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Jan 1, 2007, 4:28 PM

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Re: [xtrmecat] Help on Half Dome logistics
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I see where you are coming from on preferring soloing, and on choosing VI over V, since you have to spend 2 weeks either way. Also, I didn't intend to imply that finding a solid partner is easy; it's probably the crux of doing a wall for most people.

Half Dome is fun but the work factor will be very high because of the long approach hike. I have not tried hauling on it, but hauling in the chimneys might be a pain.

For a first VI, you might be better off with an El Cap route like Zodiac, Tangerine Trip, or Lurking Fear. At least the approach hikes will be a lot shorter. It will still be epic getting your stuff down from the top.

One other piece of free advice is that you might want to shoot for May instead of September if you can swing time in May. September is the most crowded time on walls. May won't work for Half Dome, but it's great for El Cap.

(This post was edited by clintcummins on Jan 1, 2007, 4:33 PM)

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