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Jan 3, 2007, 1:14 PM

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Re: [xtrmecat] Help on Half Dome logistics
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Hey xtremecat,

Honestly I'd say that if you havent done a grade V yet, then you be signing up for a major effort to do Half Dome solo.

What route on Half Dome? I wouldn't recomend the regular route...low angle and lots of people who climb fast on it. Probly Tis-si-ack would be our best bet for something moderate. Make sure you know how to use a drill and replce bolts properly. There is a guy on Supertacop who soloed it, I forget who.

Basically, you have three choices. Hump all your crap up on your own. Probably 4-5 heavy trips. I would say this will take 3 days at least. Going up the Death Slabs is risky now...lots ove rockfall coming down it in the last couple of years, as seen by the huge rock scar directly above it. So that leaves the loooong trail.

Or rally the troops in C4 and pay a fair wage for sherpa service, good luck. Or Hire the mules over at the stables. Not sure what that entails, but likely a big pain in the ass.

If I were you I'd solo Washingtons Column first, stare at Half Dome for a while and make sure it is something you really want to do.

Or go do El Cap like Clint recomends. Any thing on the East Side makes for a great solo. I did Zodiac solo and it was the full experience.


(This post was edited by lambone on Jan 3, 2007, 1:22 PM)

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