Growing Up on the South Face of Half Dome

Dave Schultz says, “That route is a nightmare. I’ll never go back. If you fall off the dike, every six inches there’s a razor-sharp crystal. One pitch I got 60, 70 feet off the belay, couldn’t stop. Finally there’s barely a stance. I had to lie down on the dike to drill. I could barely swing the hammer without knocking myself off. It took me six or seven hours to drill one bolt.”

Dave Schultz commenting on what it was like setting up the route Karma in an amazing article in Rock and Ice Magazine about the new Growing Up route put up on the South Face of Half Dome in Yosemite.

Read the article called The Better Half online at the Rock and Ice Magazine site.