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Half Dome


Yosemite Valley, California USA


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RNWF of half dome IAD
Saturday June 22, 2013 1:15pm
so far this is the coolest thing Iv done all summer. It was 23 pitches of some of the best rock climbing Iv ever experienced! as we sat down to rest after the approach david and jim just got down after doing it in 3 hours and were running off for the nose! good job guys!

we approached and fixed to pitch 3 day one, climbed it and slept at the base on day 2, decsended the slabs on day 3.

top of pitch 3 and ready to go down
top of pitch 3 and ready to go down
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tastey dinner
tastey dinner
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mike leading pitch 4
mike leading pitch 4
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the robbins traverse
the robbins traverse
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stoked
stoked
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the fun 5.7 chimney
the fun 5.7 chimney
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mike following the first chimney
mike following the first chimney
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thank god I didnt lead this shit
thank god I didnt lead this shit
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big sandy!
big sandy!
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the zig zags
the zig zags
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thank god ledge was super fun
thank god ledge was super fun
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now this deserves to be on the cover of national geographic!
now this deserves to be on the cover of national geographic!
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found this on the zig zags! if "sky walker" reads this, PM me!
found this on the zig zags! if "sky walker" reads this, PM me!
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both me and mike picked up some "small childs" on the way home at the ...
both me and mike picked up some "small childs" on the way home at the first cheveron on the way into fresno, f*#ken great!
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PS. I need a big wall partner for walls in the valley, please Pm if your down! and both springs are running and if ben the climbing ranger reads this, we picked up a ton of bottles!

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whitemeat is a trad climber from San Luis Obispo, CA.

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Rocky IV

Social climber
  Jun 22, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
hell yeah man, I told you it wasn't too bad! now do it in a day without fixing! just kidding, proud work!
10b4me

climber
  Jun 22, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
looks like fun.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jun 22, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
Awesome stoke!!!!
ozborne2

Trad climber
Merced, Ca
  Jun 22, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
F*#king sweet man. And in one day!!! Woow
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Jun 22, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Looks like it was a fun time!
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
  Jun 22, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Good job lads, looks like a good time was had.......

Stevo
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Jun 22, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
Bump!
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
  Jun 22, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
I love seeing good pictures of the classic routes. Thanks!!
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
  Jun 23, 2013 - 06:06am PT
Nice job!

I'm sure this will be one of many in your future.

I did it with my son about one week ago. It was a load of work at my age of 67.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Jun 23, 2013 - 06:47am PT
Nice Meat!
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
  Jun 23, 2013 - 07:19am PT
Nice. Looks like a SLO-send :)
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  Jun 23, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Good work.
What style did you use?
 Follower ascends rope and wears a pack?
 Follower follows free/aid with a belay?
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Author's Reply  Jun 24, 2013 - 08:07am PT
we had the follower just free climb most of it which was quicker because I had to rope coiled all nice for when he came up and started leading. we both wared packs and we brought way to much water! juging to chimney pitches and ~4 through ~12 would be awkward too. and who wouldn't want to free climb those ultra classic 5.9 pitches?
BlueGuy84

climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
  Jun 25, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
Awesome Mickey! Proud send
ROtotheC

Trad climber
Denver, CO
  Jun 26, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
A puffy at the end of June?! I was thinking of heading that way in September. Am I gonna freeze to death?
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Jun 26, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
Great TR, and great climbing. Thank you very much!

John
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
  Jul 16, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
very good Tr, thanks!
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