Half Dome
Mariposa County, California
Uploaded by Bivy Team


02 :25 hrs
2 mi
2435 ft
Climbing Routes

Towering over the east end of the Yosemite Valley, the northwest face of the world known Half Dome formation offers steep climbing with a long approach. There are two approach options. The first option is to hike from Happy Isles, up the Mist Trail and through Little Yosemite Valley. The second option and the one shown here, begins at Happy Isles and approaches via the “Death Slabs” from Mirror Lake. The slabs approach is a classic by itself. This approach option is the quicker of the two, but requires a steep and grueling hike and the use of fixed lines. The stand out routes here are “Regular Northwest Face” and “Direct Northwest Face”.

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