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Born on the 4th of July S 
Convergence T 
Crack a Cold One T 
Dog Day Afternoon S 
Half Climb S 
Half Dome Crack aka Party Time T 
Half Dome Unknown 2 TR 
Head Over Heels S 
Just Chillin' S 
Silver Slipper S 
Tin Can Alley S 
Unknown  S 

Little Half Dome Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jeff Bryan on Sep 9, 2008
This Afternoon

20° | 9°

29° | 11°

39° | 14°

39° | 16°

47° | 21°

48° | 21°
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There are a ton of new bolts here. I have never seen a soul here. The rock is good where it's good and scary where it's bad. Stick to the friction. Do not test the waters with any jugs.

Known FA - Robby Baker, 1972.

Getting There 

This is on the left past Atlantis. I think there are 2 parking lots. I will post better directions.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Little Half Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Half Dome:
Just Chillin'   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dog Day Afternoon   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: At the roof, the second crux.

Born on the 4th of July 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : South Platte : ... : Little Half Dome
This is a fun route and is very challenging. There are several crux areas. The first is above the first bolt on a thin slab. The second crux is at the overlap there are small finger pockets below the overlap, and you have to reach for a large jug up high. There is a good rest here before the route continues up a thin seam on a smooth slab. It is not a bad route! You can merge with Dog Day Afternoon after the anchor if you wish....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: The route is on the far right side. My booty is st...
BETA PHOTO: The route is on the far right side. My booty is st...
Rock Climbing Photo: South side of Half Dome.
South side of Half Dome.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route is on the front of Half Dome's far right...
BETA PHOTO: The route is on the front of Half Dome's far right...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at Half Dome.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at Half Dome.
Rock Climbing Photo: Three routes on front with bolted rap stations.
Three routes on front with bolted rap stations.
Rock Climbing Photo: Half Dome map.  Yellow - The "Sprucewood"...
BETA PHOTO: Half Dome map. Yellow - The "Sprucewood"...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chipped hold, NOT ME!!!
BETA PHOTO: Chipped hold, NOT ME!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving up the Unknown 5.10d On the far left side o...
Moving up the Unknown 5.10d On the far left side o...

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By Scott Sills
May 29, 2009
In 2002, I bolted the black streak on right side, .11+/.12-. Also added anchor and a couple bolts to route on front right side, one to protect a 5.10 mantle move and one up near top. Also added a slab variation to 5.9 and one bolt to protect moves off anchors on upper pitch. I don't who added two pitch slab route on left side of formation. Good route, but could use one more bolt to protect crux on last moves of second pitch. 5.11.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Nov 7, 2010
Either Robby or Lee Marsh, or maybe both did the first ascent of the wide crack. Shitty rock quality. Anyone else noticed that the best quality rock in the Platte tends to have the longest walk from the road?
By MountainManny
From: Idaho Springs
Dec 13, 2012
We had to bail on a Light D off of one of the last bolts before the anchors on P.1 of the "Unknown .10d" on Little Half Dome.

New biner booty and all yours...if you are up there next.
By David Appelhans
From: Medford, MA
Jul 26, 2013
MountainManny, your biner is still there. These routes really don't get climbed very often!
By teece303
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Jun 29, 2014
The carabiner is *still* there, as of yesterday.

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