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Watch Yosemite’s Half Dome Light Up

Watch this short video that shows a night’s effort to light up Half Dome’s Snake Dike route.

On August 29, 2015 the American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA) placed 39 solar-powered LED lanterns temporarily up the Snake Dike route on Yosemite’s Half Dome.

Red lights went on all of the bolts and anchors, while the white lights illuminated the rest of the route.

The light show only lasted around five hours, as the ASCA cleaned the route on the rappel down.

The effort was in celebration of the ASCA, who has rebolted over 14,000 bolts across America and beyond over the last 18 years.

The director of the program is Megan Sullivan and the group was founded by Chris McNamara.

Snake Dike is a classic 5.7R route in Yosemite and was first climbed by Eric Beck, Jim Bridwell and Chris Fredericks in July, 1965.

For more on the route, visit here.

Learn more and donate: http://www.safeclimbing.org