Half Dome in a Day

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Does anyone have beta for doing the Regular Northwest Face in a day? I am looking for pitches that can be combined with a 60m rope, tricky route finding spots, free ratings for the aid sections that aren't listed in the Reid book, and the best approach. Thanks for any info!

-- Ronnie Miller (dylan-miller@juno.com), July 10, 1998


The key to doing it in a day is to be able to do the Zig-Zag pitches fast. The second Zig-Zag pitch is short and I believe you can combine it with the first or third, certainly with a 60m rope. The rest of the route is quite straightforward and goes quickly, especially when you are not hauling.


-- George Bell (bell@advtech.uswest.com), July 13, 1998.

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