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Title: TR soloing upper RNWF of HD
Post by: Durin on April 28, 2011, 11:21:30 am
Hey gang!

I was wondering if anyone has tried toprope soloing any of the pitches above Big Sandy on Half Dome. I'm looking to try the zigzags and that 11d(ish) slab just past Thank God Ledge. I haven't tried TR soloing anything substantial like this. I'm confident with systems but don't remember where I could anchor. I have 3 60m static lines for use.

The slab has to be easy enough to rig - I remember ledges just below the summit, so my anchor should be away from any curious tourists.

But the zigzags... does that require running a rope over the visor? Should I bring rope protectors for the edge? And even so, is it a pain (or impossible) to swing into the wall? After I climb the zigzags, do I need to jug hundreds of free-hanging feet to get back up?

As always, the youngins appreciate any advice from you old farts :)
Title: Re: TR soloing upper RNWF of HD
Post by: del cross on April 28, 2011, 04:20:33 pm
Here's a photo looking up from Big Sandy. It looks like you could just tie your rope off to that spike!

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/457/bigsandylookupqb8.jpg)
Title: Re: TR soloing upper RNWF of HD
Post by: Mike. on April 28, 2011, 07:47:20 pm
Since this is the toprope forum
























































Yer gonna die.
Title: Re: TR soloing upper RNWF of HD
Post by: skully on April 28, 2011, 08:52:56 pm
Seems like an awfully long way to go to TR something. Maybe I don't get it. I dunno.
Title: Re: TR soloing upper RNWF of HD
Post by: Caz on April 28, 2011, 11:42:39 pm
haha





YER GUNNA DIE!!!!!
Title: Re: TR soloing upper RNWF of HD
Post by: mhudon on April 29, 2011, 10:36:40 am
If you're going to go through all that effort, you might as well pack a bag and sleep down on Big Sandy. It'll be pretty funny to fall off the Zig-Zags and take whatever swing you get.

Personally, I don't see that it's worth that much effort, but hey, crazy stuff is what colors life.
Title: Re: TR soloing upper RNWF of HD
Post by: mungeclimber on April 29, 2011, 02:10:17 pm
yeah, agreed. long way to TR it unless you're prepping for a speed ascent and want to frenchie it super fast thru that section.


then again, i've been know to pay almost $5 a gallon for a half day in the mtns from the bay area.  nutty shit is what this forum is about.
Title: Re: TR soloing upper RNWF of HD
Post by: Durin on May 04, 2011, 10:48:03 pm
yeah, agreed. long way to TR it unless you're prepping for a speed ascent and want to frenchie it super fast thru that section.

I want to do it fast (half dome/nose linkup) and I would also like to try to free the whole thing at some point.