FKT: Natalie Ghelfi - Half Dome, Yosemite (CA) - 2018-05-09

Route variation
any route up & down
Gender category
Finish date
Total time
3h 14m 1s

I set out early around 6am with Ryan Ghelfi this morning for the Half dome Fkt. I went up the traditional route and Ryan up the climbers route that Dean Potter had used. I reached the sub dome and saw Ryan descending as I was about to start my climb. He was too far off from the mens time and decided to continue back up for a second summit as I climbed for my first EVER summit. I reached the top in 2:00:30. On the way down I decided to take the climbers trail for the fun of it. And I have a certain proclivity for loops. In hindsight the trail would have been faster for me at that point. The scrambling on tired legs was quite slow. As soon as I was back on a smooth trail my I found my legs again and finished in a time of 3hrs 14min and 1 second.