Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
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I love to watch people having fun on the Half Dome hike. You gotta smile when you see a group like this trekking up to pay homage to the Dome.
They were from a Bay Area Junior High School. Pretty clever way to keep track of everyone. The balloons got a little deflated as the day wore on. Cool!
On Saturday, a 42-year-old Spanish climber fell while speed climbing up the Nose on El Capitan. He was doing a pendulum traverse between 2 points when he lost control, swung for approximately 50 feet, and hit the wall. He fell 80 feet below his last anchor. Thud. YOSAR plucked him and he is now in Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. So far no one has fallen off Half Dome. Knock on granite!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Fatigue makes cowards of us all” – Vince Lombardi, former NFL coach
*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com