one looking down the NW face. Thank God ledge is an incredible feature.
KLine

Trad climber
Orange, CA
  Jul 3, 2014 - 04:35pm PT
Thanks for taking the time on the route to create these photo spheres! Such a spectacularly scenic route... Thanks for taking be back there for a moment!
Larry Nelson

Social climber
  Jul 3, 2014 - 05:17pm PT
Really cool. Technology is the future.
Now my old digital is obsolete...sigh.
Tony Valdes

Ice climber
Cool, CA
  Jul 20, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
Mr. T me and my Daughter Rebecca were at the base when you showed us your incredible camera set up. Thank you for memorializing us with the picture of us on Google maps! It was a great day and a wonderful climb!
Tony V.
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