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Ascent to Half Dome-Top of 3rd pitch on 2012-05-05

Climber: Justin Johnsen

Others in Party:Katie O.
Date:Saturday, May 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Half Dome - Top of 3rd pitch
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7400 ft / 2255 m
    Remaining Elevation:1440 ft / 439 m (29% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

A relaxed and scenic hike, eventually to Snake Dike. Late start, many detours, a routefinding SNAFU scrambling up to the South (wrong) face and back down, and we started the technical climb at 2:30 pm. After the third pitch we decided to rappel down and walk back, so we wouldn't be caught looking for the (down) cables after dark on top of Half Dome.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3700 ft / 1126 m
    Elevation Loss:3700 ft / 1126 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Grade/Class:5.7 R
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3600 ft / 1096 m
    Extra Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Mist Trail, Snake Dike approach
    Trailhead:Glacier Point Apron parking lot  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time Up:7 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:Mist Trail, Snake Dike approach
    Trailhead:Glacier Point Apron parking lot  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 45 Minutes



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