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A party descending down the cables after a long day/night climbing up the northwest face.
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JP Griffith
Jun 6, 2014
A party descending down the cables after a long day/night climbing up the northwest face.  
Jonathan Adam
California
Jonathan Adam   California
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. Jul 20, 2016
JP Griffith
Denver, CO
JP Griffith   Denver, CO
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! Jun 21, 2014
Looks like they just stayed for the sunset. It's nice from up there. Jun 19, 2014

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