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Yosemite Valley, California USA


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"Snake Dike" on Half Dome. Film instead of written TR
Saturday October 27, 2018 2:41am
Hello everybody,
this May and June my climbing partner Chris and me visited Yosemity. It was our first time there and we had a real great time and liked it very much.

As many beginners, we started with "Snake Dike" on Half Dome as our first longer free route. Instead of a written trip report, I made a little film of the climb and put it on youtube.
Credit: juergen_l

I have to appologize, the narration is in German, but I think you can follow the story and enjoy the music and pictures without understanding the narration.

Discussion, questions, comments, helpful hints are welcome.
Concerning the climb and also what I could do better in the next video.
Here our on Youtube. If you like the video, of course you are also welcome to send the link to your frinds, leave thumbs up, ...

I want to thank all the people that helped us while we were in Yosemity, all the people that allowed me to film them and put the material on youtube and everybody who made the trip special for us.
It was a great time!

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juergen_l
About the Author
Juergen is a trad climber from Germany.

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roy

Social climber
NZ -> SB,CA -> Zurich
  Oct 27, 2018 - 04:46am PT
Sehr nett! Vielen Dank.

A nice outing and the video gives a very good impression of the route.

Cheers, Roy
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
  Oct 27, 2018 - 05:01am PT
Ausgezeichnet! Ganz gut, und vielen Dank!
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
  Oct 27, 2018 - 08:20am PT
Good job.
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
  Oct 27, 2018 - 09:26am PT
Nicely done. Enjoyed most of it. However, the go-pro on the helmet.. during the climb... tracking every head turn... was distracting.

Thanks for posting.
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado & Nepal
  Oct 27, 2018 - 09:58am PT
Thanks for the trip report. I've always wanted to do Snake Dike and now I know much more about it.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
  Oct 27, 2018 - 11:08am PT
That was fun, the Go-Pro definitely makes it look steeper and harder.

I have no idea what you said when you picked up the cheater stick but it made me laugh.

Credit: Jon Beck
juergen_l

Trad climber
Germany
Author's Reply  Oct 27, 2018 - 12:18pm PT
Hi Jon,
> I have no idea what you said when you picked up the cheater stick but it made me laugh.

The discussion was about weight saving, the dialoge was roughly as follows:
Chris: "I think we should leave the cheater stick here."
Juergen: "Mhmm, MAGIC Stick. I don't want to miss it and it's only about 50gramm more than the long ones."
Chis: "Okay."
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Mill Valley, Ca
  Oct 27, 2018 - 04:02pm PT
That was fun! Danke.

I have to say, it's hard to imagine anyone falling on Snake Dike.

Oh wait...

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=30218&msg=30305#msg30305
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
  Oct 27, 2018 - 05:52pm PT
Cool! My wife and I did the same thing and we still enjoy watching our little video together so I like the idea.

Thanks for the share
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Oct 27, 2018 - 10:27pm PT
hey there say, juergen_l... wow, thank you so very kindly, :)
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
  Oct 27, 2018 - 11:32pm PT
Oh no!  Snake dike?  Itís like golf, but worse!
Oh no! Snake dike? Itís like golf, but worse!
Credit: moosedrool

Hehe

Moose
Roots

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
  Oct 29, 2018 - 12:25pm PT
!Gracias!
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