first long multi-pitch climb and the longest day of my life✔️
We started our day at 5am Saturday morning, drove into the valley, and started our strenuous 6 mile approach to the southwest face of half dome in the heat. It was by far my most physically and mentally demanding experience to date (it was an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end, I was questioning why I bother doing this sport at all after having a panic attack on the wall during a very possible pendulum fall on slab). Long story short, we brought roughly a 2 person supply of water, barely any food, and were unprepared in many other ways (I guess this is what making dumb decisions in your 20s entails? Please don’t be idiots like us bc we could have died). Thankfully, we met a couple of generous ppl along the way who spared a little bit of water. After just over 24 hours of being awake, hiking 10 miles in the dark with 2 headlamps, and some mild hallucinations, we finally made it back down to the car just before 7am Sunday morning.
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