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jderekforrester


Jul 18, 2005, 9:31 PM
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Valley in the Late Summer
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I am looking to head to Yosemite to do some rope soloing between Aug.10 and 20th. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for walls that are in the shade for at least a little while. I am looking for a wall with minimal free climbing, and aid up to A4. The bigger the better. Thanks.


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Jul 20, 2005, 8:33 AM
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Half dome is up high (cool), in the shade, and has plenty of hard aid. Half dome is nice in August.


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sounds good, having not been to the valley before I was kinda unsure as to some of the exposures.


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jd,

I just got back from the valley last week. I did two el cap walls and the heat wasn't too bad. The east side of el cap stays in the shade part of the morning and goes back into the shade in the later afternoon. The worst part of the day is from about 10-noon when the sun hits but the regular afternoon winds haven't picked up yet. If you bring 1 gallon of water per day you should be fine. Also as you get up higher on the wall the temps get cooler too.

Half dome as mentioned above is at higher elevation and is north facing but its a buttkick of a hike to get up there.

I would recommend any of the classic routes on the SE face of el cap. If you can lead up to A4 then you have your pick of a ton of great classic routes. For any other beta or secret bivy spots pm me.


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