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Apr 8, 2014
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Anyone know the youngest team to successfully get up Half Dome's Regular Route without assistance from parents or mentors? CCChanceR
From Ouray, CO
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Apr 8, 2014
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Probably a couple of nameless pre-teens who didn't care enough to spray all over the internet. Ryan Nevius
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Sweet CCChanceR
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Given the popularity of trip reports, spraying is alive and well. I think it's a fair question, though, judging from the responses here, might be better asked on supertopo. Some really young folks have done it, like you mentioned, lots have accompanied older climbers. I did it when I was 16 along with a couple of other teens. I know at least one other person who did it at 16 as well with another teen. Definitely seems to be a downward trend in ages though. The kids are getting good. Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
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Apr 8, 2014
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35 plus years ago a friend and his twin brother did El Cap (Nose) at age 17. So at this point in time such records have little meaning. Allen Sanderson
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Ryan Kempf
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 26, 2011
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Apr 8, 2014
No one said such things have any "meaning". It was just an inquiry.

BTW, I know a couple of guys who did the Nose at 16 (also about 30 yrs. ago), but that's not what the OP asked about.
Fat Dad
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my alter ego
You guys are obviously not well versed in the Taco...or Mr. Herson either
supertopo.com/tr/Half-Dome-wit...
Ben Scott
From Fort Collins, CO
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Apr 8, 2014
Cold day at Smug's
Ben Scott wrote:
You guys are obviously not well versed in the Taco...or Mr. Herson either supertopo.com/tr/Half-Dome-wit...

The Herson clan is inspiring for certain, but that's not what the OP asked about. S/he asked about the youngest team to get up without the assistance of older people.
csproul
From Davis, CA
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Apr 8, 2014
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Touche...seems pretty On-topic for those that aren't in the know,
but agreed her partner was definitely not 12 years old
Ben Scott
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Flatirons
Ask at the taco but I think c-Mac did el cap with his brother at 15 and 17 or something like that. Wouldn't surprise me if they tagged HD as well. Ryan Watts
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