Dingus Milktoast wrote:You may want to test yourself on one of the classic Yosemite 5.8 'grade' routes:
Bishop's Terrace. With a 200' rope you can do it in one pitch (take a full rack). Fingers, hands (on MY the HANDS!), a little easy wideness, steep finish, solid pro... rap anchor; need two ropes.
Good for an afternoon or evening cool down/trial. If you can send that crack comfortably you are at the Yosemite 5.8 grade level.
The other routes mentioned are good ones. Nutcracker (Suite) may get mentioned to you - a classic Royal Robbins route on Manure Pile, to the right of After 6 and After 7. Its not an expecially difficult line but its 5 pitches and the crux is the last one and if you actually fall from the crux you stand a good chance of breaking an ankle (as have many). I'm just giving you a heads up - if you DO want to do Nutcrack, do Bishop's Terrace first, see how you do.
dfrancom wrote:how about snake dike? how does the runout 5.4 compare to normal modern ratings? is it true 5.4 on the upper pitches. I think this would be a really fun way to summit Half Dome.
Dingus Milktoast wrote:dfrancom wrote:how about snake dike? how does the runout 5.4 compare to normal modern ratings? is it true 5.4 on the upper pitches. I think this would be a really fun way to summit Half Dome.
Well.... its October my friend. The cables are down and we are one storm away from winter. Its a bugger of an approach and going down the cables when the poles are down is not for the timid. I'd say save this one for next year and do it when you have 14 hours of sunlight to burn.
Dingus Milktoast wrote:dfrancom wrote:I like to suffer!
It wasn't you I was thinking about brother.
You will have to take your own decisions, of course!
Cheers and good luck with your trip
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