"Climb the Half Dome" Yosemite National Park Tip by crazywabbit

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  half dome
by crazywabbit
 
 

i made it to the top of half dome in yosemite last Sept. 7, 2002 i must say that i never thought it would be that tough. just the hike itself took almost forever before we reach the base of half dome where the adventure(craziness) really starts. the first part of the climb was relatively easy since there was already some sort of a trail although there were parts were you have to make your own trail (this is in a 45 degree angle climb/crawl that when you look below, you'd ask yourself what in earth are you doing here!?!). That is just the first part! the second part is an 880 ft, 80 degrees(some part part were almost 85 degrees) climb with only a cable stopping you from meeting your creator that day. i almost decided to go down halfway into the climb but my adventurous spirit got the better of me. it was hard, long, tiring and scary but it was worth it!

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  • Written Feb 3, 2004
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