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."
This is a sustained and fairly runout slab climb. The crux comes approximately 2/3 the way between the first and second bolt, but the entire climb is quite exciting. Make sure you have your head straight for this one!
Located on the slab just to the right of Goodrich Pinnacle Right.
Two bolts and one small cam (#1 C3) or nut. There is a two bolt anchor on the ledge on top.
This is rated 5.9 in the book, but it felt harder than several 10a slab climbs I can think of (Fingertips on Daff Dome, Revelation and Ten Karat Gold at Suicide, and Heart and Sole at Joshua Tree), but then again it was pretty hot when we climbed it . . . A nice climb regardless.