Yearly raptor closures typically begin March 1 and remain in effect until August 1, or until further notice.
East of Glacier Point Apron. Closure includes all routes above 200 feet from the base of the cliff east of Glacier Point Apron including "A Mother's Lament" to the Illilouette Gorge. Half Dome, South Face - Overlooking Little Yosemite Valley. Closure includes all routes from "Autobahn" east to and including "South Face Route."
One of the only two routes gain to the top of Glacier Point by Glacier Point Apron. The only for mortal one. Take 8 pitches of Goodrich Pinnacle Right Side and another 8 to The Oasis. First climbed by Lou Renner and Matt Brooks 10/95 as 41 pitches grade 6 challenge. Standard rack as Goodrich Pinnacle plus few extra quickdraw. First crux 10d on 21 pitch for me was really hard with some pack and possible 10b A0. The second crux (whole block of 7-8 pitches) we bypass by new variation on the right. Definitely must light in one day.
By Jacek Czyz From: Denver, Chicago, Poland Feb 25, 2010
Me and Jacek Krawczyk climbed this route in about 20 pitches in 4 blocks with some simul climb easy section and stretching 60-meter rope few times. Take us less then 10 h at the 2003 fall. The leader climb OS above The Oasis.
Above The Ramp last quarter of the route we climb in 3-4 pitches as new variation. No bolts or iron. Small and medium cams & stopers. From the Ramp go up and easy traverse right under the slab to the belay tree on the right side of the slab. 2-nd pitch traverse left to shallow slaby chute/gully (crux 5.10/11a) using 2-3 incredible, hidden and bomber pockets/slots for pro every 15 or 20 feet and traverse few yards to left to belay ledge. Above we coiled our rope, move up class 2-3 huge slab. Last pitch of our var forces some final steep wall starting chimney/dihedral from right and traversing above overhang to left (5.9).
By Josh Higgins Mar 1, 2012 rating: 5.11b6c23VIII-23E3 5c PG13
Roberto and I did the route last fall. It's a pretty amazing route, with better climbing than I expected. The first ascentionists did a great job, although it could use a bolt or two around pitches 18-20 if I remember right both for protection and to tell you which way the route goes. For a fun trip report at pullharder.org click HERE