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Half Dome


Yosemite Valley, California USA


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RNWF Half Dome: Trip Report and Tips
Friday June 28, 2013 11:25am
Credit: Aaron Cassebeer

A trip report for our ascent of the RNWF of Half Dome:

http://theinspiredclimber.com/2013/06/27/climbing-the-regular-northwest-face-of-half-dome-tips-and-trip-report/

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Aaron Cassebeer
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Aaron Cassebeer is a climber from Mojave, CA.

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eKat

Trad climber
  Jun 28, 2013 - 11:29am PT
Nice job. . . with the climb and the TR.

TFPU!
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
  Jun 28, 2013 - 11:41am PT
good stuff. seems like a pretty decent way to handle that climb.
Alpamayo

Trad climber
Sacramento, CA
  Jun 28, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Nice. I like your approach. I think you could also lose the sleeping bags, and just take a pair of bivy sacs and light jackets...that's what we did in Sept. and they were sufficiently warm.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
  Jun 28, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Great pics. Like your persepctive.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Jun 28, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
Excellent TR, pictures and commentary. I felt like I was up there again, although your method definitely beat ours! Thanks much.

John
RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Jun 28, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
Good stuff, hot tips. Thanks!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
  Jun 28, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
Sweet! Thanks!
Aaron Cassebeer

climber
Mojave, CA
Author's Reply  Jun 28, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
@ Alpamayo

Thanks for the comment! I added a note about using bivy sacks to the post.

We did consider using bivy sacks, but I didn't want to spend the money at the time. I have a Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20 which compresses down to the size of a football. It has also worked well on El Cap.

-Aaron
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