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Jun 28, 2013
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A trip report for our ascent of the RNWF of Half Dome

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Half Dome
Half Dome
ACassebeer
From Mojave, CA
Joined Jul 15, 2009
227 points
Jun 28, 2013
Thanks for the tips. I'm glad that you feel inclined to inspire others that the goal is attainable. But most of all congrats on the ascent of Half Dome!

-Bruce
bruce Mcintosh
Joined Apr 18, 2012
112 points
Jun 28, 2013
Nice job. The TGL pic is awesome. Daniel Winder
Joined Jul 13, 2009
109 points
Jun 28, 2013
Great TR, thanks!

On the rack you brought: (from the article, for other's reference: 9.8mm x 70m rope, (2) sets of ladder-style aiders, (1) set of ascenders,Double rack from #00 Metolius to #3 BD C4, (1) #4 BD C4, (1 set) brass and aluminum offset nuts, many alpine draws) is there anything you would've added or subtracted?
Optimistic
From New Paltz
Joined Aug 29, 2007
244 points
Jun 28, 2013
Original Sin, 11b, Riverside Quarry Photo: Louie A...
@ Optimistic:

In general, I think we were happy with the rack. You should note that we took the Robbins Traverse (not the true free route) so we avoided some free pitches that may take different gear. There is a fair amount of fixed gear on the route, especially in the Zig-Zags, and we also clipped pitons here and there to help out. I wouldn't say that our rack would sew it up... but I don't think I would change it much if I climbed it again either.

One interesting piece of mandatory gear was used on pitch 22 (second to last pitch, right after Thank God Ledge)... it was an aluminum offset nut (DMM, color red I think) that you have to plunge into a horizontal seam while doing a pendulum. If you can free the pitch you don't need to worry about it, but since we were aiding I found that piece of gear crucial.

-Aaron
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