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ronRoute Climbed: snake dike Date Climbed: September 31,2001  Sucess!
Did this route for the 5th or 6th time and had a blast as usual. Started the approach about 8:00pm under a full moon and arrived at base about midnight. Everytime I do this route the approach is better marked. This time under moonlight had the easiest time getting to the base due to the HUGE amount of "ducks" along the way. I'm suprised no one has put a sign at the base to denote the starting point(I'm not suggesting this). No more skills in finding the base. First time I did it many years ago, there was barely a trail to follow and never saw a duck the entire way. The ducks made night navigation a breeze, but I use to enjoy the slabs near the base. This route can be done with a very small rack of a couple of cams and 3 or 4 slings. Still as fun as the first time I did it and we never saw another person on the route that day. A first for me!
Posted Oct 8, 2001 5:12 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: Regular NW face Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!


Great route, not really a wall route, if it weren't so damn far to get up there, everybody would do it in a day, comparable to DNB or Steck/Salathe.

Go up the slabs, it the easy way.
Posted Sep 18, 2001 4:12 pm

mconnellRoute Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: Sept, 1999  Sucess!
Too damn many people, and there's a better view from Cloud's Rest.
Posted Jul 17, 2001 12:11 pm

JohnRoute Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: October 4-5, 1998  Sucess!


I did this hike during my first ever visit to YNP. I arrived on Saturday around 4pm, got my permit to camp at Little Yosemite, and headed up the John Muir Trail. Somewhere above the upper Mists Trail junction I ran into a middle-aged couple coming down who told me to tell their friends (farther up the trail) that due to the late hour, they weren't going to wait up for their friends anymore and were heading straight to the parking lot. They just had day packs so I asked them if they or their friends had any flashlights. They had one but didn't know about their friends. Great - what wonderful "friends" to have. Anyway, I ran into the others about 20 min later and gave them the news and then continued on to set up camp. At night, there were about 5 bears wandering through the campground and you could hear them moving from tent to tent. The next day I headed up to the summit where I shared in a flask of red wine brought up a group I hooked up with, one of whom was a Welsh fisherman who had moved to California and lost 3 (1-man) fishing boats at sea but managed to survive all 3 times. I've met as many interesting people on this hike as any other (the other notable one being Machu Picchu). The park took down the posts and 2x4's about a week later so I was lucky to get there when I did. Overall an enjoyable hike, but very crowded on the summit.
Posted Jun 28, 2001 10:06 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: 6/8/01  Sucess!


Free soloed Snake Dike (5.7). Climbing this incredible route without having to stop to belay was a lot of fun. Completed the technical portion in 22 minutes.
Posted Jun 9, 2001 10:10 am

bigwallyRoute Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: Since 1976  Sucess!


I've been Blesed with many trips up Snake Dike, with various partners, since 1976. This is clearly one of the finest rock climbs that one could ask for ; spectacular location, stunning views and an almost mystical quality of the rock. The Creator worked in strange ways, and surely this is one of the Funnest and Strangest.!!!!
Posted May 10, 2001 2:24 am

JoshRoute Climbed: Snake Dike twice, and the Cables Route once Date Climbed: 4/01, 9/00, and 7/99  Sucess!


Snake Dike is an awesome day of easy rock climbing (5.7, but mostly easier) in an incredible setting! I've climbed it with Ryle twice.

The Cables Route is so crowded in the summer, that it's almost unpleasant.
Posted May 4, 2001 11:19 pm

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