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  • Half Dome

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    つい先日、掲示板に登場した少年Climber: Scott君のニュースが、
    今朝のSan Jose Mercury新聞にありました。
    The sheer granite face of Half Dome towers 4,400 feet over Yosemite Valley
    like a dare. Climbers who accept that dare average three days to scale the
    steep “Death Slabs'” and ascend Half Dome’s Regular Northwest Face, the
    route first conquered in 1957. Scott Cory, 14, of Brentwood, bagged it
    Thursday. Took him half the day. It was good training. Tagged with
    the nickname”Spider Boy” for his feats on rock, Scott holds claim as
    the youngest climber ever to achieve one-day summits of Half Dome and
    “The Nose” of El Capitan. Now comes a more grueling challenge.
    Later this year, he will attempt to tackle both routes within 24 hours
    to become one of 15 people, and by far the youngest, to achieve
    the storied “Yosemite Double…”   (中略)
    On Thursday, Scott ended the Half Dome climb worn out — not so much
    from the seven-hour ascent of the granite wall, but from the seemingly
    interminable three-hour hike down.
    来年(2005)はHalf Dome初登頂から130年目に当ります。
    “The first known non-indigenous man to conquer Half Dome was George
    Anderson on Oct. 12, 1875.” 


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