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Little Half Dome

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Born on the 4th of July 
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Dog Day Afternoon 
Half Climb 
Half Dome Crack aka Party Time 
Half Dome Unknown 2 
Head Over Heels 
Just Chillin' 
Tin Can Alley 

Little Half Dome 

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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.

10 Total Routes

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

The Classics

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

Born on the 4th of July 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 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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The route is on the far right side. My booty is still here from last spring.
BETA PHOTO: The route is on the far right side. My booty is st...
South side of Half Dome.
South side of Half Dome.
The route is on the front of Half Dome's far right side.
BETA PHOTO: The route is on the front of Half Dome's far right...
Looking up at Half Dome.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at Half Dome.
Three routes on front with bolted rap stations.
Three routes on front with bolted rap stations.
Half Dome map. <br /> <br />Yellow - The "Sprucewood" approach drive from Sedalia.   Nighthawk Hill is 15% grade, single lane, dirt road.  Luckily the road is sunny on the steepness and passable most of the winter.   <br /> <br />Red - short hike to Half Dome.
BETA PHOTO: Half Dome map.

Yellow - The "Sprucewood" approach...
Chipped hold, NOT ME!!!
BETA PHOTO: Chipped hold, NOT ME!!!
Moving up the Unknown 5.10d On the far left side of Little H.D.  <br /> <br />
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: Lafayette
Jul 26, 2013

MountainManny, your biner is still there. These routes really don't get climbed very often!