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haishanclassic, but "X"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2002


Looking down between your legs at 120' of dangling rope, it may occur to you that you may as well be free soloing... :)
Posted Sep 27, 2009 6:15 pm

bfrenchsnake dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


Great climb with Katie.
Posted Jul 15, 2009 11:09 pm

fatdadSolo ascent  Sucess!


I third classed this in the mid-90s after I buddy and I got stormed off the Captain and I all that restless energy needed a release. The first pitch and dike were no problem. The friction pitch was totally dicey. I would've bailed if I thought that downclimbing would've been easier than going for it. A beautiful climb. I'd love to go back in saner conditions.
Posted Apr 22, 2009 3:53 pm

rdesotaJuly 2008  Sucess!


A great frictiony climb on a wonderful summer day. Long day though!
Posted Mar 21, 2009 5:54 pm

b_bettsAwesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2006


Long approach, but great climb!
Posted Nov 24, 2008 6:21 pm

LuisGijonFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008


One more of that crowd. A nice route with a few friends, in a very nice sunny day.
Posted Nov 7, 2008 10:04 pm

forjanBusy, busy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008


Just like 96avs01 said below, it was very busy on Snake Dike this day. The warm temps brought every out at the end of October. Our group had 4 paired-up teams: Luis & Vicki, Will & Christine, Cory & Mustafa, and Miguel & Joan. A fun day out with good friends.
Posted Oct 28, 2008 1:37 pm

96avs01Indian Summer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008


Busy day on Snake Dike with the balmy Indian Summer weather. My first multi-pitch in the Ditch. A great route on an amazing piece of granite. Will definitely be back for a repeat in the future.
Posted Oct 26, 2008 12:13 pm

dpsiebertSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008


Climbed with Mark and Steve. Didn't like the runouts or the super long day, but still a rewarding climb.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 2:55 am

jonmeek165 Star Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007


Snake Dike is one of my favorite climbs of all time. We live a couple hours from J-Tree and go there all the time, but the views on Snake Dike are awesome! Super fun and easy climbing. We left at 4:45am on the trail, reached the base by 9am. Started climbing by 9:30am and summited by 11:30. Hung on the top for an hour then headed back down, and were done by 4:45pm. Nice long 12 hour day!!! Celebrated with many margaritas that evening at the cabin in Groveland (30min outside the gate off hwy120)
Posted Feb 7, 2008 1:45 pm

Rice ClimberNight Climb*  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Rice Climber

Started climbing mid afternoon, equipped with bivy gear, a pasta dinner, and a bottle of Pinot Noir. Last few pitches and the 3rd/4th class to the top were done in the dark (made things interesting). Fun times, fun times...
Posted Oct 4, 2007 5:43 pm

SharonLong wait = new friends!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1993


Climbed several times over the years:

22 Sept 1993 w/ Richard Brown of St. Albans, London -- who I met via the Camp 4 bulletin board. Delightful day! Rebolted 6/1992.

15 Sept 1994 w/ Steve Reynolds. Met Jochem & Beate Becker from Germany that day while waiting in line: the start of a great friendship that endures to this day. Saw 1 snake on the hike in: eeekkk! Avoided the worst of the steep slabs & brush by keeping to the far right when clambering up Half Dome's base to the start. Lots of boulder hopping.
Posted Oct 1, 2007 3:39 am

fossanasnake dike


July ?, 2000

Posted Apr 9, 2007 1:05 am

WallylongridgeThe route to do in the 70's  Sucess!


A fun way to get to the top of the Dome
Posted Feb 15, 2007 4:11 pm

ScottySMinimal gear, maximum scary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2004


Well, the descent down the icy cables route was scary, anyway. Our little 30m 8.5mm wasn't in the mood to try and rap that action, and oncoming darkness forced a sense of urgency.

The Snake Dike route itself was super fun and over too quickly.

Read all about it in our "Half Dome in March" trip report....
Posted Feb 13, 2007 6:40 pm

FlexA Blast  Sucess!


A 1 day round trip from the Valley with my friend Wendy. Long day but sure was a blast.
Posted Dec 19, 2006 7:10 pm

Eric LLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

Eric L

I did this climb with my friend Mickey and his 13 year old son. We started at 7:00a.m in the Valley and got to the base of the climb around 11:00. We had to wait for a couple of hours on other partys before we got started. We ended up toping out in the dark with head lamps on and made it back to camp finally around 3:00a.m the next morning. Excelent climb with great views all the way up. The climbing is easy but run out.
Posted Nov 14, 2006 2:27 am

awagherFirst Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2006


First time swapping leads with Miguel. First time swapping leads on a multipitch. First time climbing in the Valley.
Posted Nov 8, 2006 10:09 pm

ncfittonPerfect climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006


Walked in late Saturday night and bivied overnight on the shoulder of Liberty Cap above Nevada Falls. Started the first pitch around 8.30am - we had the route to ourselves and it was perfect weather all weekend. Took us about 4.5 hours with a 50m rope - we conservatively set up more belays than we probably needed to. You can protect the runout pitches by slinging knobs and flakes.
Posted Nov 1, 2006 9:17 pm

danbknoxattempted summit
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006


After a long hike up, and climbing 3 pitches up the weather broke. Lightening, thunder and hail forced us to retreat. I'll have to try it again someday.
Posted Jul 1, 2006 5:25 pm

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