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By CCChanceR
From Ouray, CO
Apr 8, 2014
Anyone know the youngest team to successfully get up Half Dome's Regular Route without assistance from parents or mentors?

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By Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Apr 8, 2014
Mt. Agassiz
Probably a couple of nameless pre-teens who didn't care enough to spray all over the internet.

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By Maurice Chaunders
Apr 8, 2014
Colombian Crack
Burn

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By CCChanceR
From Ouray, CO
Apr 8, 2014
Sweet

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By Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
Apr 8, 2014
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.

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By Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Apr 8, 2014
Stairway To Heaven - all the way to the Pearly Gat...
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.

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By Ryan Kempf
From Boulder, CO
Apr 8, 2014
Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. White...
Maurice Chaunders wrote:
Burn


That ugly ass shirt in your profile pic.

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By Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
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.

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By Ben Scott
From Fort Collins, CO
Apr 8, 2014
my alter ego
You guys are obviously not well versed in the Taco...or Mr. Herson either
supertopo.com/tr/Half-Dome-wit...

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By csproul
From Davis, CA
Apr 8, 2014
Summit of Wolf's Head with Pingora in the backgrou...
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.

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By Ben Scott
From Fort Collins, CO
Apr 8, 2014
my alter ego
Touche...seems pretty On-topic for those that aren't in the know,
but agreed her partner was definitely not 12 years old

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By Ryan Watts
From Bishop, CA
Apr 8, 2014
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.

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