300m, 7 pitches. 5.7R (run out). Recently voted 'the best 5.7 in the world' by an American climbing magazine (or for us Brits, VS). "A 7 pitch route up the slabs of Half Dome, Only two difficult moves on it, very little gear"... says dave657. Others will disagree, several tricky moves can be found on the first traverse alone. But memory will always be drawn to those long yet technically steady quartz dikes snaking up towards the clear blue sky... ROUTE. PITCH 1: Begin on a ledge by stunted trees 35m below an overhang which has a #4 Friend-size letterbox in it. Head up steadily until a traverse left beneath the overhang leads up to an obvious belay. This traverse is the crux, the famous 5.7 'glass traverse' and Contender for shiniest rock in the world -(yes, more polished than Chudleigh). 'Piss on your shoes' is the advice from Speedos-wearing/banana hammock Valley Vet at Camp 4. Wet shoes or dry, a high line is a challenge, place high runners before commiting. PITCH 2: 5.5 wanders wildly rightwards above the overhang and runs out a tad to the bolts, up through a small awkward rise to a two bolt belay. PITCH 3: The Supertopo crux. A 5.7 slab traverse leftwards, this at least has friction and joins the first dike commencing the cream of the route - the 25m run out mania. Ignore the double bolt belay to help with rope drag. One bolt on way eases tension to a two bolt belay (45m pitch). PITCH 4: Up (50m) of more 25m run out madness up the famous snaking quartz dike (or dikes as it happens), all at roughly HVD. Despite assertions otherwise, the holds are not always positive on the Dikes and many require pinches etc. While the climbing is steady, the exposure, vulnerability to cross winds and the run outs demand care. Gear initiative will get you nowhere on the first 5.4 runout pitch, but can prove very handy for those seeking protection higher up on apparently run out sections. PITCH 5 Look to join a rightwards branching dike taking a traverse across via a bolt. Climb the left side of an overlap (gear) to a two bolt belay above a hole (40m). PITCH 6 up dike to 2 bolt belay 5.4r (37m). PITCH 7 Head up the '5.2' slabs above, trickier than you'd expect, aiming to connect with an overlap and ample gear. Belay on ledge, gear. PITCH 8 Heads steadily through a series of roofs and wide cracks at 5.2, has ample gear. The post route 'scrambling' equals a lot of friction trudging up the vaunted moonscape to the famous summit. NOTES: Treat Supertopo's rack description with scepticism, this moderator managed to place a #4 friend 4 times on the route despite big gear being supposedly defunct on Snake Dike. Also, consider a late afternoon ascent to beat the crowds. It is said that a moonlight ascent with torches is apparently a great pick-me-up for the jaded Valley veteran... photos here please of any nutters doing that. WARNING: Despite the glass traverse and 25m run-outs on the 50m pitches, most climbers will find the crux to actually be the chaotic descent down the cables from the summit of Half Dome with all the other visitors... you'll see.

Ticklists: Parois-de-legende, Road to the Nose - SuperTopo.

Just Another Dave 28/Sep AltLd

Excellent description above. A unique, must-do route. Way too busy: annoying crowds, some with poor passing etiquette or just plain nuts. (Unless you want to climb/descend in the dark. Some do). Not as severe as is made out; it's really not 5.7R, it's 5.7 (5.4R) as the tricky bits are well protected, either with good nearby gear or bomber bolts. Not HVS or even VS. In English, pitch grades would be HS 4c,4b,4c,HVD,VD,D,Mod, Mod, Plod.... Nine hours-ish car to car, with an hour or two on top. Strongly recommend Hog Heaven pizza and Lagunitas after.

with Jo Bertalot
xbraddersx 14/Sep AltLd O/S

Set off from Upper Pines at about 3.30 am. Made steady progress until the 'Lost Lake' which is aptly named. Ended up approaching from the west face, climbing through trees and bushes until we eventually got to the south face. Legs were hurting already. Started climb at about 10.30 am after waiting for a party of three to progress. Pitch 1 was unexpectedly scary with insecure slab moves with ground fall potential. Pitch 3 was a difficult move (H led) but I faced a massive pendulum on second as H missed bolt. Pitch 4 very run out; party above went off route and ended up abseiling down. Make sure to stay on the dyke. Pitches 5,6,7 and 8 were as run out as described, with pitch 7 being another 'easy' slab. The endless class three slabs really are endless and gave us time to admire the view! Descending the cables was okay as made the top late in the day. Descended in darkness, in the same way we came up. One day we will see Nevada Falls.

Hidden 08/Sep Lead
John McKenna 13/Aug AltLd O/S

Good day out. Probably HVS because of belay - belay 40m runouts on polished but positive knobs. Only need 2 cams, 5 draws + slings. Good day. Funny reading a lot of these comments

Hidden 25/Jul AltLd O/S
NatCheeseman 25/Jul AltLd
with tobra
conorjclarke 23/Jun AltLd O/S
with Sam Bjork
Hidden 06/Jun Lead O/S
Ceridwen 03/Jun AltLd O/S
with Paul Aubrey
Hidden ?/Jun AltLd O/S
Pete_Frost 27/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Crux is the walk in! Lost Lake got that name for a reason. Go along the trail from the Nevada Falls until the rocky ridge from Liberty Cap runs out, then turn left into a clearing, and walk back along this broad valley which is covered in forest and dead trees. Half Dome is to your right. Go along a couple more marshy clearings then keep right - if you follow the obvious trail on the left you'll end up in a ravine and have to climb steep slabs to look down on Lost Lake. At the end of Lost Lake go right up slabs and vegetation to reach the face of Half Dome. Traverse left until you get to the ridge with trees and you can see the route above and to your right after yet more easy scrambling. Take gloves for the descent down the cables. Out of season the Park Service remove the poles and these big, steel wires lay flat on the rock. You can still descend them, but gloves take the pain out of it.

with Blake
Hidden 27/Oct/16 AltLd
richshark 10/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Certainly a day to remember with many lessons learned. although the climb itself was super easy, setting off too late in the day leading two inexperienced climbers nearly ended up in disaster when we got benighted. Having ran out of food and water at 5pm I let one of the other guys take a lead (pitch 7) as i was getting tired. the pitch was at least 30m from belay to belay with no gear. on arriving at the ledge (no bolts) we soon found ourselves in a whole world of shit when we realised tom forgot to take rack and had no gear to set up a belay. It took a couple of hours of heated deliberation and a phone call to mountain rescue, (who told us we were on our own until the next day), until i reluctantly accepted i had to untie from my end of the rope. Separating the party in complete darkness, to allow tom to haul up the gear and set up a belay. with great difficulty he managed to throw the rope back down with his pack tied to the end as a weight, and although the closest he could get it was about 7m to our right, i managed to throw a line of cord and several slings all tied together with a taped open biner at one end, and managed to hook the rope, on what must have been the 20th time of trying. Tears of elation weaped from my eyes as i tied back into the rope after being stranded for several hours, perched on a tiny nodule, shivering and clipped with dyneema to two rusty bolts 2000m above sea level, with a genuine fear that one more mistake would have been our last. Once tied back in we slowly and carefully made our way through the last pitches of the climb, adding in several more belays and moving together with the odd peice of gear even on the upper slopes to ensure no more silly mistakes would cost us dearly. We finally topped out at 2am, 9 hours after running out of food and water. Once we packed up our gear and donned warm jackets and hiking boots we bagan to look for the cables to make our way back down. To our complete disbelief when wondering around the huge summit plateau, we saw two head torches in the distance, at first i thought i was hallucinating, then i thought it may have been mountain rescue, who had come up the cables to ab off to try and find us. It was in fact a pair of climbers / base jumpers who were about half an hour behind us on the same route, who although would not share their food or water, kindly directed us to the cables where we began the 8 mile down climb / hike back to the valley floor campsite. It was on this hike that the hallucinations did take effect, along with the sheer desperation for water, made worse by the constant sound of waterfalls and streams so close but so dangerously far in the darkness which hid the sheer drop off edges that we traversed into the rocky waters below. Finally at around 5am, we found the holy grail itself that was, as signposted on the hike in, the last water stop on the John Muir trail that we had hiked both 8 miles up and down by this point. after filling up our camelbaks and drinking every drop of water i could fit in my body, we continued down the trail another half hour or so until we finally arrived at our vehicle. So desperate to sleep yet so hungry, we plucked up the energy to light a BBQ and devour all the steaks we had waiting in our coolbox which luckily the bears did not see hidden in the wagon whilst we were gone. Lesson one.. Timing.. Although easy climbing, this trip, if like us Brits you don't know the area, should be planned, including adding enough time to get up, find the start of the trail, not waste an hour in the cafe, and complete the 8 mile, almost vertical walk in that took much longer than anticipated. Lesson two.. Choose your partner.. If your going to turn up stupidly late, don't mess about and get on with the climb, with my usual climbing partner i think we would have still topped out, just with some light in the sky. But we wasted to much time going over basic techniques that shouldn't have been getting taught on the side of half dome. Lesson three.. Ignore the bit in the guide book that says it can be done on a single rope! Yes its possible but when things go wrong a single is not enough. If we were on doubles we could have gotten out of that problem quickly and safely and at worse abbed off.

with al, tom
mattfarr 08/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Sinead
Pippa 06/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Night under the stars in bear country but still fourth party on route. Stunning. Helped bring up soloist about to bail on first three friction pitches.

with Random Eastern European guy, Jamie Thornley
Hidden 04/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 28/Sep/16 AltLd rpt

Got up and down this quicker than before, and led the pitches I didn't lead last time. Matt found a way of doing the top pitch with gear, unlike me last time. Was amusing watching tourists on the way down crapping their pants due to the exposure and calling us crazy for walking on the outside of the cables. A lot less snow and glaciers visible in the high country compared to 4 years ago which was sad. All the hiking destroyed us for 2 days afterwards.

with Matthew Porter
Hidden 28/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Neil Adams 27/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Ally F
Alasdair Fulton 27/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

I think the actual climb was the only respite from the punishing pace of keeping up with Neil. Bit of time wasted going too far and missing the start of the route (noticing my error when we reached the shoulder and could see the North Face - woops). 8hrs 15mins car to car.

jing 19/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

A gloriously beautiful climb. But this climb (and half dome itself) is too busy for its own good. We set off at around 5am, and arrived at the climb around 9am, and four or five parties were already ahead of us. Not sure what the solution is, except for getting up at even more ridiculous hour, or staying at little yosemite valley, neither of which sounds very appealing to me... The climbing is very nice. But atmosphere ruined by too many people; you're either waiting or having to share bolts with the next party. The 3rd class granite slabs on top just go on forever. The cable descent is a shit show. There were a lot of us held up but some woman moving at about 2 inches per hour and not letting people pass. I thought it was a bit dangerous, for herself and for all the people stuck behind her on the steep face. Do I recommend this climb? Absolutely, if you haven't done it. It is the quintessential Yosemite experience you must not miss. Would I ever do it again? No way. Led only P6.

with Vince L
Hidden 14/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
David Maddison 17/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/16 2nd O/S
ClemmieMitchell 13/Aug/16 AltLd
with Abraham Gertler
Tomish 10/Jul/16 AltLd
with Mukund Tibrewala
Robs_Uren 15/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Ridiculously Scary and unnecessarily dangerous, needs more and new bolts to avoid 30m runouts on rust. Fun climbing though I'd put the crux at E1/2

with Caitlin
Caitlin 15/Jun/16 2nd

Most traumatic day of my life! The bolts are now rusty and in need of TLC!

madguernseyboy 14/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Wildstyle 14/Jun/16 2nd

Long hike in and out! Very long run outs, glad I was only seconding!

wnicholson 09/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

The crux of the route is finding it so when you exit the forest and see the slabs and then the side of half dome its not further round its the massive streak dike up the side. Some people followed us the wrong way then overtook us at the end and started climbing up a random part of half dome

GHawksworth 09/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
steve-grigg 09/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Philip
Hidden ?/Jun/16 AltLd
monsteratt 22/May/16 AltLd

Great day out only slightly ruined by the ques. Great way to get to the top of Half Dome for amazing views. It's true that the slabs at the top do seem to go on forever!

joeflan 02/May/16 AltLd O/S


nickwhimster ?/May/16 AltLd O/S
steve gould 01/Nov/15 Lead
with barbara luke
will_lake 24/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Andy Mitchel
colin milton 02/Oct/15 AltLd
with eric milton
smokeyj 26/Sep/15 AltLd

moonlight ascent, left camp 4 about 17:30. amazing climb. long round trip from camp 4 (20 miles) got back to camp 4 just after 6 am

with pete scott
TGreen 25/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Lots of fun! We shared the belays with some hilariously RAD Americans, a completely different climbing culture to the UK, Fist bumps all round! I had sore feet so did the endless slabs to the top bare foot, had a sketchy moment when I stayed still too long, the sweat built up on my feet and I started to slide, luckily more slowly than I could scamper upwards.

Rosie Henstock 25/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
keith_duncan 18/Sep/15 2nd

We left Camp Curry at 04:30 with food and 3l of water. The hike in along the Mist Trail was easier than when I hiked it in April despite having more gear. I wore my base layers but had to strip them off by the time we reached the first bridge. Our plan was for Aaron our guide to lead the pitches with Tim and I seconding. The hike to the base of the climb took about four and a half hours. Once there we skipped the line and Aaron blasted up the first pitch soloing to the first belay. Tim seconded and I followed behind him cleaning. We didn't do the normal third pitch, Aaron instead led up the 5.9X variant off the second belay to save time. This pitch requires good friction on your feet until you reach the overhang and then after stepping up and over (bomber foot hold on the right of the overhang) it gets easier. The slabs at the top of the climb really are endless and were hard work for me to hike. It took about forty minutes of zig zagging our way up to read the summit plain. Going down the hikers route cables we all went outside the right hand cable, I used my personal anchor on the wire and skipped the queue to get to the bottom quickly. We made better time on the hike down, and took the John Muir trail for some easier terrain. We got back to Camp Curry at 17:30, 13 hours door to door.

with Aaron Jones, Tim Lucas
Graeme Hammond 17/Sep/15 Lead O/S

led all pitches

Hidden 17/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Greg M 17/Sep/15 AltLd
with Nick T
Hidden 17/Sep/15 Lead
JBO 17/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Becky E 17/Sep/15 2nd O/S

As a team of 4, which reduced the scariness by making it more sociable. Good work to Graeme for leading it all, especially as it's so bold. Endless slabs to finish... superb day out.

with Fran, Maia, Graeme Hammond
Hidden 04/Sep/15 AltLd
maybe_si 04/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, had to queue but met some friendly people, fairly brutal descent with a knackered knee!

with Jez
CatMc ?/Sep/15 2nd
with clams
clams ?/Sep/15 Lead

What a climb! 3 hrs. Missed the bolt before the crux on P3 and had a moment

Hidden 30/May/15 AltLd O/S
poeter210 30/May/15 AltLd O/S
justaddpowder 17/Apr/15 Lead
Ccmilree 17/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Richard Goodey ??/2015 AltLd

Sweet route, must do.

Matt77 29/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Ryan led the hardest pitches. I thought it was going to be plain sailing for me until I came up against the '5.2' traverse on pitch 6! The whole day was great; the walk-in, the climb, having the summit to ourselves, descending the cables and the walk-out. Best climbing adventure I've had so far.

RyanOsborne 29/Oct/14 AltLd

Lead 1,3,5 and 7ish. Excellent route. The first pitch would probably be quite hard for VS.

alooker 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
with Ed
mrteale 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

9 hours trailhead to trailhead, fast and fun day.

with alook
Ahab ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Lead all but second pitch

matt_read 20/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
petecallaghan 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Wow! I lead all but the last pitch.

steveprice.exmouth 17/Sep/14 2nd
with Pete Callaghan
silviac 17/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Andy Fielding 14/Jun/14 AltLd

Started late afternoon. Arrived on top just as the sun was setting.

with Antoine Bard
mjeffery 05/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
with J
duncan 04/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Theeni 29/May/14 Lead O/S

Epic 15 hour day. Huge runouts, took the sketchy higher traverse. Cables not too crowded, perhaps as a result of the permit system. Climbers don't need permits to descend and there didn't seem to be anyone checking anyway

with Jo
Stickle Tarn 16/Apr/14 AltLd
Hidden 15/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Neil ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Ollie B 02/Oct/13 Solo O/S

Ace. 6Hours curry village and back the afternoon before being thrown out of the park.

Murilo Lessa 09/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Beautiful day, wicked line!

with Andrew Cook
herman0055 05/Sep/13 AltLd
with scott mayled, Glen bloomer
scott mayled 05/Sep/13 AltLd

Hard walk in but well worth it. Super long scary run outs cheers George for an unforgettable day!

Little AndyH ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Matt17 ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Absolutely brilliant adventure, loved every minute of it! Well the walk back was a bit of a killer on the knees, descending the cables is the crux!

with Andy, Ali
AndyCook ?/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Laurence Cowton 29/Aug/13 AltLd

Let Howie take the first few pitches, then had a go at the run out VDiff pitches. Scary stuff. The cables down were surprisingly sketchy!

with Howie, Donald
Hidden 29/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
jonnyboy 14/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Robinson
HowieB ?/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jul/13 2nd
alex_paisley 09/Jun/13 AltLd β

Good solid climb, but be weary of the rest of the day surrounding this climb. The approach is long and we had trouble finding the climbers trail leading us to a random slab we had to scramble off of. There are a lot of cairns to take you the wrong way. On the first pitch on the glassy traverse, my partner placed high gear, then down climbed quite a ways under the roof and found the less polished rock. Half way up the climb we ran out of water in 40c weather after bringing 2L each. While flashing our gear and dancing for water on the summit from hikers made it a unique experience, if its hot bring more water than you think.

mattking_109 09/Jun/13 Lead

A big day. Slightly challenging to actually get to the start of the route - from the point where you break from the john muir trail there isn't really a path. The climbing is fun, the crux being the 3rd pitch traverse in my opinion, although there is actually a bolt half way across which helps. The runout sections are easy. Take 3l of water.

with Alex Paisley
Martin Bagshaw 12/Oct/12 AltLd

Left the campsite at 5am, got back to the campsite at 7.30pm. Took our time, though were one of the first parties on the route, and had about 8 parties arriving within 10 minutes of us, at about 9am. Super run out, but easy climbing, stopping to take photos with a 20m+ runout while waiting for the anchor above to become free. On the last pitch I lead, the only gear was the anchor! A pretty easy climb overall, but you've got to trust your feet. A good way to end a Yosemite trip as my legs got ruined from the 15 or so mile hike.

with Christine Belk
Hidden ?/Oct/12 -
tim newton 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
tuukka 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Maija
GraMc 07/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

climbed on a quick stop over whilst driving across country. fantastic fun route with two great friends!. masons 1st multi-pitch and 3rd ever route

with mason, brian fencil
Giles Eperon 30/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with eddie, jena meinecke
alan1234 ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Andy Fielding 06/May/12 AltLd

15.5 hours car to car with a 0315 wake up call. Long walk in, brilliant climbing, long walk out. The cables were down (i.e. flat on the rock) so we had to hand over hand down them to get off the top. Didn't really believe my feet would stick on the glassy traverse of pitch one but somehow they did. Pitch two has a tricky move out of sight of your belayer. Pitch three was delicate and run out. The rest was like climbing up a dragons back with a bolt every 25m! After the endless slabs to the top we virtually had the place to ourselves. Definately worth the effort (it was Claire's third time) but it's not called Snake "Hike" for nothing.

with Claire Poppett
EddieG 17/Oct/11 Lead β

A phenomenal day after bivvying at Little Yosemite Valley Camp. Much easier to head straight to the left of the roof on P1 rather than head right and traverse. Found the mini-roof on P2 the crux of the route after climbing into trouble. Belaying just after the traverse on P3 is a good idea if you need to coach your second through the moves. All in an awesome experience.

with Zoe Gapper
maria85 ?/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Gareth
stuart34 23/Sep/11 Solo
Chris Sansum 19/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Chris P1-5, Gary P6-10.

with Gary Lewin
Hidden 16/Sep/11 AltLd
Andrew Sandercock ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

13 hours car to car, plenty of waiting around at bottom of route even with a 5.45am start. Stuck behind other parties until pitch 4/5. Lead P1,3,5,7(?)

with Fraser
atolan 19/Aug/11 AltLd

Great climb on a great day. Only 2 parties in front of us.

peppermill ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Simon Bennett
Hidden 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S
DavidR 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S

All done in a day. Left Upper Pines campground at 5am and returned to Curry Village for pizza and beer at 8:30pm. 17 miles round-trip all-in, with 4hrs 20 mins to do the route. Tremendous day. Led all but the first half of pitch 2, as Hol wasn't feeling too good. Found the route pretty mentally exhausting, and a tad harrowing, even though it's not desperately hard! Having said that, the traverse on pitch 1 is utterly desperate for the grade, and I found part of the alleged 5.2 friction climbing on pitch 7 very scary. Message - do NOT underestimate this climb!

sparkass 18/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

At full moon, as recommended by Pete. Topped out at sunrise. Brilliant!

andymcbill 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Alt leads me on first and third etc. Great.

with Ben warrick
pete87abs 14/Jun/11 Solo O/S

roped, in the full moon, solitude!!

Hidden ?/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
daviesxxx ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Ed Booth 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Roel Driesen
Adam Booth 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Roel, Ed Booth
Graeme Gilchrist 01/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with craig, Mark
Andy Clarke 22/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Utterly fantastic big day out, from the 6 mile walk in before dawn to the 9 mile run back to make it in time for a beer. A very striking line once the first 3 pitches get you established - the dike has such a variety and profusion of holds it feels like it was expressly designed for climbing. Avoid the worst polish on P1 by moving back down after placing gear and staying low, and enjoy the excellent friction of the bold traverse on P3. Stunning view from the top. Led P3 then it all merged into one long glorious run out!

with Chris, Dale
Zoomer 15/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Brilliant climb but very weird. Very easy 5.7 by Yosemite standards but staggeringley run out. UK grade VS/HVS 4a. Easy climbing bar the two crux's but one bolt in a 50m pitch certainly adds to the spice. Tops out (eventually) on the summit of Half Dome which is a must for anyone visiting Yosemite.

gingergeorge 15/Sep/10 AltLd
jimorothy 13/Sep/10 AltLd

Traversed very high on the 'glass' of pitch 1 and am still having nightmares about it, how I did not fall, I do not know. Very run out, obviously world class.

with Rachel Crolla
Barry Kerslake 08/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Very run out.

with Luke F
Hidden ?/Sep/10 -
Dale ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

What a day? 6 mile walk in super climbing andy had some bad enchalotas the day b4 the smells coming out of him was so bad could smell it half way up first pitch. It was a cold on the route ended up having to hump the dike to keep warm. When we got to the top I had tears in my eyes so good. amazing views. We then had to run down 9 miles to make to make the all you can eat buffet.

with Chris
Byronius Maximus ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Great fun climb and good day out.

Hidden ?/Sep/10 AltLd
ablackett 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Nearly didn't climb it because we couldn't find it! It was about 6-700m further left than we thought it was. Fantastic day out, the friction traverses are terrifying and the run outs keep you concentrating!

with Kyle
yarbles 22/Aug/10 Lead

Great route, do it with doubles if you want to protect your second on the friction traverse.

with Jo
Blackthorn 22/Aug/10 2nd
with Ollie
clairepoppett 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Jimmy O
Jimmy O 18/Jun/10 AltLd

Only a fool would try to traverse that shiny granite work surface, right? Although with good gear if you slip you do get to run down the slab towards your belayer!

Hidden 03/Jun/10 AltLd
colkurtz 03/Jun/10 2nd
with Robb
HIGHTOWER 15/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Great day out.

with Patch
Hidden 15/Oct/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
simon kimber ?/Oct/09 Solo O/S

topped out in time to watch the sunset, lovely

Julesthe1st 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Took a wrong turn on the approach.Spent hours trudging down through an overgrown gorge only to find ourselves back on the Mist Trail about 4 hours after setting off. Still we persevered (having already gone through all our water) and eventually found the route. Enjoyed the route and suffered a dehydrated hike back to Camp 4. Happy Days!

with shino
hlegge 24/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

8/10 Lovely runnouts, VERY crowded, make sure that you get there as early as possible or you might end up waiting for 5 teams above you to get off each belay station. Maybe take a small book in case this happens!

tcn_2002 24/Sep/09 AltLd
dan_o_b 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Gus 07/May/09 Lead O/S
with isaac hunt
johno072 ??/2009 AltLd
Dougie Harvey 07/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with Finlay Wild
david morse ?/Oct/08 AltLd
with rampant and general
dj_brigham05 09/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with John Jones
cat22 ?/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Mike
chris2451 ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Manny Dhaliwal
Hidden ?/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
markalmack ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with katie garrett
SteveM 28/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

A bad head day, but a stunning route.

with Kat
kitkat78 28/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Long long day, but worth every minute (once we were sitting on the top with the runouts behind us!)

with SteveM
Hidden 05/May/08 AltLd
fritz_in_aotearoa ??/2008 -
Christian Beck ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Awesome Route , nothing else needs to be said!.. :)

MikeLeeds 11/Aug/07 AltLd
with Andy Asaam
Hidden 11/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
PenJD 09/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
mikelaing ?/May/06 AltLd O/S

Tip for pitch 1. Place the pro high in the crack then cross the slab low - no one crosses it high - it's like glass!

with Pete Harrison
zero six ??/2006 AltLd O/S
datoon 02/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
with RT
Hidden ?/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
keith leonard ?/Oct/05 -
with mum
chrishedgehog 20/May/05 AltLd O/S

Hard to imagine a better experience on rock

with Joe Thompson
Hidden 16/Sep/04 AltLd
mjeffery 04/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
Antony Mariani ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S

Long day route. Great experience. Eat all you want buffet tasted good in the Valley afterwards!

with rlrs
Pedro50 ?/Sep/04 AltLd
with Stuart Campbell
rlrs ?/Sep/04 AltLd
Rich Kirby ?/Aug/04 AltLd
with Hugh
steveP 28/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with Chris Wynn
Hidden 28/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Will Homoky 12/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Dave Foster
Hidden ?/Mar/02 -
Hidden 05/Oct/01 AltLd O/S
Derek Furze ?/Oct/01 -
K1 29/Sep/01 AltLd
with Rachel Lavery
Hidden ??/2001 AltLd
rockcat 08/Oct/00 Lead O/S

A great route but very sparsely bolted!

with Wendy Whitby
lost.arrow 26/Sep/00 Lead
with Gill Heartly
sadams ?/Oct/99 AltLd
with John Boyle
dan gibson ?/Sep/99 Lead O/S
with anthony prior, helen gibson
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
with New Zealand bloke
Simonfarfaraway ?/Jul/99 AltLd O/S

Awesome route

with Steve Hastings
Hidden ??/1999 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/98 AltLd O/S
mux ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S

Led Every pitch, solo'd the first trailing the rope just to get ahead of the masses following us up to base. Marks First multi pitch route. Bit of an Eye opener for him. Good Day.

with Kiwi Mark
WB ?/May/97 AltLd O/S
with Stu
ukb & bmc shark 07/Apr/97 AltLd
with Bruce Woodley
alpinist63 ??/1997 AltLd
Hidden 27/Sep/95 Solo
Hidden 19/Sep/95 -
Nick Rundall ??/1995 AltLd O/S
Chris Ellis 26/Sep/94 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
Andy Hyslop ??/1994 -
Hidden 26/May/93 AltLd O/S
John HW ?/Sep/90 -
with Julie
keefe 21/Jul/85 -
jon 18/Sep/81 Solo

Curry Village > Curry Village 7h20. Must have been mad.

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