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Half Dome: Snake Dike (Intermediate to Advance/Trad)

  • Curry Village

    9010 Curry Village Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA (map)

    37.738625 -119.572136

  • What could be better than a day with an alpine start, nearly 18 miles of hiking, manzanita bushwhacking thrown in for good measure, and 8 pitches of easy granite leading to the summit of Half Dome in one of the most beautiful places on Earth?

    *Do you have experience following a trad leader and cleaning up gear along the way? *Do you have experience lead belaying? (tangible experience or taking a class)

    If you do not this strenuous and sometimes dangerous climb (and hike) may not be the best for you.  So if you do NOT have this experience you may want to change RSVP to NO. Just some friendly advice from a liability stand point.

    Thanks

    http://www.supertopo.com/rock-climbing/Yosemite-Valley-Half-Dome-Snake-Dike

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, I hope so. Right now I'm battling my recurring plantar fasciitis so I can't be more definite about it right now. :(
    Sorry about that.
    If someone wants to take over or change the date or whatever that's fine. I can always reschedule for sometime later in the season (fall is very nice too!).

    May 22, 2013

    • Michael D.

      sorry about that Peter. maybe in July?

      June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, I'm really bummed. I'm getting tired of limping! At this point I'd say I can't make this date. :(

      June 3, 2013

  • Brandon

    Looks like I'll be moving my house from Indiana that weekend.

    June 2, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Peter. are you still leading this? the date is coming soon and if you are unable to lead this on set date we can always push back. lets us know what you think. thanks ;)

    May 22, 2013

  • denilou

    The following weekend will be a full moon.. best way to do Snake Dike IMHO; well, okay, the ONLY way I've done it, but what an awesome experience! And bonus -- no crowds! I'd totally be up for doing that again. Anyone interested?? Michael? Or?

    March 22, 2013

    • Michael D.

      I think it is a great idea. we can consider pushing it back. it appears it would need to be a day trip as overnight permit window has past and our app was not accepeted :(

      March 28, 2013

    • Michael D.

      Denise, maybe create another meetup for your date you suggested?

      March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No. In fact I've taken people up Snake Dike over the years that had zero rock climbing experience. Except for the first half of the first pitch, the climb is bolted, so placing protection and cleaning protection is utterly minimal.

    March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've always done it as a one day thing. Start about 6:00AM in Curry Village, summit around noonish or a little later, back to the car by 6:00PM or 7:00PM depending on how long you goof around on the summit.

      March 22, 2013

    • Michael D.

      Peter that sounds cool. Do it :)

      March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looks like we missed the boat for LYV camping permits. are we thinking really long day project or go for the first come first serve permits (12 available)

    March 27, 2013

    • Max H

      What do you think our chances of a first-come first-served permit are? A long day project sounds doable and exhausting but if those two are our only options, I'd say we try for permits and fall back on a one day epic?

      March 28, 2013

    • Michael D.

      it appears it would need to be a day trip as overnight permit window has past and our app was not accepeted :(

      March 28, 2013

  • Bianca

    I would love to come if a spot opens up, I follow multi pitch routes before such as Cathedral in touloume and have been fine, can follow 5.8's and 5.9's on most routes. I just started leading trad routes (easy 5.5's and 5.6's) but do not have my own rack or enough experience to be confident yet.

    March 22, 2013

  • Rakesh

    I have only climbed indoors (planet granite), and I am certified lead belayer in the gym, I also climb 5.10d, 5.11a consistently. But I haven't climbed outdoors, do you think I could be eligible for this trip ? I am really keen on climbing outdoors, however a lot of outdoor events seek prior outdoor experience, chicken and egg problem :)

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what is it rated?

    March 21, 2013

    • Michael D.

      Check out link above Kathy. it varies ;)

      March 21, 2013

  • David

    I've did Snake Dike last year. We camped in Little Yosemite Valley the night before so didn't have to do the hike and the climb in one day.
    I'd highly recommend this senario. But you do have to get Wilderness Permit which are lottery only.
    http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/wpres.htm

    I think you need the Happy Isles to Little Yosemite Valley permit
    Or Glacier Point to Little Yosemite Valley
    http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/trailheads.htm

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    stupid question: does every participant have to be an experienced lead climber to do this?

    March 20, 2013

    • Michael D.

      yes, somewhat. we are not in position to "teach" or "guide" only lead event so the following and lead belay skills is HIGHLY recommended buddy :)

      March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the reply. Count me out until I've learned to lead, lead belay and follow ;-)

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    +1

    March 21, 2013

    • Michael D.

      Amirah a plus one may be a moot point lest you and your +1 know how to lead belay AND follow. Also is your plus one signed up with GYCO? for liability reasons we need them to be. thanks for understanding :)

      March 21, 2013

  • Terrie

    Ouch! Always wanted to do this, but I've already paid for Tough Mudder in Colorado that weekend!

    1 · March 21, 2013

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