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Offline buffalohorn

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Slab approach to Half Dome
« on: June 07, 2006, 05:53:20 pm »
I will be going up there with my buddy to scope Kali Yuga within the next month. If any of you are local to Yosemite area and do not know the approach, lets hook up and go up there. I don't mind sharing my knowledge of this approach because it is a hell of alot faster if you know were your going!!! And Half Dome is the most beautiful wall in the valley, in my opinion. So if your down, let me know and when my plans get more solid I'll let you know!!

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006, 06:29:41 pm »
Definetely post up when you know some dates. I'm planning on being down there a few times over the next month. I'd love to check out that approach.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 07:04:40 pm »
i'll be there in july.  if your still around i'd love to check it out and carry loads for trade...

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006, 09:37:58 am »
has the snow at the base melted out yet?

wait, hold a sec....

here we go...

http://www.yosemite.org/vryos/AhwahneeMeadowCam.htm  (too cloudy this morning)


i'd be up for going if you're going this coming weekend.

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006, 06:25:02 pm »
There is still a little bit of snow at the very base of the wall, but the slabs are clear.  Watch out for rockfall as you're going up the drainages--last Saturday there were two episodes of rockfall where head-sized rocks were screaming down the slabs.  Glad I was on the wall by then!

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2006, 01:25:53 pm »
Turns out we may go to the valley this sunday june 18th. Tioga pass is supposed to open on Saturday at 8 am!!!! I will post tomorrow if this plan is final.

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Re: Slab approach to Half Dome
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009, 10:48:55 pm »
Heads up, Ya'll......Active Rockfall in the Area. I'd scout carefully.............Yowza!

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Re: Slab approach to Half Dome
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 01:21:03 pm »


I haven't done this approach, but I think the image shows most of it.  Taken 5/9/09

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Re: Slab approach to Half Dome
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 01:27:36 pm »
It's pretty easy for a monkey......if you're in a jungle, you're off route.
There used to be 3 short fixed rope sections, useful for humping loads.
I've only done it 50 or 60 times, so what kinda authority am I?
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« Last Edit: September 07, 2009, 05:57:59 pm by skully »