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Rock Climbing Photo: A party descending down the cables after a long da...
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By David Nation
Jun 19, 2014
Looks like they just stayed for the sunset. It's nice from up there.
By JP Griffith
From: Denver, CO
Jun 21, 2014
Nah watched them climb the final pitch from the summit at about 2am, then ran ahead/down the cables to get this photo. But agreed, very nice up there!
By Jonathan Guy
From: Bay Area, CA
Jul 20, 2016
Oh man...that's me in the photo. That was a long day. My partner and I had driven to the Valley without really sleeping the night before and decided to get after it car-to-car on a bloody hot day. I remember leading the last pitch and seeing the red dot of JP's headlamp above me:

I'm hallucinating -- there's no way someone is just chilling up there at 2am...Oh my god, it's an alien. Aliens are on top of Half Dome.

Then the red dot spoke to me: "Hey, how's it going?"

"I've been better...See you in a bit!" I replied, trying to sound casual.

We were pretty loopy, but it was nice to see a friendly face up there.

Thanks for the photo, JP.
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A party descending down the cables after a long day/night climbing up the northwest face.

Submitted By: JP Griffith on Jun 6, 2014
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