Note: Hikers are welcome to join us. You will need a Half Dome permit if you want to climb the cables and meet us on top. Please clarify if you are planning on hiking or climbing.
Everybody starts out on the waiting list so I know who is going for sure. Once you answer the meetup questions and confirm you can go and make sure I have your contact info then I will update your rsvp to "going". If you can't go please let me know ASAP and/or change your rsvp to "not going". Thanks.
Wilderness permit for Oct 10th. We need to send in our request for Wilderness permits on Apr 25th. I will create a separate meetup for this with instructions.
Multipitch trad experience. At least one person per team needs to be capable of leading yosemite 5.7 or better by the time of the trip. For many of you this will require dedicated climbing during this spring/summer. (note: this must be verified by trip organizer).
Pick up Wilderness permits in Yosemite Valley on Friday morning/early afternoon.
Meet at trailhead parking on Friday morning/early afternoon. Recommend taking Friday off work.
Backpack into Little Yosemite Valley on Friday morning/early afternoon.
Camp in LYV on Friday night.
Get up very early Saturday morning and hike up to the base
Climb Snake Dike and descend the cables back to camp in LYV
Camp in LYV on Saturday night.
Hike back to the valley on Sunday
Climbing gear per team:
personal climbing gear including helmet, harness, belay device, shoes
half trad rack for each team of two = set of cams to #3, one set of nuts
alpine draws, 4ft slings, small lockers, few non-lockers
camelbak or small pack with bladder for carrying water, etc
headlamp w fresh batteries
topo of climb
only synthetic clothes (no cotton)
light warm jacket
(note: you will need to carry up your hiking shoes so think about what shoes you will want to bring and make sure you have a locking carabiner for them)
walkie-talkie radio each set to channel 8-6
Backpacking gear (minimum):
backpack that can carry at least the following:
tent (recommend sharing to cut down on weight)
your extra clothes and climbing gear.
backpacking stove (can be shared, maybe one per 2 ppl)
campstove fuel (can be shared)
water purifier (I will bring one, but would be nice to have at least one for every 3 or 4 people)
Bear canister (can be shared)
Food (easy to cook or doesn't need cooking):
bfast for 2 days
lunch for 2 days
dinners for 2 nights (recommend freeze dried foods that u just add water too)
Suggested climbing teams (to be added later )
(Note; faster teams will go first so nobody is being held up, efficiency is key to speed on this climb, 30min per pitch should be plenty)
If you need gear, let me know, I may have extra that you can borrow. Some gear can be rented from various locations in the bay area.