on Susan and Patty Get to the Top. This is a photo I took while climbing Half-Dome in Yosemite. We are approaching 9,000 feet elevation and it is a 4,000 foot drop from here. This is an old hiking buddy, Patricia, who made the climb. I took the photo. What is really funny about this particular hike is that our group had trained together for six months prior to the hike. One of the people who had trained with us was a very tall and muscular man. When he saw the final ascent pictured above, he said, "Holy shit. I'm not gonna do that." Then he sat down and refused to go up the final part.