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Aug 26, 2009, 2:15 PM

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Re: [hikerobby] Yosemite sep 8-17 help
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hikerobby wrote:
I'm not ruling out snake dike, I want to do it--I just read its really run out. My buddy says we can def do it. Maybe after climbing in Tuolumne and then some warm ups in the valley, we'll take stab at snake dike, royal arches and nutcracker.

In an earlier post you said you thought your GF would be afraid of the exposure on snake dike. If you are ruling it out for that reason alone..., other routes are also exposed. For instance, the west ridge of Conness is "up there" and other routes, like Fairview dome, can get you a thousand feet or more off the deck. That's all I was trying to say. If your partner is a noobie, make sure you are comfortable rapping a long way down (which happens to a lot of 5.9 climbers on their first valley trip--nothing wrong with that, just be prepared).

Although not as exposed, I thought the ~30 foot (? been a while) 5.7 runnout on the first pitch of snake dike was a harder lead than than the 80 foot 5.4 runnouts.

(This post was edited by sspssp on Aug 26, 2009, 2:19 PM)

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