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Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy

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avatar Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 10, 2014 10:20AM
Saturday:
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=fa40a1cb-7634-42bd-bc6c-5776104037b1

I'll post some other photos later

I have no idea why u'd want to dooz this route now. Saw peeps going up Sunday too tho.
This group was still working their way up when the sun was setting.
Lots of snow covering the cable and plenty on subdome. I guess that's ok since they
had ropes... but... well... my hands are sweating just thinking about that.

Don't see a lot of extra equipment.. and they for sure were atop Z big ol dome Sat night.



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 10, 2014 01:03PM
I did it in November one time. There wasn't any snow, which I agree would be no fun on the way down the cables. But we got to the end of the technical climbing just as the sun was setting... being in the middle of a sea of granite when it lit up bright orange from the sunset was definitely worth the long hike down in the dark.





Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 10, 2014 01:05PM
Now that I think about it... going down the cables in the snow would be pretty dangerous. There's a good likelihood of either the cables freezing to the granite or being buried under enough snow that you couldn't lift them up. In which case you better start digging and hope you find something you can rappel from...
avatar Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 10, 2014 01:34PM
It sure didn't look so great on the other side...



Even from the west I was very surprised to see climbing... since the west side had some snow too.



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 10, 2014 01:39PM
Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 10, 2014 02:54PM
Very very nice. Thank you much. I suppose winter camping on the Dome is just as much against the rules as summer camping on the Dome...
avatar Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 10, 2014 03:16PM
Glorius photos from both of you! Although the photosynth makes it appear much less steep to my eyes.
avatar Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 10, 2014 08:30PM
Try this also (find them... ) :





Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 13, 2014 04:16PM
I wonder what she is reading up there.
avatar Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 13, 2014 05:06PM
Climbing Guide

or

Sierra Field Guide... trying to figure out what da heck
Chick-on is looking at you!
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May like this synth:
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=cb192532-7b39-4fcd-8c60-ced689383a05

tongue sticking out smiley



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 13, 2014 05:22PM
Killer view of Nevada Fall
Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 13, 2014 09:25PM
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yosemitejim
I wonder what she is reading up there.

A better question is, Where is her helmet? Ditto for the guy with the baseball cap.

Is it possible to just go up a ways and rappel back down? Chick-on is right that they are hardly equipped for a bivouac.

Many thanks to Chick-on for the three synths of Mt Broderick, including the gully between it and Liberty Cap.
avatar Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 14, 2014 07:02AM
smiling smiley

One from prior weekend looking at the gully ... I just love that one...
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=0dc129be-9a1f-472d-be3b-260c0b570a0b
Absolutely love Broderick... zoom in up above and you can really see how
columns form in The Sierra. Really cool.

Have too many more snyths... will get to them eventually.
Maybe should just start separate thread with them. ?

Wife really liked this photo (she has little patience for looking at all the photos... so I have to select one or two)




Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 14, 2014 03:34PM
My girlfriend wouldn't stop laughing when I told her that(Not sure why).
But we always want to look at everything that you post.



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chick-on
smiling smiley

Wife really liked this photo (she has little patience for looking at all the photos... so I have to select one or two)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2014 03:44PM by yosemitejim.
Re: Synth of Snake Dike for the Za Guy
March 14, 2014 07:07PM
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yosemitejim
I wonder what she is reading up there.

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Is it possible to just go up a ways and rappel back down?
If you bring a second rope
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