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Feb 25, 2009, 4:31 PM

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Re: [sspssp] Half Dome Regular NW Face route Portaledge
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I've only done RNWF as a day climb. The "bivies" at the 6th and 12th pitches looked a bit grim. Big sandy is pretty long, but rather narrow. I wouldn't call it Big (and it doesn't really have any sand any more either).

Nah....the bivy on top of 12 is actually a pretty good sleep. Just wide enough to lie down in, and just long enough for 2. And it sits right about halfway up the route in terms of hours of climbing. The top of the 6th does kind of suck as a bivy, admittedly. ANd yeah, the sand has been gone for a couple decades now....
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go ahead, load it up with 80 lbs or more of gear, food, water, poop system, etc and hike a couple of miles. Make sure your hike has a healthy elevation gain. We'll wait......

And, OP, disregard this last statement can get water at the base during most years, so long as you don't show up late season.. be sure to treat it.... and as for 80 lbs of gear...we're talking about the RNF here, Marc, not Mescalito or Trango Tower...... you should be able to do with a total maximum of more like about 25 lbs of gear each....plenty to do that route.
Have a blast.

(This post was edited by graniteboy on Feb 25, 2009, 4:39 PM)

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