Climbs 7
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 2684m a.s.l
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John Muir Trail © Mark Collins

Crag features

The classic profile of Half Dome, recognizable worldwide, sits over the east end of Yosemite Valley like a distant guardian. Glaciers cleaved the dome clear in half, leaving incredible slab climbs on the sunny southern aspect such as Snake Dike (5.7) and Southern Belle (5.12) to amazingly steep lines on the Northwest face. The regular route on the Northwest face is one of many aid climbers' first objectives, but it makes for a great, adventurous free climb as well. 

Even the hiking route up to the summit visor, via the cables, is classic, and it is no wonder why this formation was used for the North Face's logo.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Half Dome summit
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summit 21
  Northwest Face
3 Regular Northwest Face 5.9 c1 *** 99
Climb name Grade
4 Northwest Face Direct A3 ** 2
5 Tis-sa-ack A3 ** 2
6 Zenith A4 **  
Climb name Grade
7 Arctic Seas A4  
  Southwest Face
9 Snake Dike 5.7 *** 269

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