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Half Dome


Yosemite Valley, California USA


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mothers day snake dike!
Monday May 13, 2013 8:20am
hello yosemite!
hello yosemite!
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me and tom
me and tom
Credit: whitemeat
snake in the fen
snake in the fen
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mom coming up vernal falls
mom coming up vernal falls
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the camp with a good veiw
the camp with a good veiw
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1 giant clove hitch!
1 giant clove hitch!
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Credit: whitemeat
base at last
base at last
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mom and dad at top of P.1
mom and dad at top of P.1
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Credit: whitemeat
Credit: whitemeat
leaden
leaden
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mark is just lovin these 3rd class slabs!
mark is just lovin these 3rd class slabs!
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amy on top!
amy on top!
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Credit: whitemeat
Credit: whitemeat
mom and dad coming down the cables with some other folks.
mom and dad coming down the cables with some other folks.
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rattle snake trying to attack us
rattle snake trying to attack us
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whitemeat is a trad climber from San Luis Obispo, CA.

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eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
  May 13, 2013 - 08:30am PT
How cool is that!

If I'd'a known I'd have a kid like you, I'd'a been a mom!

KEEP IT ALIVE, Dood!

:-)
10b4me

climber
  May 13, 2013 - 08:33am PT
Agree, what a cool trip
Trad is Rad

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo California
  May 13, 2013 - 08:50am PT
Nice one meat. Tell Big Marky I know how he felt on that third class slab.
Phil_B

Social climber
CHC, en zed
  May 13, 2013 - 09:01am PT
red on black, friend of Jack

or was it

red on black, kill ya Jack

???


Nice TR, thanks for posting
fat-n-sassy

Social climber
San Francity, CA
  May 13, 2013 - 09:22am PT
WORD TO YOUR MOTHER!

Thanks for posting, loved the snake footage.
orle

climber
  May 13, 2013 - 11:20am PT
way bitchen!

dig the fat rattler
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
  May 13, 2013 - 11:24am PT
Awesome man, what a great idea for Mothers Day. Glad you guys had a memorable time.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  May 13, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
what a mother's day! excellent!!!

tip of the helmet to the great snake footage!
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
  May 13, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
wonderful TR whitemeat...lots of snake sitings this year
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  May 14, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
Way cool - moms that like to climb are so much fun!
I've done some good climbs with my mom and dad also.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  May 13, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
It's good to see the bread that makes up the Whitemeat sandwich! Way to get mom and dad out there on the big old dome! Great report man. Rattlesnake. It's what's fer dinner.

Scott
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
  May 13, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
nice way to spend mothers day, me thinks. good snake sightings. beauties, both.
hillrat

climber
f*#kedville
  May 13, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
Love it. Trip reports like this are great, and inspiring. Almost had my better half talked into this route til she heard how long the runouts are. You guys rock.
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
  May 13, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
Really like stories like that..Thanx for sharing.....

Stevo
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  May 13, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
Bump!
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
  May 13, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
Sweet...that's the stuff.


Might I suggest the lost arrow spire for fathers day?

Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
  May 13, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
This is soooo great!! My heart swells at how wonderful this is!


Thank you for sharing and posting great photos and content!



~peace!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
  May 14, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Good one! Last spring I took mom up East Butt of Middle, this time it's Whodunit :) gotta love having a mom that climbs.
rnevius

Trad climber
The Range of Light
  May 14, 2013 - 09:09am PT
I think that photo of Mark sums up how we all feel at that point. Walkin on the moon!
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
  May 14, 2013 - 10:27am PT
Great report! I saw you all up there with my binoculars (high power) from the Valley. That route is grand.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
  May 14, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Way to get after it. I hate snakes too, especially of the rattler kind. I almost stepped on a rattler on the hike into Snake Dike last year just after the small stream crossing and just before the small lake on the back side of Half Dome. Scared the poop out of me.
crøtch

climber
Whale's Vagina
  May 14, 2013 - 11:40am PT
There's a mother's day neither of you will ever forget!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
  May 14, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
Super!
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
  May 14, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Truly is the best way to celebrate Mother's Day !!!! Cool
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  May 15, 2013 - 08:48am PT
Looks like fun, your on a roll; meat!!!
Fletcher

Gym climber
A very quiet place
  May 17, 2013 - 12:28am PT
As they say in Boston, wicked keen!!

TPFU!

Eric
wild willy

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
  Jun 5, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
that snake was a beautiful and rare California mountain king snake. I hope you let it go on its way
melski

Trad climber
bytheriver
  Jun 11, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
thanks for sharing,,,the best lonely view ever,,alpine bliss,,
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